Some dietary supplements provide valuable nutrients that consumers don’t get enough of, but many others are ineffective and a waste of money. And their loose regulation helps mainly manufacturers, not consumers. That's why you need reliable, objective information about which supplements are useful, which aren’t, and which ones might not even be safe.
The problem: About 15 percent of adults (more women than men) suffer from constipation.
What may help: Bifidobacterium lactis DN-173 010.
The evidence: Among 126 Chinese women with constipation, those who ate Read More
The problem: From 5 percent to 50 percent of travelers get hit by diarrhea after being exposed to bacteria their immune system hasn’t seen before.
What may help: Saccharomyces boulardii.
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The problem: People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)—far more are women than men—suffer chronic abdominal pain and discomfort, along with diarrhea, constipation, or both, with no apparent physical explanation.
What may Read More
Can probiotics—the good-for-you bacteria and yeast in some foods and supplements—relieve GI distress, replenish your intestinal flora when you take antibiotics, and keep you from catching a cold?
It all depends Read More