Last week, we were pretty impressed to lean that the consumption of probiotics during pregnancy may reduce allergy incidence in newborns. And if that wasn’t an interesting enough fact, we are back with our seventh and final fact about probiotics and your health in this mini blog series.
As the winter season winds down, many are still plagued by nasty bugs, some of which call for antibiotic treatment. While antibiotics play a powerful role in fighting off unwanted bugs, they can sometimes leave your gut bacteria unbalanced. Although some people have heard the myth about not taking probiotics while on an antibiotic, we want to set the record straight.
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In a previous blog, we discussed how, as you take your antibiotic, it works to remove the bad bacteria that have been attacking your system. However, unfortunately, antibiotics don’t make the distinction between “good’ and “bad” bacteria, ultimately wiping it out collectively. By nature, probiotics are beneficial bacteria that confer a positive health benefit on their host.
When these are eliminated by an antibiotic, the user can experience a host of unpleasant side effects, namely antibiotic-induced diarrhea. This type of diarrhea is more common than you might think. In fact, one out of every three people taking an antibiotic suffers from it. Since probiotics are also believed to help support strong immune and digestive health, it is especially important to replenish otherwise depleted probiotics.
Next time you find yourself on an antibiotic consult you physician about whether SCD Essential Probiotics® supplementation is right for you.
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.