Minding Your Microbiome
When most of us think of bacteria, we consider it a bad thing, but we have a lot more ‘good’ bacteria than ‘bad’ bacteria in our body. The delicate balance between the good and bad bacteria can be disrupted by stress, diet, and medication such as antibiotics and painkiller.
One of the easiest ways to replace the good bacteria is by taking a good quality probiotic supplement daily.
Alflorex is a great option if you suffer from bloating, abdominal pain, gas, or diarrhoea. It contains the unique 35624 culture. This is a naturally occurring culture that is part of the Bifidobacteria family of bacteria that is given by the mother to baby at birth. It does not need to be refrigerated, so handy to pop in your bag. It can be taken with or without food at any time of day and if there is an issue with swallowing the capsule it can be opened and sprinkled over food or mixed with fluid.
Zenflore is a probioic that contains the unique strain 1714-Serenitas along with a combination of B vitamins to help reduce fatigue and aid mental performance. It has been clinically studied in people with everyday stress and has been shown to impact the level of the stress hormone, cortisol so is a great option from someone who had a busy stressful lifestyle
Bio-Kult Migrea a product that migraine sufferers might find helpful. It is a probiotic formulated with Magnesium and Vitamin B6. This combination can help the reduce tiredness and fatigue as Magnesium has been shown to increase resilience to stress and B6 contributes to the normal function of the immune system so can help protect again inflammation, all of which often accompany migraines. B6 also contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity which can also play a part in Migraines.
Symprove is different to other probiotics as the 12-week programme has been shown to reset the healthy gut bacteria and the delivery system means that the good bacteria in the bottle make it all the way to the gut wall where it is needed to work. Symprove is a food product and is safe for pregnant and breast-feeding ladies, it is also safe for children to take, simply alter the dose to 1ml per Kg of the child’s weight e.g., if the child weighs 30Kg’s then the dose is 30mls a day. Symprove is also safe to take with most prescription medicines, however we recommend to always check with your Meaghers Pharmacist or your GP.
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