Vitamins, minerals, and natural medicines

Power of probiotics

The World Health Organisation (WHO ) describes probiotics as “live organisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. Probiotics boost the immune system and prevent gastrointestinal problems such as bloating as well as preventing side effects from antibiotics.

Bloating

All too often, overindulgence in heavy, spicy, and fatty food leaves us feeling heavy and bloated. ‘OptiBac For a flat Stomach’ can provide relief for those suffering from bloating. In many cases, these uncomfortable symptoms are simply caused by an imbalance in the natural microflora in the gut. If you suffer from regular abdominal discomfort after eating, you should try the ‘Optibac test’ to see if Optibac probiotics can relieve your symptoms. In November 2011, the influential and respected Health Science Institute in the UK recommended ‘Optibac For a Flat Stomach’ as a means of supporting your digestion and banishing bloating.

Aiding sleep

Valerian is a herb used as a mild sedative to aid sleep. It is natural sleep aid. Whelehans Valerian tablets are €4.99 per pack of 30.

Lutein for eyes

Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD ) is thought to affect one in 10 people over the age of 55. Over 60,000 people suffer from this condition in Ireland. Whelehans Lutein for Eyes includes Lutein, Zeaxanthin, bilberry, and grapeseed. These ingredients are recommended to reduce the risk or slow the progression of Age Related Macular Degeneration. Whelehans Lutein for Eyes costs €9.95 per month so is better value than other brands.

Whelehans Pharmacy, 38 Pearse Street, Mullingar is located opposite the Greville Arms Hotel. Tel (044 ) 9334591 or see www.whelehans.ie

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