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Probiotic use, flu-like symptoms, and your health.

Probiotic use, flu-like symptoms, and your health. A recent study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology suggests that regular intake of probiotics can reduce the amount of acute respiratory tract infections (RTI’s) which may save the economy about 1.4 billion dollars yearly in lost productivity. RTI’s cause mild to severe flu-like symptoms and are responsible for many doctors’ visits during flu season. Probiotics are normally taken to improve gut health. It has been shown that healthy flora in the gut may be harmed by the intake of antibiotics.  When the flora changes in the gut, a person may gain weight, have Read More »