Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus acidophilus - Single microbiological

Lactobacillus acidophilus

What is Lactobacillus acidophilus?

Lactobacillus acidophilus or L. acidophilus (meaning acid-loving milk bacteria) is a species of the genus Lactobacillus. L. acidophilus breaks down sugars into lactic acid. L. acidophilus is a bacillus that normally resides in the human digestive tract, capable of producing lactic acid, thus creating an environment that is not conducive to the growth of pathogenic bacteria and fungi including The bacteria cause decay.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (L. acidophilus) are fermenting bacteria or fungi that are introduced into the human body in controlled amounts. L. acidophilus are beneficial bacteria that live in the human digestive system, excretory system and genitals but do not cause disease.

What is the mechanism of action of Lactobacillus acidophilus?

  • Helps replenish beneficial bacteria in the digestive system, help digest food and absorb nutrients better, such as vitamins, especially fat-soluble vitamins, and proteins. L. acidophilus helps digest milk components in people with lactose intolerance;

  • Help treat diarrhea, including gastrointestinal infections such as rotavirus diarrhea in children and traveler's diarrhea. It also helps prevent and treat diarrhea caused by the use of antibiotics, as well as against harmful bacteria like Clostridium difficile that causes diarrhea;

  • Help prevent viruses, bacteria that cause infections like eczema (atopic dermatitis), acne and vaginal infections. It can reduce the symptoms of Lyme disease, hives and help boost the immune system;

  • Reducing cholesterol in the blood, helping to cure high cholesterol diseases. Probiotics work by absorbing cholesterol from the digestive system and using this cholesterol to build their own cell membranes, thereby reducing the amount of cholesterol entering the bloodstream;

  • Another effect of L. acidophilus is to prevent recurrence of bladder mucosal cancer. However, researchers have not confirmed this effect of probiotic L. acidophilus.

The role of Lactobacillus acidophilus

  • L. acidophilus is commonly used in fermented dairy products such as yogurt and dietary supplements.

  • L. acidophilus is used to treat and prevent diarrhea, as well as infections and skin diseases. It is also used for cholesterol disease and to enhance resistance.

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