Friendly bacteria alongside and following antibiotics
Our gut bacteria (microbiome) is fundamental to our health. It has a wide range of functions in our body and maintaining a balance of ‘good’ to ‘bad’ bacteria is key to supporting our microbiota.
Antibiotics are designed to kill bacteria that cause disease, but, in many cases, they do not distinguish between good and bad bacteria – they destroy all bacteria indiscriminately. As a result, taking antibiotics can very quickly lead to an imbalance in the gut microbiota and balance may not be restored once the course of antibiotics is complete.
This gives the bad bacteria an opportunity to multiply and grow and may cause side effects such as antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and subsequently lead to permanent changes in the structure and composition of our microbiota.
Taking friendly bacteria such as acidophilus and bifidus alongside and following antibiotics may help to maintain a balanced microbiota.
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