There is finally research being conducted on the benefits of probiotics. The most commonly used probiotic is ‘lactobacillis’.
We are all born with close to 3 trillion types of bacteria in our gut. When we are sick, this closely regulated flora becomes disrupted. Probiotics help to restore the natural mix of flora. Our gut is like a rain forest – if we destroy one bacteria, many others fail to thrive. If you are taking long term antibiotics, it may be a good idea to use a probiotic to protect your natural gut flora.
Ask one of our nurse practitioners about this the next time you have an appointment.
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