Lactobacillusacidophilus

Lactobacillusacidophilus

Jan 17th – Lactobacillusacidophilus is the most commonly used probiotic. Many healthy bacteria live in the intestines and vagina where they protect against the “bad” bacteria that can cause disease. They do this in a couple of ways. For example, when L. acidophilus breaks down food in the intestine, several substances are formed (such as lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide) that create an unfriendly¬†environment for “bad” bacteria. Health practitioners often recommend probiotics as a supplement while taking antibiotics. Antibiotics kill bacteria, but don’t discriminate between “friendly” and “unfriendly” organisms. So the balance between good and bad bacteria in the intestines can be upset. Some researchers think that taking probiotics helps restore the healthy balance of bacteria.¬†#365DaysOfMicroscopy

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: