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1. Post Antibiotic Therapy

During and after antibiotic therapy supplementation with a mixture of bifidobacterium bifidum and L. acidophilus can

prevent the candida overgrowth, diarrhea and urinary tract infections that can result from antibiotic therapy.

Probiotic supplementation can maintain or re-establish the bacterial flora equilibrium during or after treatment with

ampicillin. Research exists to support the use of probiotic supplementation during antibiotic administration.1,3,7,8,9

2. Fibrocystic Breast Disease (FBD) and Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

To improve the excretion of estrogen conjugated with glucuronic acid some practitioners recommend the ingestion

of 10-20 billion L. acidophilus living organisms per day. L. acidophilus inhibits the overpopulation of the bacteria

that secrete beta-glucorinadase enzyme, which in turn deconjugates estrogen from glucuronic acid.

In this instance, estrogen can be re-absorbed back into the bloodstream (entero-hepatic pathway) and over

stimulate metabolic processes that exacerbate FBD and PMS.

Research supports the view that FBD and PMS are aggravated and possibly caused by a high estrogen to

progesterone ratio. Improving estrogen detoxification and intestinal excretion of estrogen has been shown to

improve symptoms of FBD and PMS.10