Do You Really Need Probiotics While Taking Antibiotics?

Credit: Wibbitz Studio
Published 2 weeks ago - Duration: 01:32s

Do You Really Need Probiotics While Taking Antibiotics?

Do You Really Need Probiotics After Taking Antibiotics?

Antibiotics are a common remedy to fight off bacterial infections.

But they have an unfortunate side effect.

They destroy the beneficial bacteria in the microbiome.

Antibiotics also commonly cause diarrhea, which can cause dehydration.

So, is it beneficial to take probiotics alongside your antibiotics?

The answer is a bit complicated.

In a recent Israeli study, researchers found that probiotic strains were able to colonize the gut despite antibiotic damage.

However, the colonization delayed the recovery of the microbiota, which remained disturbed for the six month study.

Subjects who took placebos recovered within three weeks.

It seems we have a lot to learn about the microbiome.

Advertisement

Recent related videos from verified sources

Do You Need Probiotics When Taking Antibiotics: Watch Here 01:32
Credit: Celebrity Wire - Published 2 weeks ago 

Ask Dr. Nandi: Why most burger chains get failing grades for antibiotics use? 02:30
Credit: WXYZ Detroit - Published on October 19, 2018 

Antibiotic side effects send tens of thousands of kids to the ER every year 02:07
Credit: WXYZ Detroit - Published on October 22, 2018 

You might like