Graphic from “Post-Antibiotic Gut Mucosal Microbiome Reconstitution Is Impaired by Probiotics and Improved by Autologous FMT,” Cell, September 6, 2018.

ISRAEL21c reported in September on new evidence that probiotics – preparations containing live bacteria meant to fortify disease resistance or repair damaging effects of antibiotics – aren’t universally beneficial.

A pair of studies by Israeli scientists reveals that probiotics are effective for some people and not for others, and shouldn’t be a “one size fits all” supplement but rather tailored to each individual.