Acidophilus is a term used by marketers to describe concoctions that include Lactobacillus acidophilus (or L. acidophilus for short). L. acidophilus is a probiotic bacteria that is often found in yogurts and the like that is thought to be beneficial for digestion. In fact when someone has created an imbalance of digestive fauna by taking antibiotics to fight off an infection, then consuming acidophilus can help restore proper digestive health. Acidophilus can also be used to avoid indigestion and diarrhea. Other benefits include a strengthened immune system, improved levels of cholesterol and the prevention of recurring yeast infections.

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