Do you know how to buy medicine in English? In this English lesson, you will learn how to get medicine at a pharmacy. Pharmacies have two kinds of medicine - prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs. There are two kinds of pills - capsules and tablets. A pharmacy also has vitamins and supplements. You can also buy things like toothpaste and Q-tips from a pharmacy. When you go to a pharmacy, you need to have a simple conversation with the pharmacist. In this lesson, I will teach you how to talk to the person working in the pharmacy. In Canada, pharmacies are inside other stores like Walmart or Costco. That's just part of our culture. 😃
I don't take supplements now. I once bought a bottle of fish oil capsules, it was quite expensive, but I forget to eat them regularly and in the end, they went bad and I threw them away. Honestly I'm skeptical about their health value. You can obtain all the nutrients you need from a balanced diet.
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I don't take a lot vitamins or supplements because sometimes I've bought this product but I forgot take it, hahaha, but I like vitamin C and I combine with natural products, by example I take one capsule vitamins C and I eat a guava with another fruit because I think is better, sometimes I take multivitamins. But the better is the natural fruits and vegetables. mmm. 😶 🙄
But today the fruits and vegetable are 100% natural? I don't think so, but that's another history. 😖 😞
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Hola Pato! 🤗🤗 I'm doing good thanks. Yourself? I think eating fruits and vegetables is better than taking supplements. In Mexico you have lots of amazing fruits right? In Canada, some fruit gets imported from Mexico. Like avocados.
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I never take any supplements. I just eat foods directly from natural, you know groun-up and live by natural. But nowaday it's difficult to find things by natural, most of things in the markets they have been mixed less or more chemiscals in order to keep it long, fresh, good shape, good color ect.
I try to avoid taking any extra drugs when it is possible to stay healthy without using them. Unfortunately, in our climate with the lack of sunlight, local fruits and veggies in winter, vitamins and supplements are more a necessity rather. Currently, I am taking biotin, silicon and vitamin E.
Mad English TV I hope, it does. ) I've been taking it for a week only, so time will tell, I guess.
Anyway, when you are relatively healthy, whether vitamins help or not is a very subjective feeling, isn't it?
I don't take any supplements now, but I remember taking a capsule of fish oil a few times growing up. Many found those disgusting, but I didn't think anything of them because to me they didn't have any flavor at all. I also remember taking vitamins for a while just as an experiment to see if my general health would improve. Oh, and as I was typing all this I remembered the pharmacies here sell supplements that contain something called Ascorbic acid and Gluconic acid. The first kind tastes kind of tangy and the other is really sweet. A lot of kids here always ask their parents for these when they go to the pharmacy, or at least they used to when I was a kid. There's also this other supplement called a Hemotagen (google it) and it looks like a chocolate bar, but is really made with many different and weird ingredients, including cow blood (kids usually don't know this, haha). Anyway, I didn't mean for my comment to look like I'm writing a piece, but you made me take a trip down memory lane, so I couldn't help it. Sorry. But I hope you enjoyed reading all this. Haha.
Community pharmacists are the health professionals most accessible to the public. They supply medicines in accordance with a prescription or, when legally permitted, sell them without a prescription. In addition to ensuring an accurate supply of appropriate products, their professional activities also cover counselling of patients at the time of dispensing of prescription and non-prescription drugs, drug information to health professionals, patients and the general public, and participation in health-promotion programmes. They maintain links with other health professionals in primary health care.