Here's some news: your probiotic pill is probably not doing anything for you.
I know that's a bold statement but it's true.
First, probiotic pills are under regulated – meaning no one is really making sure that what you see is actually what you get. I will explain more below.
Secondly, the studies supporting probiotics are weak. For all intents and purposes a probiotic study just has to show that its strain of probiotic comes out in the stool after you ingest it. Does that mean it did anything for you while it was traveling down your intestines? No.
Lastly, food based probiotics (fermented foods etc) seem to be a more potent and effective way to reseed the gut. In other words, why use pills when there are countless, delicious fermented food options out there?
But listen – if you are going to take probiotics then I recommend some that are MUCH better than others.