Perplexed About Probiotics
Summary:

George Parakevakos, executive director of the International Probiotics Association says it’s not easy being one of the most popular consumed dietary supplements, and here’s why: Probiotics have taken center stage, rising to popularity quickly in the past decade largely due to how probiotics make people feel - but do they work?George Parakevakos, executive director of the International Probiotics Association says it’s not easy being one of the most popular consumed dietary supplements, and here’s why: Probiotics have taken center stage, rising to popularity quickly in the past decade largely due to how probiotics make people feel - but do they work?

This is a question that has been raised more recently as skeptics of probiotics appeal to the probiotics industry for in-depth answers. Parakevakos’ nonprofit organization has been leading the charge on the science and safety of probiotics for the past two decades.

He joins Dr. Friedman to share what science says when it comes to probiotic efficacy and safety, address misconceptions on how and when to use them, and explain why probiotics are positioned to be a pandemic hero.

Host: David Friedman, DC