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Acidophilus

Main Ingredients:   Acidophilus (AKA: Lactobacillus Acidophilus)

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7.9  Effectiveness
2.2  Side Effects
6.1  Holistic Benefits

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The literal translation of Lactobacillus acidophilus is acid loving milk bacteria. This is a homofermentative species as it ferments sugar into lactic acid. L.acidophilus is a naturally occurring organism in the gastrointestinal tracts of humans as well as animals, and also found in the mouth and vagina.

In depth studies have been conducted on a few strains of L.acidophilus to better understand its health advantages. It is understood to improve the gastrointestinal functions, boosts the immune system and decreases the incidence of vaginal infections by yeast. Studies have indicated that L.acidophilus alleviates indigestion and diarrhea.

In the market today, one can find a number of products that contain L.acidophilus such as milk and yoghurt. This is mostly consumed by individuals that have poor lactose tolerance as a substitute for milk.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Acidophilus, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
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Appetite 0% 0% 71.4% 28.6% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 0% 85.7% 14.3% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Digestion 14.3% 14.3% 42.9% 28.6% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 0% 71.4% 28.6% 0%
Energy 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Eyesight 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Memory 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 0% 85.7% 14.3% 0%
Pain 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Patience 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 85.7% 0% 14.3%
Skin Complexion 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Sleep 0% 0% 85.7% 14.3% 0%
Stress Level 0% 0% 85.7% 14.3% 0%
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Commonly Reported Acidophilus Side Effects
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Dark / Tarry Stools 33.3% 66.7% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 85.7% 0% 14.3% 0% 0%
Gas 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 50% 0% 50% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Acidophilus
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Auto Accident 12.5%
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10 Jun 2010 When I need antibiotics I always take acidophilus to prevent yeast infections, and since I have I haven't gotten one from antibiotics.
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12 Jan 2010 I was getting frequent yeast infections. If I have sexual relations I was without a doubt going to get a yeast infection. My doctor told me to take Acidophilus everyday. I have not had a yeast infection since starting this medication.
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05 May 2009 It appears to be good for preventing / treating yeast infections.
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