They promise to improve immune health, bolster intestinal health — even help us cope with stress and restore our "natural balance" of bacteria. Such rosy claims crop up in the supermarket yogurt section, the pharmacy vitamin aisle, the kombucha cooler — wherever probiotics are sold.
But are they really all they're made out to be? A leading medical watchdog says we should be looking at the risks of probiotic supplements, as well as questioning some of the claims of their benefits.
This article was originally published on September 17, 2018.
This segment aired on September 17, 2018.