Dietary Supplements

How does Lactobacillus acidophilus work?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Lactobacillus acidophilus are bacteria that naturally inhabit the gastrointestinal tract and vagina where it helps to maintain an acidic environment. When the natural bacteria are out of balance, taking a Lactobacillus acidophilus product orally or vaginally replaces the "good" bacteria in the intestines and vagina, which helps prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.

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