Lactobacillus Acidophilus

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This strain of bacteria helps support the immune system, lower cholesterol levels, reduce symptoms associated with lactose intolerance, and increases vitamin K levels

Lactobacillus Acidophilus is normally found in the gastrointestinal tract, mouth and vagina.

Research links this bacteria with aiding modulates in many aspects of the immune system in the gut[1], aids in preventing potential periodontal infections[2], aids in inhibiting the inflammatory process in the gut[3]†, improves the normal flora in vaginal cells[4], aids in slowing down H. Pylori induced infections by blocking the main modulators of the immune process[6], aids in helping lower cholesterol levels[7], and aids in promoting an increase in Vitamin K and lactase [8]. 

[1] Konstantinov SR, Smidt H, de Vos WM, et al. S layer protein A ofLactobacillus acidophilus NCFM regulates immature dendritic cell and T cell functions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2008;105(49):19474-19479. doi:10.1073/pnas.0810305105. 

[2] Ma L, Ding Q, Feng X, Li F. The Protective Effect of Recombinant FomA-expressing Lactobacillus acidophilus Against Periodontal Infection.Inflammation 2013;36(5):1160-1170. doi:10.1007/s10753-013- 9651-x.

 [3] Borthakur A, Bhattacharyya S, Kumar A, Anbazhagan AN, Tobacman JK, Dudeja PK. Lactobacillus acidophilus Alleviates Platelet-Activating Factor-Induced Inflammatory Responses in Human Intestinal Epithelial Cells. Dahiya R, ed. PLoS ONE 2013;8(10):e75664. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075664.

[4] Pi W, Ryu J-S, Roh J. Lactobacillus acidophilus Contributes to a Healthy Environment for Vaginal Epithelial Cells. The Korean Journal of Parasitology2011;49(3):295-298. doi:10.3347/kjp.2011.49.3.295. 

[5] Jebur MS. Therapeutic efficacy of Lactobacillus acidophilus against bacterial isolates from burn wounds. North American Journal of Medical Sciences2010;2(12):586-591. doi:10.4297/najms.2010.2586.

[6] Yang Y-J, Chuang C-C, Yang H-B, Lu C-C, Sheu B-S. Lactobacillus acidophilus ameliorates H. pylori-induced gastric inflammation by inactivating the Smad7 and NFκB pathways. BMC Microbiology 2012;12:38. doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-38. 

[7] Anderson J, Gilliland S (1999). "Effect of fermented milk (yogurt) containing Lactobacillus acidophilus L1 on serum cholesterol in hypercholesterolemic humans". J Am Coll Nutr18 (1): 43–50. 

[8] http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/acidophilus/background/hrb-20058615

Probiotics containing Lactobacillus Acidophilus: 

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