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What is a probiotic?
Did you know that the human digestive system contains over 400 different species of micro-organisms?
The human gut contains over 400 different species of micro-organisms. Fortunately, this microflora can be kept in balance by ensuring just two types are dominate: Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria.
Poor dietary choices, excessive alcohol, antibiotics and pregnancy are just some of the factors that may cause a disturbance in our normal intestinal flora.
Antibiotic administration may result in the destruction of much of the healthy intestinal flora leading to possible intestinal disturbances such as:
Antibiotics are medications that kill or stop the growth of bacteria. They are administered to you when you are suffering from a bacterial infection. Antibiotics do not discriminate between the good and bad bacteria in our guts, and therefore will kill or inhibit the growth of both good and bad bacteria. It is recommended that while you are on a course of antibiotics to also take a medical strength probiotic to help replenish and maintain the levels of good bacteria in your gut.
Studies have shown the benefits of probiotics in association with antibiotics:
If you are taking an antibiotic it is recommended to take a probiotic twice a day, at least two hours away from the antibiotic dose, so as to minimise the amount of probiotics that are killed by the antibiotics. If you have just finished a course of antibiotics, a probiotic such as Inner Health Plus may help replenish the good bacteria levels in your gut.