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February 2010 Issue

Many Probiotics Don’t Deliver on Promises

A report from ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of nutrition and health products, indicates that many probiotic supplements designed to provide beneficial bacteria do not contain the number of viable organisms listed on their labels. Researchers found that when a probiotic is purchased, it may contain as little as 10 to 58 percent of the amount of bacteria listed.

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