Perplexed About Probiotics
This is a question that has been raised more recently as skeptics of probiotics appeal to the probiotics industry for in-depth answers. Parakevakos’ nonprofit organization has been leading the charge on the science and safety of probiotics for the past two decades.
He joins Dr. Friedman to share what science says when it comes to probiotic efficacy and safety, address misconceptions on how and when to use them, and explain why probiotics are positioned to be a pandemic hero.
George Paraskevakos, MBA, is executive director of the International Probiotics Association (IPA) whose mission is to promote the safe and efficacious use of probiotics throughout the world while being “The Global Voice of Probiotics.” As a probiotics expert and scientific strategist, he has developed international outreach programs for regulators and education platforms for healthcare providers and consumers. Since his designation as executive director, Paraskevakos has grown the association from 40 to 110 companies worldwide; hosted numerous international probiotics conferences; published extensive probiotic papers and articles, and collaborated with fellow probiotics associations to further knowledge on probiotics effectiveness and safety. Paraskevakos is also an advisory council member for the Center for Digestive Health at Rutgers University, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, and Alliance for the Education of Probiotics (AEP).