Rutgers University recently launched a clinical research study to test whether probiotics boost the body’s natural defenses against COVID-19. A group of 54 unvaccinated participants who have had COVID-19 will be randomly assigned to receive either standard-dose or high-dose probiotics – live beneficial bacteria naturally found in the intestines – or an inactive placebo for three weeks. Participants are asked to fill out weekly surveys for six weeks and provide saliva, stool and samples from the blood and nostrils. These samples will be used to determine whether probiotics increase COVID-19 antibody levels and other parts of the immune system that can protect against COVID-19. To read the full story.