Probiotics: Preventing Complications of Antibiotic Use
What is the Microbiota? Balance of the Microbiota
Microbiota balance

The composition of the microbiota is dynamic, changing from infancy to adulthood, and is affected by:3

  • Nutritional sources
  • The environment
  • Human genetic makeup
  • Stress
  • Infection
  • Medications

Antibiotics influence the microbiota and can be a significant source of its disruption.3 Antibiotics selectively decrease key bacterial populations, allowing subdominant bacterial populations to overgrow and become dominant colonizers. This creates a disequilibrium.3

Did you know?

Did you know?

Did you know that antibiotics can decrease the population of key bacteria in the gut, which creates a disequilibrium (dysbiosis)?