What's the best probiotic to take with a course of antibiotics?

The best probiotic to take with an antibiotic is Saccharomyces Boulardii probably.

Everyone's response to probiotics is different. It depends on the kind of probiotic you take, and your individual biochemistry and microbiome. You can certainly take a probiotic when you take antibiotics, but read on first.

Antibiotics kill bacteria: that's their job. However, each antibiotic kills different kinds of bacteria. Taking your probiotics at least three hours away from your antibiotics gives them a better chance of working.

Saccharomyces Boulardii isn't a bacteria: it's a friendly yeast. That means that antibiotics don't affect it. Unlike other yeasts—Candida, for instance—it doesn't overgrow or cause an imbalance in your gut.

For these reasons, it can help to minimise any damage that a course of antibiotics might do to your levels of friendly bacteria.

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