Probiotics during/after antibiotics?
September 28, 2013 10:43 AM Subscribe
I'm on a course of antibiotics, so I'd like to begin re-colonizing myself with some helpful gut flora. Totally willing to get whatever from wherever; there are Whole Foods and various hippie stores (no slight intended) around where I can purchase food or pills, if I need something not available at a mainstream big box retailer or grocery store.
posted by jsturgill to health & fitness (16 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I'd really like for any recommendations to be evidence-based. I have a strong, visceral, and negative reaction to woo and outsized claims.
Articles and research about specific bacteria strains I should be looking to introduce, coupled with products that provide those strains, would be perfect.
Also, I recall vaguely some caution as to whether food (like yogurt) actually helps recolonize one's guts, as the bacteria may all be destroyed during digestion. Clarification on which delivery mechanisms (yogurt and similar, or pills, or whatever) are actually useful would be welcome, as are any other words of advice or anecdote that seem relevant and helpful.