Soil based ‘friendly bacteria’ are the essential bacteria we need in our digestive system to: Protect us from the germs that make it past the thiocyanates, regulate the candida that goes out of control, manufacture certain vitamins and to keep the lining of the digestive system healthy, just to mention but a few things!
I have always recommended that anyone on antibiotics must take a good probiotic. There are plenty of studies that show the benefits. A recent one, by the Cochrane Collaboration on 4,213 patients, showed how antibiotics disturb the ecosystem of organisms in your digestive system. Those on probiotics suffered LESS side effects such as stomach cramps, nausea and diarrhoea (caused by the dangerous Clostridium difficile bug).
We need high doses in times of trouble and then a maintenance dose to keep us topped up. Prescript Assist is a probiotic with x29 strains of friendly bacteria (most probiotics have x1-x4) and which has peer-reviewed clinical studies. Most other probiotics lack scientific study. If you want a good probiotic choose Prescript Assist. For maintenance just take 1-2 capsules a week and a bottle will last around 2-4 months.
The good news is that unlike other probiotics, Prescript Assist does not require refrigeration – so it’s good for up to 2 years.