Probiotics: Florajen®

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Pharmacists at Compounding Solutions are well versed in the benefits, types, and proper use of probiotics. A healthy gut flora has been linked to widespread health benefits. We carry a variety of different probiotics and prebiotics of the highest quality, including Florajen®.

What is a probiotic and how does it work?

Probiotics are food-based, yogurt cultures—the same beneficial micro-organisms that occur naturally in healthy people. Probiotics can renew the normal friendly flora that are destroyed by antibiotics and other influences. They help restore and maintain a healthy, natural balance of flora in the intestinal and vaginal tracts. Good flora assist in nutrient absorption and support the immune system by forming a defensive shield against harmful pathogens, allergens and other dangerous particles in our environment.

How do probiotics help maintain a healthy balance of gastrointestinal flora?

Pathogens produce toxins that can result in diarrhea. Probiotics simply interfere with the growth of pathogens, thereby curtailing the toxins. Florajen probiotics help correct any imbalance of intestinal flora, improving regularity and consistency of stools.

How do probiotics help maintain a healthy balance of vaginal flora?

Production of trace amounts of lactic acid by the probiotics causes a drop in pH within the vaginal tract. A lower pH is considered normal for a healthy vaginal tract. Competitive exclusion crowds out or inhibits growth of yeast and harmful bacteria that cause vaginitis. Florajen's beneficial cultures restore the delicate balance required for comfort and health in a woman's body.

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