Gut health for Christmas!

It’s that time of year again where we tend to eat and drink a bit more than usual... sometimes a lot more than usual. Sure, it is Christmas and you have worked hard all year so relax and enjoy the festivities with family and friends!

But... yes there is always a but..

As we get older our health tends to get a bit warn and we’re not able to deal with the change in diet as effectively as we did in our younger days. This is where the use of vitamin supplements such as probiotics can really help us get through the Christmas season with ease!

What are Probiotics?

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your gut and digestive system. We usually think of these as germs that cause diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.

You can find probiotics in supplements and some foods, like yogurt.[i]

What type of Probiotics can I take?

There are Probiotics for many different areas of the body, gut such as:

Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan, which is a triple action formula scientifically developed with cranberry extract (36mg PACs), two specifically selected live bacteria strains and Vitamin A which contributes to the normal function of the immune system and maintenance of the mucous membranes which can be found along the urinary tract. This is a very good probiotic for women that suffer with cystitis.

Cystitis (sis-TIE-tis) is the medical term for inflammation of the bladder. Most of the time, the inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection, and it's called a urinary tract infection (UTI).[ii]

Order Bio Kult Pro-Cyan online at Drinagh Pharmacy ‘HERE’

How to take Bio-Kult Pro Cyan:

Take 1-2 capsules once or twice daily with food.

Another type of Probiotic that focuses on delivering high levels of beneficial bacteria to the gut is Bio-Kult. Bio-Kult is a unique multispecies, multistrain probiotic with 14 strains of beneficial bacteria. This means that Bio-Kult can deliver high concentrations of beneficial bacteria to the colonisation sites in the gut – and therefore be able to help a more diverse range of digestive disorders.

How to take Bio-Kult:

Take 1 - 2 capsules once or twice daily with food.

Purchase Bio Kult HERE

If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you may be required to take a probiotic specifically designed for IBS. Christmas drinks, and the various types of food on offer can leave us feeling very uncomfortable and sometimes in a lot of pain! To counter act this syndrome with a strong solution use Alflorex. Alflorex has the natural 35624 culture, which is clinically shown to reduce: bloating, gas, abdominal pain, unpredictable bowel movements.

How to take Alflorex:

Take 1 capsule per day.

Purchase Alflorex at Drinagh Pharmacy ‘HERE

For general wellbeing for mind and body we can use a far more powerful probiotic that can help us get through the mental and emotional stress of Christmas as well as the physical demands. We all know Christmas is a great time of year – but lets be honest with ourselves, it is incredibly stressful. The shopping queue, the increased traffic, work demands coupled by friends and family get together’s can leave us absolutely ‘wrecked’. It’s times like these we could do with a little help.

Zenflore is an Irish product that has a unique probiotic culture and specially selected B vitamins, provides complete support for your mind and body during busy and demanding times, helping to support a healthy mind and combat stress-related fatigue. Its been clinically studied in people with everyday stress and shown to reduce the level of our stress hormone, cortisol. By combining this unique probiotic culture with specially selected vitamins, Zenflore provides a complete solution to help support a healthy mind and combat stress-related fatigue.

How to take Zenflore:

Take one capsule every day. Zenflore can be taken with or without food, at any time of the day. If there is an issue with swallowing the capsule, the capsule can be opened and sprinkled over food or mixed with fluids.

Purchase Zenflore ‘HERE

We hope this health blog by Drinagh Pharmacy has helped you with identifying what pharmacy medicine solutions can help you get through the busy Christmas time – but if you have any questions send us a message at this ‘LINK’

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