Probiotics Problems

Probiotics have become popular among people hoping to improve a belly-full of gastrointestinal issues, but new findings may leave you with a sour stomach.

Probiotics contain friendly bacteria, and studies have shown they can aid in digestion, bowel function, boosting immunity and even weight loss.

However, skyrocketing sales often leads to unscrupulous companies trying to cash in. ConsumerLab.com recently tested nineteen probiotic supplements, and nearly a fourth contained only a fraction of the organisms they claimed—as low as sixteen percent of the listed amount.

Probiotics are one of the most expensive dietary supplements, so use caution. Research products carefully, only buy from established brands, or ask your doctor or pharmacist what they recommend. Now that’s advice worth digesting.
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