Re: Started taking acidophilus......
Probiotic just means "good bacteria".
When you take antibiotics, have diarrhea for whatever reason, the bacteria in your intestines just get out of balance and cause all sorts of digestive problems -such as---Gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, pain, foul odor,etc. The object is to re-establish the good bacteria and get rid of the bad or re-balance the bacterias.
I read that there are 400 different bacteria in the intestines that I'm sure each has a purpose to keep us healthy and many have names like Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantanum, L. bularius, L. casei, Bifidobacterium infantis and the list goes on and on. Acidophilus is just the short name that is commonly used and is a Probiotic.You could do a search for "Probiotic" and you'll get alot of information to read. I can't list them because it contains ads.
I hope this helps ---Harry