As research around the importance of having a robust microbial ecosystem explodes, the interest in and demand for probiotics is also increasing.
There is a lot of promising research on certain strains for certain clinical conditions.
That said I think it’s helpful to focus primarily on sources of probiotics that we can get from our diet and only take a supplement on top of that if needed or towards the beginning of the therapeutic journey.
Remember that taking probiotics is a bit like a planting a seed and we need to make sure there that we put out forest fires before planting trees (!!), that the soil is healthy and that we fertilize it. With this in mind, taking a probiotic isn’t going to be the center of a robust approach to over-coming complex health issues but fostering healthy microbial diversity in a strategic, systematic way is.