Antibiotics can wipe out the beneficial bacteria in our GI tract while controlling the harmful bacteria they are targeting. This can cause digestive distress ranging from diarrhea to stomach upset. Taking a probiotic regularly can help to reduce the amount of distress experienced and hasten the GI tract returning to a balanced state. Scientists and medical professionals are increasing recognizing the role that a healthy gut microflora plays in overall good health and disease prevention. Probiotics can plan a significant role, even during antibiotic treatment, in maintaining a balanced digestive system.