- boost the immune system by enhancing the production of antibodies;
- support the synthesis of vitamins and other nutrients;
- relieve the effects of, and treat, intestinal illness (diarrhea, constipation, IBS);
- prevent and treat vaginal yeast infections and urinary tract infections; and
- may reduce the risk of colon or bladder cancer.
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