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Probiotics for the Treatment and Prevention of Diarrhea

Probiotics boost immunity, restore gut microecology, and boost overall health. In a recent systematic review and meta-analysis by the American Medical Association, it was found that probiotics play a significant role in preventing and treating Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea (AAD). When using an antibiotic, it’s important to begin supplementing with a probiotic to prevent a dysbiosis or micro flora imbalance in the digestive system which can lead to diarrhea and other digestive and vaginal disorders. Friendly microorganisms compete with pathogens for resources and lower digestive PH for the growth and proliferation of non-pathogenic species which are beneficial for gut health. Probiotics are safe and effective and can be used year round. The following strains were shown to be the most effective in protecting the gut mucosa from harmful pathogens and promoting gut homeostasis: Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Saccharomyces, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and Bacillus probiotic strains.

Recommended Supplements

  • Empyrean Nutrition Vector V3
  • Garden of Life Colon Care Probiotic

Journal of American Medical Association. 2012;307(18):1959-1969. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.3507.

By Thomas Brooks

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