Probiotic and antibiotic – a popular couple
It can be seen at first glance that both concepts contained in the title are connected by the word life and bios. As it is known, probiotics are administered orally, live, selected microorganisms that have a positive effect on the body. The term ‘probiotic’ is relatively new to many people. Practically probiotics are widely known for a long time, not only by adults, but also by teenagers, and even sometimes children in the context of a preparation taken during antibiotic therapy.
Frequent use of the concept in everyday life does not mean that it is always used to the right extent. When asked „when we reach for an antibiotic?” , we generally get the answer that in infectious diseases. Sometimes exceptions are mentioned. Meanwhile, infectious diseases can be divided into those caused by: viruses, prions, bacteria, protozoa, fungi. Some diseases are also classified as parasitic, caused by, among others by: protozoa, flatworms, arthropods. Such different groups of disease-causing organisms are combated by various methods. Antibiotics, importantly, are used in diseases of bacterial origin, often also in mycoses and some parasitic diseases. It is worth recalling that one of the basic exceptions, where the antibiotic does not work, are diseases of viral origin. So, for example, flu cannot be cured with antibiotics.
Diagnosing an infectious disease and determining how to eradicate it is a task for the GP or infectious disease specialist who will make a possible decision about treatment with substances produced by living organisms (generally bacteria and fungi). In the last sentence I have included a short definition of an antibiotic (anti – counter, biotic – related to life). Antibiotics have bactericidal or bacteriostatic effects, i.e. by limiting reproduction. Examples of applications are angina with penicillin and salmonellosis with ampicillin. The discovery of penicillin is credited in 1928 to Alexander Fleming. Penicillin is obtained from mold fungi. There are currently many synthetic and semi-synthetic antibiotics.
In general, antibiotic therapy lasts 7-14 days. However, antibiotic treatment has side effects. The first is associated with the immunization of bacteria, thus also reducing the resistance of the human body. The second is connected with the fact that antibiotics act “comprehensively” not only on pathogenic microorganisms, but also on the intestinal bacterial flora.
We may not notice the bacterial flora disorder, but specific symptoms are common: diarrhea, nausea, flatulence. There are also conditions conducive to the development of mycoses, primarily in the mouth. To make the treatment even more pleasant, a couple in a “dance” with an antibiotic should stand and appear on the stage a probiotic.
Probiotics in the context of antibiotic therapy are also called sheath preparations. They are generally recommended during and after therapy. I have come across opinions that from a few days to even 7 months after finishing antibiotic treatment. Bioteria Probiotics™ has prepared two proposals that allow you to return to microbial balance in the case of antibiotic treatment.
Among many products we have BIOTERIA PROBIOTICS and Probiotics with ALPHA-KETOGLUTARIC ACID. Both can be used in antibiotic therapy. (“WHEN TO USE:. Probiotic therapy. Antibiotic therapy”). In addition, the packaging of the second product contains, among others the statement „dedicated recipe AFTER ANTIBIOTICS”.
The BIOTERIA PROBIOTICS are therefore recommended during and after antibiotic therapy. In our daily portion we find 1.8 billion probiotic bacteria. A volume of 500 ml is enough for a 2-week treatment. The product is also recommended after chemo- and radiation therapy and in connection with the treatment of dysbiosis, i.e. balance disorders in the intestinal microflora. Dysbiosis can be one of the effects of antibiotic therapy. Symptoms remain primarily: flatulence, diarrhea or constipation, nausea, heartburn, vomiting.
Innovative probiotics with AKG ACID
PROBIOTICS WITH ALFA-KETOGLUTARIC ACID are also recommended for individuals during and after antibiotic therapy. The composition includes as many as 4.5 billion bacteria in a daily portion, in addition, prebiotic so called chokeberry fiber. The preparation is aimed at regaining and maintaining the balance of intestinal microflora. The cocoa present in the composition has the general task of strengthening the body. In the context of antibiotic therapy, it is worth recalling that this acid also has an antibacterial effect in itself. The volume of the product is traditional – 500 ml, which gives 33 doses spread over 11 days.