Family Practitioner Questions Probiotics

Should I give my entire family a probiotic drink to keep their gut healthy?

I have been considering giving a probiotic drink for my entire family to improve their gut health. Are there any side effects of probiotic drinks?

3 Answers

Not particularly.
Probiotics are safe and provide good digestive health. If you are not having bowel issues, there is no reason to take a probiotic. There is no benefit if your digestive system is functioning fine.
A well-balanced diet that includes yogurt is adequate to maintain intestinal health and provide a natural source of probiotics.

William Z Cohen, M.D., F. A. A. F. P.