The word probiotics means "for life” and is often used to indicate ‘friendly bacteria” in the alternative medicine field today. There are at least 400 different species of
microflora that exists in the human GI tract. Your health is directly related to the health of your intestine. The bacterial environment of your intestine is vitally important. Good bacteria are altered by antibiotics, steroid drugs, stress, and chlorinated water to name a few.
Antibiotics are chemical compounds that inhibit and abolish the growth of bacteria. However, antibiotics are not selective. These chemical compounds destroy both the good and bad bacteria. The balance of gut flora is disrupted and in the end your GI system, and immune system. The use of a probiotic supplement before, during and after a period of being on an antibiotic can support your healthy gut flora, which then positively affects your overall health.
Our favorite probiotic is Enterobiotic SBO by Natural Creations.