How can I take Lactobacillus acidophilus?

You should take Lactobacillus acidophilus exactly as instructed on the package label. It can be taken in tablet, capsule or granule form. You also can get Lactobacillus acidophilus in yogurt containing this live bacteria. Some practitioners suggest that taking divided dosages of one to 10 billion live Lactobacillus acidophilus bacteria is a satisfactory and healthy amount. If you take more, you may experience some stomach discomfort. You should consult with your doctor before taking Lactobacillus acidophilus or if you experience any side effects.

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Dietary Supplements

Whether you're visiting the drug store, grocery or natural food shop you'll likely find an aisle where there are jars and bottles of things for you to put in your body that are neither foods nor medicines. Ranging from vitamins an...

d minerals to fiber and herbal remedies, these supplements are not regulated in the same way as either food or medicine. Some of them are backed by solid research, others are folk remedies or proprietary cures. If your diet does not include enough of certain vitamins or minerals, a supplement may be a good idea. Natural treatment for conditions like constipation may be effective. But because these substances are unregulated, it is always a good idea to educate yourself about the products and to use common sense when taking them. This is even more true if you are pregnant or taking a medicine that may be affected by supplements.

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