Antibiotics vs Probiotics

While I was on the bus earlier, I came to wonder what’s the deal with these Antibiotics and Probiotics nouns.

So, I had to know more about it and internet is the best solution lately to discover things and the proper definitions on stuff, so Wikipedia was helpful in this matter.

“Antibiotics are a type of antimicrobial used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection. They may either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria.”

While this is all good and it helps us in many ways, there are also Probiotics, which “are microorganisms that are believed to provide health benefits when consumed” and “The dependence of the intestinal microbes on the food makes it possible to adopt measures to modify the flora in our bodies and to replace the harmful microbes by useful microbes.”

The picture above is a very good and healthy type of Probiotic.

Don’t ask me why I think about things like this, it’s just that my mind likes to play a lot and this is just another game of semantics.

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