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The microbiome isn’t so easily influenced, but opportunities exist

Probiotic bacteria Lactobacillus

While our understanding of the human microbiome is still in its very early stages, it has come very far in the last 10 years. New work elucidating the changing nature of gut flora from birth to childhood and throughout life reveals stages and conditions in which probiotics play different roles or may be more critical. These findings should play a role in our thinking about probiotic product design and use and will likely align with a customized approach as the research deepens.

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