The below doses are based on scientific research, publications, traditional use, or expert opinion. Many herbs and supplements have not been thoroughly tested, and safety and effectiveness may not be proven. Brands may be made differently, with variable ingredients, even within the same brand. The below doses may not apply to all products. You should read product labels, and discuss doses with a qualified healthcare provider before starting therapy.
Adults (18 years and older)
L. acidophilus has been taken by mouth as capsules or tablets, clotted milk, fermented milk, a freeze-dried preparation, living or heat-killed bacteria, and yogurt. Treatments for vaginal disorders include: a douche made of yogurt and water; tablets containing L. acidophilus inserted directly into the vagina; a vaccine containing L. acidophilus .
Children (younger than 18 years)
L. acidophilus has been taken by mouth as capsules or tablets, clotted milk, freeze-dried bacteria, heat-killed bacteria, and a probiotic preparation.