They have been linked to everything from your risk of developing type 2 diabetes to depression, and now it seems our gut bacteria can also tackle Covid-19.
According to a new study, taking a capsule of probiotics, which are designed to boost the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut, may speed up recovery from the coronavirus.
Probiotics are over-the-counter tablets and drinks said to bolster the gut microbiome, the complex intestinal ‘soup’ made up of trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Mounting evidence shows that having the right mix of gut bacteria can boost the body’s immune defences.
For the latest research, half of a group of 300 Covid patients aged 16 to 60 who tested positive on a PCR test but didn’t need hospital treatment were given a probiotic capsule, while…
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