Fast Five Quiz: Probiotics Facts vs Fiction

Mary L. Windle, PharmD

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March 03, 2021

Probiotics are living microorganisms that are beneficial for the digestive system. They can be found in products such as kombucha and yogurt, and in various oral supplements taken as tablets or capsules. Researchers are continuing to investigate the connection between these live bacteria and yeasts and the prevention or treatment of various health conditions.

Misperceptions and assumptions about the proposed benefits of probiotics are common. Although studies are still underway, some guidelines are now available to help physicians better advise patients on probiotic use. When it comes to probiotics, are you able to separate fact from fiction? Test yourself with this short quiz.

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