Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help overthrow harmful bacteria that can cause a whole host of illnesses. They also prompt your immune system to fight off disease. Basically they help maintain and even restore health.
Probiotics are particularly important when taking antibiotics. Antibiotics do not discriminate between good and bad bacteria – they tend to wipe out both. Taking a good, high dose probiotic like Pathway 35 Billion will help restore beneficial microbes that are destroyed by antibiotics.
The key is to take the probiotic and antibiotic several hours apart, so they aren’t cancelling each other out. I recommend taking one capsule of Pathway 35 Billion Probiotic 2 hours after an antibiotic dose. After you are done with the round of antibiotics, take one capsule per day for a month. If you are one of the unfortunate people who experience antibiotic associated diarrhea, this may even help reduce it. For more information regarding Pathway probiotics, contact Village Green Apothecary.