Lactobacillus is a group of probiotic bacteria that naturally exists in the human intestine and vagina. It helps the digestion of food and to protect our gut and vagina from infections. People may take Lactobacillus to restore the gut microbiome (the bacteria environment in the gut) and treat stomach pain, allergies, and diarrhea. It is commonly used in people who are taking antibiotics because antibiotics kill the gut microbiome. Lactobacillus is also taken as a probiotic supplement by infants who receive breastfeeding and have crying or fussiness issues.
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