St. Louis Chiropractor/Large Trial Shows Probiotics May Help Prevent Colds

Hi all, Dr. Mike here with your health tip of the week! Here is another great trial that tells how wonderful probiotics are for your immune system! A large, placebo-controlled trial has found that Bifidobacterium bifidum, a type of probiotic bacteria, helps to reduce the incidence of colds or the flu in college students. Published in the British Journal of Nutrition, the study involved 581 students; each received a placebo, or a probiotic supplement containing one of three probiotic strains (Lactobacillus helveticus, Bifidobacterium longum ssp. infantis, or Bifidobacterium bifidum), daily for six weeks.