Why you should take a probiotic after antibiotics
Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and 7 more effective good bacteria – plus added prebiotics
A course of antibiotics is designed to kill bacteria. Unfortunately, antibiotics do not discriminate between ‘bad’ or pathogenic bacteria and ‘good’ and beneficial bacteria.
So, the unwanted side-effect of any course of antibiotics to kill bad bacteria – whether penicillin, tetracycline, cephalosporin or amoxicillin – is to reduce the level and possibly the range of friendly probiotics. That can have adverse effects on your whole immune system.
Taking a live, multi-strain probiotic supplement can help increase the number and diversity of positive bacteria within your gut. As long as the supplement uses hardy strains that resist the acidity of the stomach and do reach the gut.
Taking a probiotic supplement WHILE TAKING antibiotics
It’s logical to question the effectiveness of taking a probiotic at the same time as an antibiotic – rather than after the end of the course. Surely the antibiotic would kill the probiotic?
A 2008 study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology asked this very question. Reviewing 5 meta analyses, it found that certain probiotics taken in supplement form significantly reduced diarrhoea in patients taking antibiotics. So those probiotics clearly did retain their effectiveness.
The most effective strains included Lactobacillus rhamnosus, and Bacillus coagulans, with Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacterium longum. They are ALL in MicroBiotic Plus.
Take your probiotic supplement 1-2 hours after taking the antibiotic – and with some food that ideally contains some fats, as a 2011 study shows that this is the optimum way. Continue to take a capsule for at least a week after completing the course of antibiotics.
A probiotic supplement like Microbiotic Plus is safe for children.
12 billion probiotic good bacteria
in 9 resistant hardy strains
1. Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 (2 billion)
2. Bifidobacterium lactis (2 billion)
3. Bacillus coagulans ProDura™ (1 billion)
4. Lactobacillus casei (1 billion)
5. Lactobacillus rhamnosus (2 billion)
6. Lactobacillus plantarum (1 billion)
7. Bifidobacterium longum (1 billion)
8. Bifidobacterium bifidum (1 billion)
9. Streptococcus thermophilus (1 billion)
Combined with prebiotic natural plant fibres
Inulin and Oligofructose
The prebiotics provide immediate food for the live friendly bacteria, making a unique synergistic synbiotic formula.
The combination supports a natural healthy microbial balance in your gut, helping to replenish good bacteria and allowing them to colonise strongly using the prebiotic nourishment.
MicroBiotic Plus is based on the latest scientific research on the microbiome
Your microbiome is key to your physical and mental health.
The good bacteria do not just digest food and produce essential vitamins; they also strongly influence your immune system, 70% of which is, surprisingly, in your gut.
As the microbiome also includes bad bacteria (which can cause short-tem and long-term illness and disease), it's essential to have enough of a variety of good bacteria to fight the bad, and crowd them out.
Uni-Vite has been researching health supplements for 35 years. Only now do we think the science finally supports an intestinal or probiotic supplement to help support a well-balanced microbiome.