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Side Effects of Antibiotics & How to Offset Them

It’s that time of the year again. Where everyone around you seems to be either presently sick or just getting over an illness. Unfortunately, many people may have to take an antibiotic in order to improve their health. However, these antibiotics have various side effects that you should take note of so that you may prevent them from occurring.

A common side effect of antibiotic use is the imbalance of bacteria within the digestive tract. Considering the non-specific destructive nature of antibiotics with the bacteria contained within the gut, a variety of digestive issues may arise from antibiotic use. These issues may include loss of appetite, bloating and indigestion, nausea, abdominal pain, periods of illness, lethargy, etc. In order to reduce or eliminate the risk of these symptoms, a proactive approach should be put into place both during and after the duration of the antibiotic use. A simple and effective way to keep your digestive tract healthy and balanced is to consume a probiotic and a multivitamin daily.

The probiotic starts to improve the digestive tract health almost immediately after ingestion. Probiotics are composed of several beneficial strands of bacteria that improve the bacteria cultures within the gut. This will help to greatly reduce or eliminate the risk of the above mentioned symptoms. A daily multivitamin should also ensure that the immune system is not compromised during the antibiotic treatment as well as aiding the the beneficial effects of utilizing the probiotic. It is best to take a multivitamin and a probiotic together daily to achieve the best health benefits possible.

Additional info:

There are two specific products that we at Modern Athletic Health use personally year round for our multivitamin and probiotic and we highly recommend them, especially for the purposes of this article.

Orange Triad by Controlled Labs has won countless awards for multivitamin product. Designed for the serious athlete, Orange Triad combines the most proven and effective vitamins, minerals, and nutrients for supporting optimal DIGESTION, IMMUNE system, and JOINT HEALTH into one “twice daily” dietary supplement. The JOINT and FLEX complexes help lubricate joints and cartilage as well as increase the resiliency of connective tissue, while the DIGESTION and IMMUNE complex includes natural anti-inflammatories, digestive aids, and nutrient partitioning agents to take your performance to the next level.

Orange Triad is available for purchase at and you can use discount code MAH5 for 5% off your order.

For probiotic, we suggest a product named accordingly, Gut Health by Evomuse. Gut Health contains a specialized force of complementary probiotic strains. Gut Health helps contribute to optimized nutrient absorption, protection against foodborne/environmental pathogens, prevention of bowel irritation/inflammation, support for a powerful immune system and reduction of GI stress caused by modern diet. Encased in Entericap technology, Gut Health provides the base of success in your health and fitness goals.

Gut Health is available for purchase through Evomuse' website and you can use discount code MAH10 for 10% off your purchase.



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