Quick Guide to Probiotics


Probiotics are the live bacteria and yeasts that live in your body and keep your gut healthy.

These friendly bacteria patrol your intestines and keep your digestive system running smoothly by helping digest food, destroying harmful pathogens and producing vitamins.

The GI tract is a finely balanced environment where roughly 500 different strains of bacteria compete for space and nutrients.

When there is a higher amount of healthy bacteria to unhealthy bacteria few symptoms exist. However, dysbiosis can occur when there is an overabundance of unhealthy bacteria.

The bacteria balance can be upset by medications (such as antibiotics, oral contraceptives, etc.), excessive alcohol consumption, or poor dietary intake.

When choosing a probiotic supplement make sure it contains the right strains for the right job. Also, prebiotics are important to ensure the healthy bacteria stay alive and healthy.

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2 thoughts on “Quick Guide to Probiotics”

  1. Julie says:

    What happened when you take probiotics while on antibiotics? Does it hurt? Help?

    1. Doctors of PPMA says:

      Taking probiotics during antibiotic treatment can reduce the risk of diarrhea. You should take the antibiotic and probiotic away from each other (2 or more hours apart). Probiotics can help restore gut bacteria after a round of antibiotics. The best probiotic to take during and after antibiotics will contain saccharomyces boulardii: https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-332/saccharomyces-boulardii

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