Organic Probiotics for Kids
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What are Probiotics?
Probiotics are microorganisms, mainly bacteria, that compare to those naturally found in your gut and promoted as having various health benefits. They are typically referred to as ‘friendly’ bacteria that can be found in foods such as yoghurts or taken as a food supplement because they can help balance the bad bacteria found in your gut, and assist in keeping your digestive system healthy.
More than 70% of our immune system is found in our guts, in which 10 to 100 trillion microorganisms are inhabited, resulting in a complex and stable bacterial ecosystem. The total number of bacteria is ten times greater than the total number of cells in our body. The main task of the ‘friendly’ bacteria is the fermentation of undigested carbohydrates, lowering the pH level in our gut and reducing the growth of pathogenic germs.
Does My Child Need Probiotics?
In children, things such as antibiotics prescribed for common problems such as an ear infection, can cause an imbalance of the good bacteria found in their guts.
The five strains in our probiotic mix are chosen specifically to support your child’s tummy. For example, Lactobacillus reuteri and Bifidobacterium infantis are found in breast milk and are believed to support the immune system and digestion in infants. Lactobacillus acidophilus and Streptococcus thermophiles help produce lactic acid, which lowers the pH in the intestine and makes the establishment of pathogenic microorganisms more difficult. Bifidobacterium lactis can also help defend against infection and viruses.
It is also recommended that pregnant women can benefit from taking these probiotics, as a healthier mother makes for a healthier baby. The bacteria in probiotics can support a baby’s growing body. However, infants who are breastfeeding should refrain from taking probiotics due to bacteria that is already transmitted through breast milk.
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Recommended Dosage: Take 1 scoop per day in the beginning and increase to 2 scoops (daily dose) within two weeks. Stir into lukewarm liquid before meal.Item number: VV-VITA-115