Moving Forward with Probiotics
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, the term 'probiotic' means" containing live microorganisms or bacteria, that when taken in adequate amounts confer a health benefit." Probiotics can refer to vitamins or herbal supplements containing probiotic bacteria. They can also be found in fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, and miso; as well as in fortified dietary supplements in the form of capsules, liquids, wafers, or powders. Probiotics are commonly isolated from human and animal intestinal tracts, isolated and purified.
In general, probiotics can improve digestion, boost immune function, enhance bio-availability of nutrients and increase resistance to pathogens, infection, and inflammation. Studies have shown that probiotics can provide relief for patients who often develop antibiotic associated diarrhea by restoring normal intestinal flora. Other clinical trials have reported symptomatic relief for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) by reducing diarrhea, abdominal pain, and bloating. Probiotics are not currently regulated by the FDA, but many strains have been designated as GRAS or generally recognized as safe. No drug-probiotic interactions have been reported. However, probiotics should be avoided by people with a compromised immune system.
Probiotics Available at Health Services Pharmacy
The following supplements are available at our Pharmacy, you do not need a prescription:
Every Woman's One Daily
25 vitamins and minerals and 20 herbs cultured in an organic, probiotic soy base for easy digestion, the herb formulation is recommended to balance stress, increase energy, and for antioxidant activity.
Every Man's One Daily
23 vitamins and minerals and 13 herbs cultured in and organic, probiotic soy base for easy digestion, recommended for balancing stress, fighting free-radicals, and restoring energy.
A probiotic formula containing 8 of the most researched friendly flora in a fiber base which is recommended for intestinal detoxification and to promote normal bowel function.
Caution: As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. For use with children, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care practitioner prior to using this product. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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