OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children'
From birth onwards, 'For babies & children' (For your child's health) from OptiBac Probiotics can be given as a natural supplement.
There is research to suggest that having good levels of natural bacteria can help to support digestion, immunity and energy for infants and children, in particular:
- Formula-fed babies
- Babies, infants & children during and after antibiotics
- Infants delivered by Caesarean section
- Premature infants
- Babies and children with digestive problems such as colic, diarrhoea, constipation and lactose intolerance
- Babies & children with allergies and skin irritations such as eczema
Children given antibiotics may develop an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the intestines, as antibiotics deplete normal levels of probiotic bacteria. An imbalance in the gut can manifest in the form of allergies and digestive problems in children, such as diarrhoea or constipation.
A healthy balance of natural bacteria or live cultures in the intestines may help to provide specific enzymes needed in the digestion of particular substances, production of B complex vitamins and vitamin K, and improves the absorption of minerals and nutrients in the diet, such as calcium, essential for young children.
OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' (For your child's health) is a natural supplement, and is completely free from sugars, artificial flavours & colourings which can be found in other children's supplements 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.
How does 'For babies & children' work?
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 probiotic cultures found in healthy infants and children during their early years; this product contains both of these probiotics, in strains which have been tested to survive stomach acidity and bile salts.
This supplement contains a third probiotic, Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, which has been scientifically shown to survive stomach acidity and to reach the gut alive.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), makes this product naturally high in fibre.
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.
Sachets are enclosed in 3 layer laminated sachets for maximum protection against heat and humidity.
See Scientific Research on probiotics, prebiotics and child's health our find out more about our probiotic strains.
Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33
Pregnant and nursing mothers can take 'For babies & children' (For your child's health) during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and this may help to support healthy levels of the ideal types of natural bacteria for their baby's health.
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. This is why babies born by Caesarean section often develop digestive issues such as irregular bowel movements or food intolerance. Pregnant women expecting a vaginal 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.