Health and 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 . . .