Health & Wellness

Health Q&A with Jeannie Marr

Q: What are the benefits of probiotics and should I be taking them?
A: Probiotics are “good” bacteria that naturally live in the digestive tract. At Creswell Health Mart Pharmacy, we carry a pharmacist formulated probiotic brand. It is a refrigerated probiotic product containing 20 billion CFU of six different probiotic strains per serving. Potential benefits associated with these six strains include: weight loss, decreased formation of kidney stones, lower cholesterol levels, improvement in depression and anxiety, improvements in lactose tolerance and food allergies, increased bowel movement regularity and a reduction in painful cramping and gas. Taking probiotics while taking antibiotics may help to reduce the risk of antibiotic side effects like diarrhea and yeast infections. The purpose of antibiotics is to kill harmful bacteria. Unfortunately, they kill normal bacteria also. Instead of wiping out bacteria, Solution Rx’s Superior Probiotic promotes growth of normal bacteria, which in turn fight disease and infectious-causing bacteria and decrease chances of a yeast infection. These probiotics may also improve GI functions such as acid reflux and heartburn. For those interested in a SolutionRx superior probiotic or have more questions about probiotic use just ask. Our staff is happy to help.



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