When you’re fighting a bacterial infection, antibiotics not only attack the bad bacteria, but also can destroy some of your body’s good bacteria, too.
While your prescription medication is working hard to make you feel better, it can also cause unpleasant side effects, like diarrhea or a yeast infection.
Probiotics work to help alleviate those side effects and may shorten the duration of your symptoms.
In their natural form, probiotics are living microorganisms found in healthy bodies and certain foods.
You can also get them from dietary supplements.1,2Not only are probiotics good for your gut, they are also beneficial for immune, urinary, and vaginal health.3,4Here’s how probiotics help you stay balanced, especially when you’re on an antibiotic.