5 Probiotic Myths Everyone Should Know


African American man eating yogurtProbiotics are living strands of bacteria and yeasts thought to be good for your health, especially your digestive system. While we normally associate the word “bacteria” with disease, in reality, our body is flooded with bacteria, both good and bad.

This form of bacteria is often called “good” or “helpful” because they help keep your gut healthy. “There is scientific evidence that specific strains of probiotic microorganisms confer health benefits on the host and are safe for human use,” says the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health (NCBI).