The term ‘Probiotic’ means supporting life.
Probiotics are friendly, beneficial bacteria. While there are hundreds of different strains of bacteria that live in the digestive tract, some strains are more prevalent in children. However the type and amount of bacteria in each child is dependent on which bacteria they acquired as infants.
The intestinal system of a fetus is actually sterile with no bacteria present. It is during a vaginal delivery that the baby is introduced to numerous strains of bacteria. Vaginally born infants have over 1,000 completely colonial intestinal bacteria species by the end of their first year.
Caesarean born infants are not introduced to the same type or amount of bacteria as vaginal born infants. Research shows that taking probiotics can help to improve gastrointestinal function, respiratory and allergy response, as well as help to counter the negative effects of antibiotic use. Renew Life Ultimate Flora for kids is a delicious 10 Billion cell chewable.
Probiotics can improve digestion, ease constipation and/or diarrhea as well as improve and increase immune system health. There are two major types of probiotics, resident strains and transient strains. Resident strains are naturally found in the human intestine. They re-establish and adhere to the intestinal tract to repair the body’s intestinal flora (beneficial bacteria balance). There are commonly referred to as ‘human strain’ bacteria.
Transient strains are found outside of the human intestinal system, but are extremely beneficial in maintaining its health. They are found living symbiotically on plants including many vegetables (if they have not been destroyed by pesticides). They do not re-establish in the intestinal tract, therefore it is necessary to consume them by either eating organic vegetables or taking supplements. They provide numerous health benefits as they pass through the digestive tract.
Ultimate Flora Kids Probiotic can be taken daily as a preventative measure against invading bacteria and for good intestinal health. Ultimate Flora Kids Probiotic should be taken for at least one month after antibiotic use.
Always contact your health care practitioner before starting any supplement program.
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