A healthy human gastrointestinal tract has billions of bacteria that aid in digestion and contribute to regularity of stools, both in terms of frequency and quality. These “good bacteria”, include many known species as well as hundreds that have not yet been fully studied. Probiotics are believed to work by replenishing and encouraging the growth of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, or gut.
Antibiotics are useful to fight bacterial infections; however, in addition to reducing the bad bacteria that causes an infection, antibiotics can also reduce the quantity of good bacteria. When the delicate balance of flora inside the gut is disturbed by antibiotic therapy some people experience symptoms like diarrhea and cramping. These side effects are known as antibiotic-associated diarrhea or AAD.
Many clinical studies have shown that AAD can be addressed and its symptoms reduced for many people by taking probiotics in conjunction with antibiotic therapy. (For more information about probiotics used to address antibiotic associated diarrhea, click here)
The broad-spectrum formula in Asprega ProPac helps support and maintain healthy digestive function by reintroducing a complex blend of 11 helpful bacterial strains including the well-studied Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Streptococcus, and Enterococcus strains. Additionally, Asprega contains Saccharomyces boulardii, a type of yeast shown to support intestinal and colonic flora.
For those who complete their antibiotic therapy but want to continue a daily regimen of probiotic therapy, Asprega is available in bottles containing a 30-day supply of capsules.