Do Antibiotics Kill Probiotics? (Here’s Why Don’t Doctors Prescribe!)

Do Antibiotics Kill Probiotics? (Here’s Why Don’t Doctors Prescribe!)

Generally, it is believed that antibiotics and probiotics are agonists and can not co-exist.  However, the relationship between antibiotics and probiotics isn’t as straightforward as it seems.  Here are some key points that will allow you insight into their love-hate dynamics. Key Highlights Adding to the complexity, certain antibiotics are more detrimental to the beneficial…

Does Stomach Acid Kill Probiotics & Good Bacteria?

Does Stomach Acid Kill Probiotics & Good Bacteria?

According to UCSF, the normal stomach acid pH ranges between 1.5 to 3.5. However, most probiotic strains flourish in the intestinal and colon environment where the pH is between 6 to 7. These values indicate that probiotic supplements lacking the right species or appropriate coatings to protect susceptible strains are nearly ineffective. Therefore, here are…

Can Probiotics Be Taken With Vitamins? (B, C, D, B12)

Can Probiotics Be Taken With Vitamins? (B, C, D, B12)

Probiotics and multivitamins usage is constantly increasing as almost 30.9% of the US population have gut issues, and up to 95%  face different micro-nutrient deficiencies. But is it safe to take both these supplements together? How do probiotics interfere with vitamins? Will they decrease their efficacy or increase it? To find out the answers, I…

Can Probiotics Cause Heart Problems? (Safe or Not?)

Can Probiotics Cause Heart Problems? (Safe or Not?)

Did you know that in the United States, someone somewhere experiences a heart attack every 40 seconds? This is your sign to prioritize your heart health starting today and make a conscious effort to eliminate all the risk factors.  If you’re unsure about where to begin, consider stocking up on probiotics.  Here’s why they can…

Best Probiotic Wine (3 Options For Alcohol Drinkers)

Best Probiotic Wine (3 Options For Alcohol Drinkers)

Did you know that researchers have isolated and identified eleven different strains of lactic acid bacteria found in the initial stages of wine fermentation?  This is interesting because it indicates that since bacteria are used in winemaking, it may retain some of the probiotic goodness until completion of the process. Considering this, I have compiled…