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.
Having an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut is thought to cause issues in digestion and immunity for infans and children, in particular in:
- 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 can deplete normal levels of good bacteria. An imbalance in the gut is thought by many to manifest in the form of allergies and digestive problems in 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.
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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.
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 OptiBac Probiotics For babies & children our 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, and this may help to support levels of the ideal types of natural bacteria for their baby.
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.
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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.