Start Them Young: Why Kids Need a Daily Probiotic

We have all heard about probiotics and they can be found in everything from yogurt to chewing gum. It may seem like probiotics have popped up overnight but the truth is, the benefits of probiotics have been known for some time now. Probiotics are the “good bugs” that keep our digestive tract happy and healthy. More and more, we are hearing about how important these probiotics are for children’s health.

Probiotics can:

  • Improve digestion
  • Ease constipation and/or diarrhea
  • Improve strength of immune system
  • Rebalance the gut after antibiotics use

It is important to keep a balance of good bacteria in our bodies, however many things can easily upset this equilibrium. Medications, poor diet and nutrient deficiencies can decrease the population of probiotics in our bodies. Drugs such as broad spectrum antibiotics not only kill the bad bacteria we want to get rid of, but also the good bacteria in the digestive tract. So many children are on course after course of antibiotics for ear infections and the like. It is vitally important to replenish the bacteria balance with probiotics after antibiotic use.

As most of us know, children tend to have less than favourable hygiene habits and supporting their immune systems with probiotics is important. They also tend to have less than ideal diets so supporting their digestive health is critical. Many children eat a lot of yogurt but the amount of probiotics in standard yogurt is not enough to have a health benefit. A supplement is a better choice and that is where Ultimate Flora Kids Probiotic comes in.

Ultimate Flora Kids Probiotic delivers 10 billion beneficial bacteria in each delicious and kid-friendly chewable tablet. It contains 9 specially selected strains that are prevalent in the digestive system of children including a high amount of Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum. These strains are often lacking or in very small amounts in other probiotic formulas however they are very important for a child’s digestive health and to prevent constipation. Children don’t need a large amount of probiotic bacteria, the key is consistency. Start young and try to give it to them daily just as you would a multivitamin. The simple addition of a daily probiotic is one way to ensure a healthy gut and a healthy child.

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Renew Life Team

Renew Life Team

Our team of Digestive Care experts is committed to empowering Canadians to achieve optimal health every day. Since 2002, the Renew Life Team has been dedicated to educating the public about digestive health, cleansing, nutrition, and well-being. As leaders in the natural health field, we go the extra mile to ensure we are delivering valuable resources and helpful information to inspire better health and well-being for your entire family.
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