None of the products available at health food stores guarantee live delivery of microflora to the intestine. NONE.
Tests show that many of them do not make it live to your door, much less to your colon. Most of the microflora alive in these products at the time of manufacture are killed off long before they reach where they need to be.
You can benefit from friendly bacteria is you have: flatulence, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, stomach ache and digestive disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, colitis, chrohns disease, dysentery, candida, acid reflux, are on antibiotics and or steroids.
Used to promote: colon health, keep undesirable bacteria in check, treatment for intestinal distress, helps urinary track infections, strengthens immune system, counteracts side effects of antibiotics and chemo, protects out of country travelers
Above info sourced from materials from nutritionist barb lagoni, nutrition and you, and my website