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Habitat: A friendly bacteria in the human gastrointestinal tract and the female vagina. Healthy intestines have several trillion of these bacteria, referred to a probiotic.
Common food sources: Fermented foods like yogurt (unpasteurized), aged cheese, Kefir (a fermented milk drink), sauerkraut (unpasteurized), Kimchi, Miso (a Japanese seasoning), Kombucha (fermented tea drink), Tempeh (fermented soybean product) and certain pickles.
Illness: Does not cause illness. As a probiotic it counteracts damage done to the intestines by antibiotics. It also produces lactase to help with digestion, and it helps prevent vaginal yeast infections.
Healthy uses: Replaces the friendly intestinal bacteria destroyed by antibiotics; aids digestion and helps suppress disease-causing bacteria.