Probiotic Supplements – Taking Care of Myself

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I hit a milestone birthday last year and it was like the warranty on this (not) old body was up. Everything started falling apart. While I make jokes about it and I’m doing just fine now, all the health issues did cause me to step back and reevaluate my health and lifestyle. Let me be clear, I’ve always lived a fairly healthy lifestyle, much healthier than the vast majority of the population. But as I began evaluating my diet, exercise and my entire lifestyle, I realized that I could do better. I began to look for ways to take better care of myself. One of the things I began reading about was adding probiotic supplements to my routine. I want to be the best me that I can be for as long as I can be. 

cup of yogurt with a raspberry, glass of water, bowl of raspberries, red polka dot napkin and vitamins in background

Less than two months after my milestone birthday, I had an emergency appendectomy that was the worst my surgeon had seen in over a year. When you’re told that you have necrosis (definition – the death of most of all of the cells of an organ or tissue) inside your body – yikes!  It was a wake up call, for sureThat’s when I started reviewing every aspect of my lifestyle. I’ve increased my exercise. I’ve begun transitioning to clean eating. I’m drinking much more water. I’m getting more sleep. And now I’m learning more about dietary supplements and specifically, probiotic supplements. 

I am not a medical professional. I am sharing what I’ve learned. Please always consult with your medical professional before taking new vitamins or supplements. 

Probiotic Supplements

Why Probiotics?

Last week I was at Walmart on one of my many shopping trips (did I see you there shopping, too?) for craft supplies and everything else I need (as a person that doesn’t like to shop, I can’t beat that one-stop shopping). At Walmart I found Nature Made® Probiotics in the vitamin and supplement aisle in the Personal Care section of the store. Since Walmart has everyday low prices on items, including Nature Made®, I don’t have to wait for a sale or remember my coupons to save. In looking at the aisle, I realized that Nature Made® has quite a variety of vitamins, minerals and supplements to support your health and help fill in nutritional gaps There’s are products for everything from digestive support to women’s health to metabolism to heart health.

I’m a busy mom of three and a busy woman. I’m interested in being my best and in making my life easier. When I saw the Nature Made® Advanced Dual Action Probiotics, I was intrigued. Since Nature Made® is the #1 Pharmacist Recommend brand for many key dietary supplement categories*, I felt comfortable trying it.

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*Based on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report – Pharmacy Times Survey.

There are two capsules – one with probiotics specifically for your large intestines and one with probiotics for your small intestines. 

I learned that Nature Made® Advanced Dual Action Probiotic has been clinically studied and provides dual support to both your small and large intestine for comprehensive coverage to help support digestive balance and healthy gut flora.†

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†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.

As I focus on taking better care of myself, I’m exercising more, eating better, drinking more water and learning more about vitamins and supplements that can help me achieve my health goals. Nature Made® vitamins and supplements provide me an easy, convenient way to help my body get the nutritional support it needs every day, whether it be to support bone health, immune health or energy metabolism (helping convert food into energy).†† Taking the two capsules with on of my many glasses of water each day is simple enough that even this busy mama can do it. 

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††These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.

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cup of yogurt with a raspberry, glass of water, bowl of raspberries, red polka dot napkin and vitamins in background

Have you tried probiotic supplements? I’m taking them every day now as part of my effort to take better care of myself. Pop over to www.healthyhabitbuilder.com where you can join the Nature Made Health Habit Builder program for tips and motivation for your specific health goals

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