Many of you asked about Probiotic supplements. Will they improve our gut bacteria and health?
We already have valuable microorganisms living in our bodies, an amazing number of microbial species, including bacteria and yeast. Most people have never heard of this but there is a growing trend among health-conscious people to buy them. As in all products that are marketed these friendly gut bacteria, or those in our intestines are appearing everywhere in bottles or packets, stacked on the shelves or even claimed to be in some foods or drinks.
Team Jane can see some value if a person has had a course of antibiotics that has, in doing its job of removing unfriendly bacteria, has also killed gut bacteria as well. However, research suggests that if you’re already healthy, there may be no need for added probiotics
Lynne McFarland, an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle wrote a paper on the history, development and current use of probiotics, which was published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases in 201EXTERNAL LINK Professor McFarland