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CVS is one of the largest pharmacy retailers in the world. They sell several different supplements and health foods, today I look at their probiotics.

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CVS Probiotics

  1. 1. By Probiotics Expert: Dr. Raga
  2. 2.  Probiotics are live microorganisms commonly bacteria which have beneficial effects to its host.  CVS is one of the largest pharmaceutical chain stores located in the United States.  This retail pharmacy store sells prescription drugs and a wide variety of general merchandise such as over- the-counter drugs.  CVS Probiotics are a dietary supplement which promotes healthy digestive and immune function.
  3. 3.  CVS Probiotics are a dietary supplement which is formulated with 1.5 billion live cultures of Bifidobacterium Infantis, a good bacteria.  Aside from the live culture of Bifidobacterium Infantis incorporated in every capsule, it also contains other ingredients such as Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source), Silicon Dioxide, andTitanium Dioxide.
  4. 4.  Bifidobacterium infantis is known to be a natural probiotic strain which is safe and effective.  According to Kenyon University, it is a rod- shaped anaerobic bacteria.This means that these bacteria are able to live in an environment without the presence of oxygen.  Normally found in the intestines.They work by breaking down sugar into lactic acid.  It has the ability to use several compounds for food and this makes them able to thrive in the digestive tract.Also, this allows them to fight off harmful bacteria for spaces and resources in the intestines.
  5. 5.  This strain of bacteria is clinically proven in its effectiveness in promoting and maintaining digestive health, while providing a natural defence against occasional digestive upsets.  The most common disease diagnosed by gastroenterologists is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Products containing B. Infantis have been known as beneficial in relieving IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation.
  6. 6.  Aids in infant and new-born development  Beneficial in maintaining and promoting digestive health  Decreases inflammation  Strengthens the function of the immune system  Prevent or alleviate Kidney Stones  Aids in the synthesis of B-Complex vitamins  Promotes Calcium absorption
  7. 7.  Contains 1.5 billion live culture strains of Bifidobacterium Infantis  CVS Pharmacist recommended  Gluten-free  Soy-free  Must be stored in a temperature of 72 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler.
  8. 8.  CVS Probiotic is formulated with beneficial bacteria which can help in the maintenance of digestive balance.This occurs by supplying or replenishing the digestive tract’s number of good bacteria.  Aside from promoting digestive balance, it is also helpful in strengthening the immune system.Thus, it helps the body from preventing diseases to occur.
  9. 9.  CVS Probiotic is proven to be safe for consumption of adults and children who are 2 years or older.  Use as a dietary supplement for improving digestive and immune function  Advised to be taken one capsule per day at mealtime  Should be stored at 72 degrees F or cooler
  10. 10.  Should not be exposed to excessive heat or moisture.  No need to refrigerate  Ensure that the seal is unbroken
  11. 11.  Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Not enough information is gathered regarding the effects of Bifidobacterium Infantis -containing products for pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is advised to not take products like this without a doctor’s approval.  Weakened immune system:There are some studies which found out that use of probiotics in people with weakened immune system may cause infections.
  12. 12.  Probacto is my favorite probiotic although it is not sold in CVS stores, it can be purchased directly through them.  They use multiple strains of probiotics, not just one, and their potency is guaranteed until the expiration date.  They also use prebiotics to ensure the probiotics will survive.  Probacto probiotics also contain a yeast cleanse to protect against yeast infections.
  13. 13.  The production of probiotics have been growing increasingly nowadays.With many people becoming more health conscious, products like probiotics can become a hype or fad easily. It is an important role by healthcare professionals to provide proper teaching and advising people about the use of this products to ensure safety.

CVS is one of the largest pharmacy retailers in the world. They sell several different supplements and health foods, today I look at their probiotics.

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