Overview

Bifidobacteria are a group of bacteria that normally live in the intestines. They can be grown outside the body and then taken by mouth as medicine.

Bifidobacteria are commonly used for diarrhea, constipation, an intestinal disorder called irritable bowel syndrome, for preventing the common cold or flu, and lots of other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support many of these uses.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): There is no good evidence to support using bifidobacteria for COVID-19. Follow healthy lifestyle choices and proven prevention methods instead.

How does it work ?

Many bacteria and other organisms live in our bodies normally. "Friendly" bacteria such as bifidobacteria can help us break down food, absorb nutrients, and fight off "unfriendly" organisms that might cause diseases such as diarrhea.

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