When your body is fighting a nasty infection, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to help win the war. But as helpful as antibiotics can be, they can also cause a lot of harm.
The job of antibiotics like Augmentin, Amoxil, and Zithromax is to kill off the bad bacteria that is making you sick. The problem, however, is that antibiotics get rid of the good bacteria, too.
That’s where probiotics come in.
Known as “good” bacteria, probiotics keep your gut healthy and can aid in digestion. Here are signs that they’re doing their job.
An unhealthy balance of bacteria in your gut can cause lots of gas, leaving you feeling bloated and uncomfortable. Probiotics introduce good bacteria that reduce gas production in your digestive system.
Going More Regularly
Sorry, we have to talk about poop. Constipation can be a major factor in abdominal discomfort, which is part of the reason it’s so important to go. Probiotics help move your intestines and empty your bowels, but can also bring relief from diarrhea.
Nobody wants to be man-down with a cold or similar virus. The good news is that probiotics can improve your immunity which will help you fight off those illnesses more quickly.