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The Truth About Probiotics

In a world of ever-evolving health and wellness trends and topics, it can be hard to identify which products actually make an impact when it comes to looking and feeling our best. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the endless stream of advertisements promising to sell a cure-all or “miracle product” that will transform our health overnight.

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest and greatest in natural health care, you’ve probably heard the term “probiotic” quite a bit over the last few years. With so many probiotic products on the market, it can be tough to identify supplements that are safe and effective.

Whether you love probiotics or you’ve never tried one before, Dr. Raj of RenueRX Pharmacy is here to share the truth behind this natural health solution.

What are Probiotics?

Plain and simple, probiotics are live bacteria. While some people may instinctually cringe at that word, our bodies actually need a significant amount of “good bacteria” for healthy digestion and a strong immune system.

Although our bodies naturally produce this bacteria, external sources including diet, exercise and antibiotic use can significantly deplete our supply. Low levels of good bacteria can lead to health problems, GI upset, and a weakened immune system. Many people turn to probiotic foods and health supplements to aid digestion, maintain a healthier gut and combat a number of gastrointestinal problems.

We find probiotic bacteria in a number of foods like yogurt, cheese, and even pickles! Dietary modifications can help balance out the bacteria in your digestive tract and improve your overall digestive health.

However, you shouldn’t simply reach for the first yogurt cup you see in the supermarket. Many popular dairy products are pasteurized before they reach the store. The pasteurization process kills a majority of the live bacteria in foods like yogurt, and the few active cultures that remain are often killed by our stomach acid before the body can absorb them.

If you’re looking for probiotics that really pack a punch, natural supplements are a great way to meet your body’s needs without scouring the aisles for a specific brand of yogurt. Supplements are also ideal solutions for those with dietary restrictions or chronic gastrointestinal illnesses such as IBD or IBS.

How to Find an Effective Probiotic

The word probiotic may grace the cover of pill bottles and packages everywhere, but that doesn’t mean that each of these products does the same things for your body. Dr. Raj Chhadua of RenueRX Pharmacy says,

There are several supplements that offer probiotics, but not all are created equal. Probiotics each differ in the strands of bacteria present and their ability to survive in the acidic stomach environment.

With hundreds of probiotic strands in existence, it’s important to consult with a pharmacist or physician before you implement a supplement into your diet. Unfortunately, the wellness market is full of supplements that advertise far beyond their chemical makeup. Some products promise a complete transformation basically overnight, while others make general claims of ‘dietary health’ without revealing what you can actually find in each capsule.

The pharmacists at RenueRX want you to feel confident about the supplements you use every day. Many of their patients turn to ReBiotic for healthy digestion and good bacteria. This natural probiotic supports general wellness, boosts immunity and combats many forms of GI distress.

Classified as a broad-spectrum probiotic, ReBiotic contains six strands of healthy bacteria, each representing a type that’s naturally found in the gut. While the majority of probiotics offer 1-10 billion colony forming units (CFUs), ReBiotic is designed to deliver 20 billion CFUs. Unique acid-resistant capsules also ensure that your body will absorb the bacteria it needs to function properly.

RenueRX Pharmacy also offers a range of natural supplements that are specially formulated to keep your body functioning at its best. To learn more, schedule your consultation with a pharmacist today and discover the unique supplement solution that’s right for you.