20303 S Crawford Ave , Ste 110, Olympia Fields IL 60461

Probiotic Supplements in Des Plaines, IL

Probiotic Supplements in Des Plaines, IL

Probiotics | Overview

Probiotics seem to be a trend in healthy living that everyone’s heard of, but few know what they do. Probiotics are tiny microorganisms said to provide health benefits when ingested. The use of probiotics was first conceptualized in the early 1900’s but not popularized until the 1980’s.

There are a number of health and safety standards involved in classifying probiotics. The probiotic must contain live or active cultures that are deemed safe for human consumption and show strong evidence of their benefits. They are generally believed to be an easy way to keep your body healthy through diet and nutrition.

Probiotics | Benefits

Probiotics have been used to prevent or treat:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Yeast infections
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation

Probiotics | How They Work

The human body already has a large supply of its own microbiota. Probiotics work to balance existing bacteria levels to keep you as healthy as possible. There are a number of factors that determine the balance of the body’s bacteria levels. Diet and age are two of the biggest influencers. Eating probiotics are particularly useful in keeping these bacteria on track as your diet and age change over time.

Probiotics | Where to Find Them

Probiotics are most commonly found in fermented foods. Many of these foods are dairy products. This is because dairy products often rely on bacterial strains to develop their flavor. Some of the best probiotic-rich foods include:

  • Cheese (unpasteurized)
  • Kefir
  • Yogurt
  • Buttermilk
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Kombucha

Probiotics can be a great way to supplement your diet and live a healthier life. Request more information about probiotics today! Call (708) 435-2381 or contact Dr. Rita Oganwu online.

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Rita N. Oganwu MD, SC
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Address

20303 S Crawford Ave
Ste 110
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
(708) 435-2381
www.healthiershape.com

Hours

Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed 12:00-1:30pm for lunch
Tue: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Office closed to patients, calls only
Thu: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed 12:00-1:30pm for lunch

Service Locations:

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