For babies, infants & children
From 6 months onwards, For your child's health can support digestive health and immunity. Research shows that having good probiotic levels helps 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. Supplementing your child's natural healthy bacteria can contribute to their overall health and wellbeing.
Probiotics and prebiotics can support a healthy immune system in infants & children: A healthy balance of probiotics in the intestines is thought 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 your child's health is a natural supplement, and is completely free from sugars, artificial flavours & colourings which can be found in other childrens probiotics. At OptiBac we specialise in probiotics, and only use strains of the highest quality, with extensive research behind them.
How does For your child's health work?
The types of probiotic that naturally 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 for their benefits in supporting digestion, immunity and resistance to infection.
This supplement contains a third probiotic, Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, which has been clinically shown to survive stomach acidity and to reach the gut where it can support the overall digestive health of your child. The prebiotic, fructooligosaccharides (FOS), in For your child's health helps maintain high levels of Bifidobacteria by acting as a food source for the probiotics to survive and flourish in the intestines.
At OptiBac Probiotics we appreciate the importance of using various probiotic strains - these three probiotics 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 your child's health during pregnancy and breastfeeding to support healthy levels of the ideal types of beneficial probiotic bacteria for their baby's health, including Lactobacillus acidophilus and B. infantis.
At the time of birth, if as a mother you have healthy levels of friendly bacteria, these will be passed to your baby during the birthing process. As the baby passes through the birth canal, it literally swallows good bacteria from the mother, and this acts 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 can take OptiBac Probiotics For your child's health during pregnancy to ensure healthy levels of friendly bacteria pre-birth.
Following birth, the infant's microflora is influenced by diet (breast milk or formula), environment, and medicines such as antibiotics. The natural development of the probiotic 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 your child's health while breastfeeding to help support their child's levels of friendly bacteria during this time.
Please note: this product will be called 'For babies & children' within the EU from December 2013 / January 2014.