When is reasonable to take probiotics?

Our digestive tract is home to trillions of bacteria as well as fungi and viruses... They are called the gut microbiome. This microbiome is very important to our overall health. Some people call it the second brain. Just a small imbalance can cause dramatic changes in health.

Using antibiotics to treat infections can kill the beneficial bacteria that live in the gut and that is one cause of this imbalance, leading to loose stools and diarrhea. Probiotics can be taken orally to restore an imbalance in the gut flora.

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that have health benefits. They are often referred to as good, helpful or healthy bacteria, and often available as supplements and sold at drugstores.

When deciding to use probiotics to overcome loose stools, diarrhea (due to antibiotics) should be used after the course of antibiotics has ended. Probiotics are usually taken twice a day on an empty stomach and should be continued for at least a few weeks, helping to restore the bacterial balance.

In addition, it is necessary to add foods rich in fiber such as fruits, vegetables, cereals... These are foods that are considered as food sources of probiotics (beneficial bacteria), which help beneficial bacteria to grow faster.