12 Dec 2018

Winter Probiotics

Many different factors contribute to helping you stay healthy this winter, however by adding probiotics to your daily routine you can make a huge difference to help stay fighting fit.

“Probiotics” are a group of “friendly bacteria” that are found in your gut. Without these in the correct quantities, the body is not able to digest and absorb all the good nutrients from your food. “Probiotic” comes from the greek word biotiks which means “for life” - and just like their name, they stop harmful bacteria from growing in your body and boost your immune system, setting you up for life! One of the most convenient and effective ways to replace this good or “friendly” bacteria is by taking a probiotic supplement.

Alflorex is the only food supplement that contains the unique and patented 35624 probiotic. A PrecisionBiotic that goes to work only where needed. Alflorex contains Bifidobacterium Longum which stimulates the immune system. We recommend Alflorex for anyone who wants to prevent getting the cold and flu this winter. Clinical studies have shown that the probiotic contained in Alflorex can shorten the duration and minimize the severity of symptoms associated with the common cold. Alflorex also helps your body to produce and use B vitamins, these have a very important role in breaking down your food and turning them into energy - helping you get through the long winter nights.

Udo’s Choice Super 8 is a high strength probiotic blend that contains eight strains of friendly bacteria designed to keep your digestive system in balance. Each daily capsule contains 42 billion “good bacteria” that are essential for proper digestion, strong immune function and over-all health. Amongst other strains, Udo’s Choice contains Lactobacillus Rhamnosus which prevents harmful toxins and viruses entering the blood. It is one of the most extensively studied probiotics and has been shown to boost your immune response, making it perfect for preventing cold and flu this winter.

Bio-Kult Advanced is a multistrain probiotic containing 14 strains of live bacteria for everyday use. One of the strains that Bio-Kult contains is Lactobacillus Salivarius. It has been shown in studies that this probiotic can help prevent viral and bacterial infections. Not only that but it also helps boost the immune system. As this strain is found in the mouth it also can help prevent sore throats.

With so many different probiotics available it can be difficult to decide which is best for you. Talk to one of our specially trained pharmacists at your local Hickey’s Pharmacy and we can help you decide which probiotic is right for you.