The human body lives in a happy community with microorganisms. However, the use of antibiotics disrupts the gut microbiota, a community of microorganisms in the gut. After disruption of the balance, i.e. the composition and total mass of the gut microbiota, it takes weeks to recover. By using probiotics, we can help our body to recover the gut microbiota from the harmful effects of antibiotics as soon as possible.
Healthy gut microbiota
Antibioticis do not select the bacteria they destroy, so they kill both the "good" and the "bad" ones. By disrupting the balance of the gut microbiota, the human body becomes more exposed to infections because the "good" bacteria, that normally participate in the defense and resistance of the organism, no longer prevail. By introducing probiotics, the gut microbiota is enriched with probiotic strains, which help to restore the balance of naturally occurring bacteria in the digestive system.
Applied probiotics must contain live microorganisms, and after consumption, the probiotic microorganisms must survive passage through the upper part of the digestive system in which the extremely acidic pH is present and finally settle in the colon and the end of the small intestine (ileum). If probiotics are taken while administering the antibiotic, the probiotic should be consumed several hours later to avoid the destruction of the probiotic bacteria with the antibiotic.
Due to probiotics intake the 'good' bacteria prevail..
'Bad' bacteria prevail in the gut before antibiotics intake.
'Bad' and 'good' bacteria are destroyed after antibiotics intake.