Antibiotics & Bacterial Flora

Few people are aware of just how destructive antibiotics can be to the healthy levels of bacterial flora inside the body. Here’s what you need to know:

Bacterial Flora are Vital to Tissues and Organs

The skin, intestines, urogenital system and respiratory system all depend on healthy levels of bacterial flora to function.

Bacterial Flora are Vital to Tissues and Organs

The skin, intestines, urogenital system and respiratory system all depend on healthy levels of bacterial flora to function.

It’s Difficult for the Body to Rebalance Bacterial Flora

Particularly those good bacteria wiped out by antibiotics. While not impossible, it takes time, and this leaves the gut vulnerable to digestive complications in the interim.

How to Recognize Antibiotic Related Gut Disorders

While antibiotics may also have stomach-related side effects, our area of interest would be the intestines:

Diarrhea

Antibiotics may significantly reduce your colonies of good bacteria, rendering your gastrointestinal tract leaky and weak.

Gas & Cramping

Long periods of antibiotic usage tends to cause severe inflammation of the colon, resulting in bloating and abdominal pain.

Nausea

Nausea is a common symptom of imbalanced intestinal bacteria; those with vulnerable tummies are also prone to vomiting.

Antibiotic Effects: Tips & Remedies

The negative effects of antibiotics often catch people off guard. These tips can help you bring the body back into balance once symptoms have set in.

Maintain a high fiber, fermented diet

These foods will have a nourishing effect on the affected gut, helping it to rebalance itself faster.

Water, water and more water

If diarrhea has occurred as a result of antibiotics, you are at risk for dehydration. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and consider oral rehydration therapy should the diarrhea worsen.

Keep a piece of ginger…

…between your cheek and lower gum. This will help to keep the nausea at bay, and you may be able to tend to your day as usual.

How to Prevent Antibiotics from Affecting the Gut?

The solution to prevention is a lot simpler than you think; implementing it before it’s too late is what many fail to do!

Frequently Asked Questions

Antibiotics can really complicate things from the inside out. You’ve probably got a few questions for us; check out our FAQ.

    Antibiotics fight off bacterial infections, but in doing so may damage the gut microbiota that also play a role in your immune system, which could leave you vulnerable to both bacteria and viruses in the future.

    Yes, very much so. They particularly affect the microbial populations in the gut, also known as the intestinal flora, creating opportunity for digestive disorders to negatively affect the individual.

    Besides killing pathogenic bacteria, antibiotics also reduce the good bacteria of the intestinal flora, while probiotics work to restore them.

    Taking a probiotic during antibiotic treatment can reduce the risk of diarrhea as a side effect of imbalanced bacterial flora. Taking a probiotic after a course of antibiotics will help restore any good bacteria that was lost during treatment.

Our Product

Erceflora® Kiddie will scan the gut for intestinal flora imbalance, and deliver billions of good bacteria that helps treat both the condition and associated symptoms.

How can Bacillus clausii help you solve your gut problems?

Bacillus clausii is a type of spore-forming good bacteria that works to rebalance the intestine. When consumed regularly (or as advised by a HCP), it can help to treat and prevent different conditions associated to gut disorder.

Stay Informed

Getting to know your gut, and identifying your personal triggers, is the first step to better intestinal health. Stay informed as to how gut microbiota become negatively affected by everything from traveling to seasonal changes, and how to bring about internal balance to your life.