(HealthDay News) -- Probiotics are live microorganisms (such as bacteria) that are sold as supplements, included in topically-applied skin creams and added to food products such as yogurt.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any health claims for probiotics. But the some people take probiotics for potential health benefits.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers this information about probiotics:
The agency says you should talk with your health care provider before you take a probiotic supplement.