You've taken antibiotics, now what? - gut health, probiotics, cleanse, immunoglobulins

So, you had to take an antibiotic for something? Now you want to build up your gut up again? Maybe you are worried that your gut is now imbalanced? Those are fair assumptions. Your doctor may have even advised you to "get on a good probiotic" or "help your gut recover."

Antibiotics can reduce microbiome diversity, change metabolic activity, and even cause issues with C. diff or diarrhea. Antibiotics are also linked to leaky gut. And as most of you know, gut imbalances and leaky gut are ground zero for gut issues and many health problems.

What do you do to increase microbial diversity (a wide range of beneficial bacteria), strengthen the gut barrier, help reduce antibiotic induced dysbiosis/imbalances, and help build the gut back up again?

The right probiotic strains (like B. coagulans, S. boulardii, etc.) are shown to help with these issues. Meaning, these strains are shown to reduce antibiotic induced imbalances. They are shown to help build up the gut barrier.
"By inhibiting the abundance of pathogenic bacteria and increasing the probiotics abundance, S. boulardii improved the microbial diversity and restored the microbiota dysbiosis." (reference in slides)

Oral immunoglobulins (also called antibodies) are very good for this. They not only soak up pathogens, but they are very much shown to help strengthen the gut barrier.
"Oral administration of SBI, the Ig promotes gastrointestinal (GI) health by improving the composition of the GI microflora, enhancing digestive processes, and increasing gut barrier integrity and function. SBI may also improve immune function, maintain immune homeostasis, bind to and neutralize bacterial toxins and antigens, and decrease intestinal inflammation. Altogether, this may enhance the functioning of the GI tract, improve both the digestion and absorption of nutrients..."
National Cancer Institute

You can find our recommendations for a gut "rehab" here. If you have questions, please send us a DM on Instagram @silverfernbrand.

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