Detox, supplements and avoiding winter illnesses
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Our Health & Wellness Expert, Martina, gives us some advice on detoxing after the festivities and staying healthy.

Detoxing & Fighting Infection

Benefits of: Milk Thistle Complex, Apple Cider or Sallus Detox

  • Acts as an antioxidant to detox the liver​
  • Lowers high cholesterol​
  • May prevent the onset of Diabetes​
  • Helps to prevent gallstones​
  • Anti-aging effects                                                                       ​
  • Generally blocks the entrance of the toxins into the liver
  • Improves indigestion in the lower abdomen
  • Reduces cholesterol made by the liver and picked up from food
  • Stimulates movement of bile - crucial for metabolising fat and detoxifying, protects the liver against damage and encourages the growth of new cells
  • Help maintain fluid balance​

Benefits of: BioKult Candea Probiotics

  • Combat against fungal and yeast infections such as oral and vaginal Thrush (Contains 7 strains of bacteria & garlic and grapefruit extract which helps to rebalance gut flora). Fungal infections are caused by Candida albicans – a common yeast living in our natural microflora​.
  • To naturally prevent a re-occurrence of fungal or yeast infections it is recommended to eliminate refined sugar, alcohol, processed food and warm baths.​
  • Increase garlic, vegetable, fish, eggs nuts and seeds in diet to avoid yeast infections

Benefits of: BioKult Cyan Probiotics

  • Triple-action formula containing cranberry extract, live bacteria and vitamin A.​
  • The two strains of bacteria contained take anti-microbial action against E.Coli in the urinary tract and gut. The pro-anthocyanadins in cranberries reduce the ability of E.Coli to become attached to the bladder wall. ​
  • UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections) are caused by the overgrowth of the bacteria E.Coli. If E.Coli becomes attached to the bladder it is can multiply and cause symptoms of Cystitis; overgrowth of this bacteria originates in the digestive system​.
  • Alcohol, sugar and caffeine may trigger cystitis. It is recommended to drink 2 litres of water to keep the urine at an appropriate Ph level as well as flushing bacteria from the bladder​

Benefits of: Bio Kult Advance Probiotics 

  • Link to cold & flu recovery and and general wellbeing​ – over 70% of our immune system is located in our gut
  • Contain 14 different strains of bacteria, increasing the level of good bacteria in the gut.
  • Probiotics improve digestive health​. Poor sleep also has a negative impact on bacteria balance in the gut, it recommended to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

Ask our friendly pharmacists for more advice in your local CarePlus Pharmacy.