Probiotics Unequal Benefits
Many people take probiotics through food and supplements to boost their digestive health. Israeli scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science have released a study that shows the so-called good bacteria benefits some people more than others. And in fact it sometimes can do more harm than good.
The scientists suggest a new approach to the use of probiotics. Their conclusion is that probiotics shouldn't be given out as a "1 size fits all supplement". Instead they should be individualized based on the microbes present in the person's stomach to maximize beneficial results. They also discovered that probiotics can have a potentially harmful effect if given after antibiotics. Their study was published in the journal Cell.