Lactobacillus acidophilus

About :

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus is a species of gram positive bacteria in the genus Lactobacillus.

  • L. acidophilus is a homofermentative, microaerophilic species, fermenting sugars into lactic acid, and grows readily at rather low pH values (below pH 5.0) and has an optimum growth temperature of around 37 °C (99 °F)

  • L. acidophilus is found in the human and animal gastrointestinal tract and mouth

Uses/Benefits :

  • The strains are commercially used in many dairy products.

  • Some strains of L. acidophilus may be considered to have  probiotic characteristics.

  • L. acidophilus has been used to control certain types of diarrhea. Consuming L. acidophilus helps put good bacteria into the intestines. This often stops diarrhea.

  • Reduce cholesterol levels, Lower the risk of colon cancer, Prevent gastrointestinal ulcers.

Storage Condition :

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus are usually maintained at a storage temperature of 4°C.