Friendly bacteria alongside and following antibiotics
Our gut bacteria (microbiome) is fundamental to our health. It has a wide range of functions in our body and maintaining a balance of ‘good’ to ‘bad’ bacteria is key to supporting our microbiota.
Antibiotics are designed to kill bacteria that cause disease, but, in many cases, they do not distinguish between good and bad bacteria – they destroy all bacteria indiscriminately. As a result, taking antibiotics can very quickly lead to an imbalance in the gut microbiota and balance may not be restored once the course of antibiotics is complete.
This gives the bad bacteria an opportunity to multiply and grow and may cause side effects such as antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and subsequently lead to permanent changes in the structure and composition of our microbiota.
Taking friendly bacteria such as acidophilus and bifidus alongside and following antibiotics may help to maintain a balanced microbiota.
Multi-strain ultra-high-strength live bacteria
ProVen Probiotics Adult Acidophilus & Bifidus – 50 Billion is an ultra-high-strength friendly bacteria supplement for use alongside antibiotics for adults aged 16+. Each capsule contains 50 billion friendly bacteria and should be taken both alongside and following a course of antibiotics, allowing at least two hours between taking the antibiotics and taking the probiotic capsule.
Microorganisms (Lactobacillus acidophilus CUL60 & CUL21, Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis CUL34, Bifidobacterium bifidum CUL20), Vegetarian Capsule Shell (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Anti-caking Agents (Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate.
One capsule per day