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Is there a difference between "Probiotics" and Lactobacillus Acidophilus?

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Old 03-23-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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Is there a difference between "Probiotics" and Lactobacillus Acidophilus?

Hi all,
I've been taking antibiotics (Mino) long term, and have decided to start taking a "good bacteria" supplement. I've seen "Probiotics" at Trader Joe's, but when I went to Walmart last night to actually buy something, all I found was "Lactobacillus Acidophilus". Are these 2 supplements basically the same thing, or does the "Probiotic" have other good stuff in it? Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated Also...this is a little off subject, but does anyone know if there are any lab tests I should be requesting since I've been taking Mino long-term? Maybe a liver function test? Or would this not be necesary? Thanks!

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Old 03-23-2006, 05:52 PM   #2
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Re: Is there a difference between "Probiotics" and Lactobacillus Acidophilus?

Lactobacillus Acidophilus is one type of probiotic. Probiotics put good bacteria back into our body whereas "anti"biotics kill off bacteria, even the good kind that we need. I would visit a reputable health store to find a good acidopholous if that is what you are looking for. If you are not educated about the different brands that are out there a health store clerk will give you the information you need to make an informed decision on the brand that is best for you.

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