Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus is a type of probiotic found in the human gut, mouth, and vagina, and also in certain foods.

“Good” bacteria such as L. acidophilus can help break down food, absorb nutrients, and fight off “bad” organisms that might cause diseases. Both probiotic pills and fermented foods like yoghurt occasionally include L. acidophilus.

Antibiotic-induced diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina, and an infection brought on by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori are all conditions for which people frequently utilise L. acidophilus (H. pylori). There isn’t enough solid scientific evidence to support many of these other uses, which include treating eczema, hay fever, acne, and many other ailments. There is Additionally, there is no solid evidence in favour of utilising L. acidophilus COVID-19.

L. acidophilus should not be confused with other probiotics or with foods that have undergone fermentation, such as fermented milk, kefir, or yoghurt. They are not equivalent. Also take note that in April 2020, the Lactobacillus genus was divided into 25 distinct genera. The names of some other species changed, but L. acidophilus’ name didn’t.