High quality, well-researched live cultures from OptiBac Probiotics, for babies & children. This natural supplement contains L. acidophilus, with Bifidobacterium infantis & bifidum - the dominant cultures in healthy infants & kids. Contains no added sugar or flavourings.
What's it for?
A natural supplement from OptiBac Probiotics, for infants and children.
Who's it for?
For infants & children from birth to 12 years, and for pregnant & breastfeeding women.
Each sachet:Provides 3 billion live cultures + 0.75g of FOS fibres, guaranteed until end of expiry.
OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children'
From birth onwards, 'For babies & children' (formerly known as 'For your child's health') from OptiBac Probiotics can be given as a natural supplement.
OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' is completely free from sugars, artificial flavours & colourings which can be found in other children's supplements and foods containing live cultures.
At OptiBac Probiotics we specialise entirely in live cultures, and only use strains of the highest quality, with extensive research behind them.
More about 'For babies & children'
The types of natural bacteria that reside in an infant's or child's intestines are very different from the types found in adulthood. Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum are the dominant and most important beneficial cultures found in healthy infants and children during their early years; this product contains both of these bacteria, in strains which have been tested to survive stomach acidity and bile salts. This supplement contains a third type of natural bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, which has been scientifically shown to survive stomach acidity and to reach the gut alive. At OptiBac Probiotics we appreciate the importance of using various species and strains of natural bacteria - these three strains will target different areas of the gut as opposed to just one. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), makes this product naturally high in fibre.
Having an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut is thought, by some, to be related to digestion and immunity for infants and children, in particular in: formula-fed babies, babies and children on antibiotics, babies delivered be Caesarean section, and babies & children with digestive problems such as colic, diarrhoea, constipation and lactose intolerance, as well as those with allergies and skin irritations such as eczema.
Sachets are enclosed in 3 layer laminated sachets for maximum protection against heat and humidity.
Healthcare professionals can see Scientific Research on OptiBac Probiotics For babies & children, or find out more about our strains.
Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33
Pregnant and nursing mothers can take 'For babies & children' (For your child's health) during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
At the time of birth, a mother passes her natural bacteria to the baby during the birthing process. As the baby passes through the birth canal, it 'swallows' bacteria from the mother, and this is thought to act as a natural booster for the child's immunity and general wellbeing. Pregnant women expecting a Cesearean birth may safely take OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' during pregnancy.
Following birth, the infant's microflora is influenced by diet (breast milk or formula), environment, and medicines such as antibiotics. The natural development of Bifidobacteria in infants is favoured by breast-feeding; studies have found higher concentrations of Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum in breast-fed infants as opposed to babies bottle-fed with formulas. Many nursing mothers take 'For babies & children' while breastfeeding.
More about OptiBac Probiotics
Did you know, we are a family business in more ways than one. The UK company was founded by a father and his three children who continue to work together, and is home to more families - even spanning three generations with our sales star Annie and her grandson Jacob! So who better to make supplements for your family? This product contains carefully selected natural bacteria and fibre especially for your children. Tummy-tastic.
Please note: As of January 2014, 'For your child's health' has changed name to 'For babies & children' in the EU. The ingredients remain the same.
Allergen information: Please note this product may contain tiny traces of dairy and/or soy, and is therefore not recommended to those with a strict allergy to dairy. It should be fine however, for those with lactose intolerance.
'For babies & children' (For your child's health) can easily be mixed with your child's favourite cold foods or beverages. This OptiBac Probiotics supplement can be taken with formula milk when it is at room temperature, but not when warmed (as heat reduces the viability of natural bacteria.)
Take as following, or as professionally directed:
It is not recommended to give live cultures to patients who: are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the Intensive Care Unit, have blood in the stool, have central venous catheters; or to post-surgical patients with open wounds, or infants with short bowel syndrome; unless under a doctor's care.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS); Filler: potato starch; Live probiotic cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33, Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71).
Each sachet guarantees 3 billion micro-organisms + 0.75g prebiotic fibres.
Like the rest of the OptiBac Probiotics range, this does not require refrigeration.
Store in a cool, dry place, and away from direct sunlight.
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