Probiotic Safety

Probiotics—especially those comprised of Lactobacillus and/or Bifidobacterium strains—are considered to be very safe for the generally healthy population. However, the following groups of people should consult with their healthcare professional before using probiotics.

· People who have pancreatic dysfunction

· People who have just had cardiac surgery

· People who have compromised immune systems

· Women who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding

· People who have blood in their stool

· Infants less than 6 months of age