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Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus is pro-biotic bacteria, i.e. it is good bacteria present in intestines and vagina. These protect us against some unhealthy organisms. This they do after breaking down into acetic acid, hydrogen peroxide etc. which make it difficult for the harmful organisms to live.

Lactobacillus acidophilus is known to help during the process of digestion. It helps in production o niacin, folic acid and pyridoxine.
These bacteria also help in segregation of bile acids and amino acids so that it becomes easier for the body to reprocess these. It has been reported by several people that Lactobacillus acidophilus help in diarrhea prevention. The bacteria have also helped in killed harmful bacteria, which result in diarrhea in people.

Lactobacillus acidophilus has helped in maintaining intestinal health as well as in making the digestive system to improve for the better. These bacteria have also helped people in avoiding creation of yeast in vagina, thus avoiding any type of vaginal infections.

Lactobacillus acidophilus has also helped the animals in bringing down the levels of E. Coli in their excreta. Thus, helping them with a healthier digestive system and better absorbed food. There are also studies going on that these bacteria might be able to help people in bringing down the serum levels in cholesterol. These bacteria also produce Vitamin K.

The name Lactobacillus acidophilus is derived from the fact that these bacteria love acidic environment as well as look like rods. There are several different species of this bacterial some of which help in production of ethanol, carbon dioxide, lactic acid, etc.

These are important to form lactase which is formed because of lactic acid. Though these are the bacteria, care should be taken that you do not destroy these bacteria in your body by taking harsh medicines. Intake of antibiotics, etc. tends to destroy Lactobacillus acidophilus in your digestive system. Similarly usage of contraceptives, creams etc. in vagina destroy these bacteria, and makes you more prone to vaginal and intestinal diseases.  

Lactobacillus acidophilus have been a normal part of the vaginal tract which make acids that promote growth of acids which avoid vaginal fungal infections, any damage to the bacteria might prove to be a harm to your protection against such infections.

Thus, Lactobacillus acidophilus is important for healthy and proper functioning of your intestinal functions as well as protection of your vagina and vaginal tract. People who had to take antibiotics are also made to take pills which contain Lactobacillus acidophilus so that their digestive system can be brought to normal.

Submitted on January 16, 2014