Specific Probiotic Strains Are Effective for Genitourinary Infections

Gaby, Alan R.
November 2006
Townsend Letter;Nov2006, Issue 280, p123
The article shares the author's thoughts about the friendly bacteria that are typically referred to as probiotics. The author notes that the probiotics have been found to accelerate the recovery from certain types of infections and to help prevent recurrences. He points out that L. rhamnosus GR-1 and L. reuteri RC-14 may be the ideal probiotic strains for the prevention and treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections, vaginal candidiasis, and bacterial vaginosis.


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