The Power of Probiotics

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The Power of Probiotics

If you have been paying attention to the information coming out regarding your microbiome, then chances are you are familiar with probiotics – like Healthy Origins and Pro-Flora from Integrative Therapeutics – and the important role they can play in gastrointestinal health – as well as overall immune function. 

Harvard Health Publishing, of the Harvard Medical School, reported on the health benefits of taking probiotics. “A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that you can treat and even prevent some illnesses with foods and supplements containing certain kinds of live bacteria,” they say. 

“Some digestive disease specialists are recommending probiotic supplements for disorders that frustrate conventional medicine, such as irritable bowel syndrome. Since the mid-1990s, clinical studies suggest that probiotic therapy can help treat several gastrointestinal ills, delay the development of allergies in children, and treat and prevent vaginal and urinary infections in women.”

We carry a wide variety of probiotics. Two of our most popular blends are: 

Healthy Origins Probiotic 

This powerful probiotic features eight different strains of helpful bacteria and is packed with 30 billion CFUs (colony forming units) that are ready to support a healthy balance your microbiome. If you’ve had problems with stomach acid limiting the effectiveness of your probiotics, you’ll be happy to learn that the probiotics in Healthy Origins are resistant to stomach acid. 

Pro-Flora Women’s Probiotic from Integrative Therapeutics 

The experts at Integrative Therapeutics put their heads together to develop a probiotic blend that would support healthy vaginal colonization.  Pro-Flora Women’s Probiotic offers a clinically validated combination of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1 (R) and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14 (R). Together, these healthy bacteria also support vaginal comfort and reduce odor. They can also contribute to gut health and regularity. 

“Self-dosing with bacteria isn't as outlandish as it might seem,” the experts at Harvard Health Publishing say. “An estimated 100 trillion microorganisms representing more than 500 different species inhabit every normal, healthy bowel. These microorganisms (or microflora) generally don't make us sick; most are helpful. Gut-dwelling bacteria keep pathogens (harmful microorganisms) in check, aid digestion and nutrient absorption, and contribute to immune function.”

If you would like more information about Healthy Origins Probiotic, Pro-Flora Women’s Probiotic from Integrative Therapeutics or any of the vitamins and supplements we carry from leading producers like Pure Encapsulations, BodyHealth and Rainbow Light Vitamins, please contact us.


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