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Posted by: Dicky | 2010/02/25

Difference between probiotic &  antibiotic

Which of the two boost the immune system.

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Dear Dicky

A probiotic is a live microorganism, usually a "good" bacteria, that when taken in an adequate amount will have a beneficial effect for you - for example assisting to modulate or boost your immune system through interacting with your immune cells lining your gastrointestinal system. An antibiotic is a pharmaceutical medication that kills or reduces bacteria, usually used when you have a specific infection. Depending on the antibiotic used, it will either act on a specific type of bacteria, or have a broad action on both the disease causing and good bacteria.

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Posted by: Probiotics expert | 2010/02/26

Dear Dicky

A probiotic is a live microorganism, usually a "good" bacteria, that when taken in an adequate amount will have a beneficial effect for you - for example assisting to modulate or boost your immune system through interacting with your immune cells lining your gastrointestinal system. An antibiotic is a pharmaceutical medication that kills or reduces bacteria, usually used when you have a specific infection. Depending on the antibiotic used, it will either act on a specific type of bacteria, or have a broad action on both the disease causing and good bacteria.

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