Lactobacillus acidophilus is a chained cocci or rod-shaped lactic acid probiotic bacteria. The genus Lactobacillius harbouring variety of places, from dairy products to the human gastrointestinal tract, especially in the intestine, mouth and vagina of humans and animals. Due to their resistant power to bile and digestive enzymes, most strains are able to survive in the intestine.
Beneficial effects: L. acidophilus aids in decreasing the effect of gastrointestinal problems and vaginal yeast infection, while boosting the immune system. It is also known to relieve lactose intolerance.
Sources: Probiotic capsules, yogurt, sweet acidophilus milk, miso, and tempeh.