Jack Gilbert weighs in on whether probiotics are truly good for you
In the latest video from Argonne’s Microbiome Project series, Dr. Jack Gilbert looks into the advantages of commercial and clinical probiotics assisted by Dr. Julie Bubeck Wardenburg from the University of Chicago and Dr. Susan Erdman from MIT. In this video, the discussion of whether probiotics work goes beyond the commercial presented benefits. Yogurts, shakes, and etc. make debatable claims about the advantages of probiotics. With robust research, new clinical probiotics could provide a way to treat diseases and disorders with microbes. The video emphasizes the fact that we have a long way to go in terms of truly understanding what the actual benefits are from probiotics in regards to both good human health and public health goals.
IGSB Faculty member Jack Gilbert co-founded Gusto Global to better understand microorganisms inside humans and harness them to treat disease.