There is no shortage of books or blogs if you are looking for tips on raising children. Accessing information on healthy diets or the benefits of getting enough sleep is often just a click away. However, one aspect which may not be so widely covered is the role of probiotics for children.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts, often referred to as ‘good’ or ‘friendly’ bacteria, which help to restore the natural balance of bacteria in your gut. You may be familiar with the benefits for adults, but were you aware that they also offer benefits for children?
Helping to support digestive health
Did you know that 70% of a child’s immune system resides in their digestive system? Probiotic supplements can help populate the intestinal tract with good bacteria to help support a healthy digestive system. Combined with a healthy diet and plenty of sleep and exercise, probiotics can help contribute to everyday wellness.
Support when taking antibiotics
Antibiotics can sometimes wipe out the protective gut bacteria, resulting in diarrhoea. There is good evidence that taking probiotic strains such as Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG while taking antibiotics can help prevent children from getting antibiotic associated diarrhoea.
Helping with stomach bugs
When children explore the world and meet up with friends there is a risk of the inevitable infection spreading around. There is evidence that probiotics can shorten an episode of diarrhoea caused by a stomach bug, helping support them to get back to their regular self.
Choose Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre
Each sachet of Culturelle® Kids Natural Fibre contains 2.5 billion bio-live cultures of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG, the No 1 scientifically studied strain, combined with natural fibre sourced from cereal, whole fruits and vegetables. Simply add to cold foods such as yoghurt to help restore the natural balance of good bacteria. Culturelle® has no artificial colours or preservatives and is free from dairy ingredients.