Despite Uncertain Benefits, Interest in Probiotics and Microbiome Projects is Booming
Health crazes come and go. One of the latest fads? Probiotics: products with live bacteria marketed as beneficial to the digestive system and the human "microbiome"—the mini-ecosystem of microorganisms inside the human gut. Foods such as yogurt and kombucha currently dominate the probiotics market, but projects to develop microbiome therapeutic drugs are underway.