Are Bifidobacterium infantis remedies regulated by the FDA?

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Bifidobacterium infantis is a specific strain of "probiotic" bacteria that is available in dietary supplements for treating digestive problems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates these products as foods, not drugs. Supplements of Bifidobacterium infantis are classified as "generally recognized as safe," but are not evaluated by the FDA for safety or effectiveness.

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