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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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