Should you really not take probiotics with antibiotics?

Many people take probiotics to counter the negative side effects of antibiotics–but is this actually helpful?

Todd Runestad, Content Director,, Sr. Supplements Editor

October 31, 2018

The latest media-fueled nutrition study, this time on probiotics, got the nutrition science woefully wrong. Tom Aarts, from Nutrition Capital Advisors, separates the nutritional wheat from the big pharma chaff. 


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Todd Runestad

Content Director,, Sr. Supplements Editor, Natural Products Insider

I've been writing on nutrition science news since 1997. I'm The content director for NaturalProductsInsidercom and digital magazines. Other incarnations: supplements editor for, Delicious Living and Natural Foods Merchandiser. Former editor-in-chief of Functional Ingredients magazine and still cover raw material innovations and ingredient science.

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My daily vitamin regime includes a morning smoothie with a range of powders including protein, collagen and spirulina; a quality multi, B complex, C with bioflavonoids, >2,000IU vitamin D, E, magnesium, high-selenium yeast, PQQ, choline, alpha-lipoic acid with carnitine, coQ10, fish oil concentrate, probiotics and some adaptogenic herbs. 

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