Who Needs Probiotics? Almost Everyone

All Disease Begins in the Gut....  Hippocrates

Hippocrates was likely exaggerating when he made this claim, but gut health has wide-ranging effects on brain health, immune system health, etc.

If you are being bombarded with electromagnetic fields such as produced by Wi-Fi, cell tower radiation, smart phones...  

If you have ever had significant exposure to molds, or other environmental toxins... 

If you have had tick bites, and symptoms of Lyme Disease... 

If you have had the Coronavirus vaccine, or the Coronavirus...  

You most certainly could need probiotics (and prebiotics). 
All of these things have been scientifically linked to an altered microbiome which can negatively impact your health.

The list of things that could help your gut bacteria return to normal is long. In some cases, people have even resorted to getting fecal transplants.  One would hope that in most cases that would not be necessary, and simply the straightforward things such as avoiding alcohol, getting plenty of outdoor exercise, and adding probiotics and prebiotics, as well as other supplements, to your regimine would do the trick. Many times probiotics don't really contain what they say they contain, because they aren't regulated. The two that have studies behind them are Culturelle and Align brands. That is not saying that other brands don't work. They may, or they may not.

There are many varieties of prebiotics as well-- Larch (Arabinogalactan), and psyllium husk are two examples. If you are diagnosed with SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth), the gastroenterologist will likely first prescribe an antibiotic to help kill the *bad* bacteria, Clostridioides difficile (C diff). Since C diff is a gram positive bacteria, it is possible that taking doses of olive leaf extract (and possibly thymol) throughout the day for a few days could also do the trick.  Sometimes the use of digestive enzymes could also be helpful. People also swear by butyrateBlack seed oil (Nigella Sativa) is often used for digestive ailments. There are likely other herbs that could be helpful. Be sure to consult your health care practioner for guidelines!! There can be interactions with various drugs.

You may also try muscle response testing to determine which of these supplements to investigate.

If you suspect you have Lyme Disease, there is fairly reliable testing at home.Everlywell Lyme Testing

Please see General Health Measures to consider.