The potential health benefits of a probiotic vary between different species and even different bacterial strains of the same species. There are, however, core benefits expected to be derived from probiotics specifically12
- Supporting a healthy digestive tract
- Supporting a healthy immune system
Beyond supporting a healthy immune system and digestive tract, it cannot be assumed that all probiotics will be effective for other conditions or purposes. Claims related to other health benefits, such as preventing AAD and CDAD, can only be made where efficacy has been shown in clinical studies.