Dr Oz: Probiotics For Digestive Health
Dr Oz shared three pills that all women need to have in their medicine cabinets. Dr Oz welcomed Candice Osborne, a pharmacist from Walmart who explained the if taken daily, these three specific products can contribute to our overall goal to be healthy.
First were probiotics. Candice explained that 70% of your immune system is located within your digestive tract and probiotics are the good bacteria that you want. Taking a probiotic like TruBiotics from One A Day will increase your digestive health and your immune health. Dr Oz explained that a normal gut has a balance of good and bad bacteria. Dr Oz said that sometimes due to an illness or a medication, the bad bacteria can take over, causing upset stomach or bloating. Probiotics act as good bacteria that protect the intestines and restore balance.
Candice suggested taking the probiotics daily for two weeks, and you should notice an improvement by then, although you should continue to take them after that as well.
Dr Oz: Why Women Should Take Multivitamins
The next pill that women should have in their medicine cabinets is a multivitamin. She explained that about 90% of people do not get enough nutrients through what they eat. A multivitamin can narrow that gap. She said for women, One A Day has a multivitamin made specifically for women. Dr Oz said in order to bring all your vitamins to a level that they need to be at, you take a multivitamin.
Dr Oz called the multivitamin an “insurance policy” and advised his viewers to cut the pill in half and take half in the morning and half in the evening.
Dr Oz: Low-Dose Aspirin For Women
The third pill all women need to have in their medicine cabinets is low-dose aspirin. Candice explained that cardiovascular disease is the number cause of death in the United States, and if you’re a woman and you’re at risk, you should think about taking a low-dose aspirin. It can help to lower your risk of having subsequent heart attacks, but always talk to your doctor to make sure it’s right for you.