Acidophilus, also known as lactobacillus acidophilus is a “friendly” bacteria produced by the body and it actually helps with the reduction of the growth of “bad” bacteria which causes yeast infection. Besides yeast infection these “bad” bacteria can also cause infections in the bowels, urinary tract and respiratory system.
Lactobacillus acidophilus produces B vitamins, aids with the normalization of cholesterol, improves food digestion, and reduces the risk of colon cancer. So, obiously it is needed for the health of your body.
The taking of antibiotics is a cause for the destruction of the lactobacillus acidophilus. Antibiotics are certainly good for a lot of things, but they do not distinguish between the good and the bad bacteria. They just kill it all. So while you may be solving one problem, you could be creating another.
If your lactobacillus acisophilus levels are low you should consider a supplement. Or you could certainly consider adjusting your diet to include more foods with it. One of the best would be yogurt. But not all yogurt contains lactobacillus acidophilus, so make sure that you read the label.
There are several methods of supplementing your lactobacillus acisophilus. It may come in the form of pills or capsules, suppositories, or even as a vaginal cream. Of course the most popular is the oral form.
It can also be found in some types of yogurt. But as I said before, you will have to read the label to be sure. Some others sources are sauerkraut, kombucha, kinchi, kefir, and other fermented food products.
So, as you can see, there are many types of bacteria in your body. Some are good and some are bad. Some do good things for your body and some are very harmful for your body.
So if your doctor has you on antibiotics, you may want to ask him about taking lactobacillus acidophilus supplements if you are experiencing any symptoms of a yeast infection.
As always I recommend a total natural holistic approach to keeping your whole body in perfect balance. Not only would that take care of the lack of lactobacillus acidophilus, but you will notice many more beneficial side effects. For more information on the all natuaral holistic aproach to being yeast free forever vist Linda Allens site at: Yeast Infection No More. You will be glad you did!