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Why all kids should take probiotics?

Posted on08 May 2020
What are probiotics?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are intended to have health benefits. Although many people often think of bacteria and other microorganisms as harmful or pathogenic, "like bacteria, many microorganisms help our bodies to function properly.

The immune system, the absorption of nutrients, the health of the digestive system - probiotics may help support them all. The probiotics that our kids take, can end up in a turf war with unhealthy, bad bacteria that also inhabit their tummies. So, every now and again, the bad bacteria can wreak havoc, causing imbalance of the gut, which may make your kids feel tired, sluggish, not their usual selves or falling sick.

When this happens, one of the ways you might help your children is to give them a probiotic supplement.

Probiotics May Assist Digestive Health

When you think that 90% of your body's cells are live bacteria and many are living in your intestines, it's no wonder that probiotics can be the heroes our digestive systems deserve. The bacteria living in their tummies play a vital role in how we digest our food and nutrients.

So, by giving your child high quality probiotics, you may help support their microbiome balance as well as assist with supporting healthy digestive system function.

Probiotics May Help Support Your Child's Immune System

Getting good and proper nutrition is not only important for your little one's healthy development - it helps support their immune systems.

"The key to this is the fact that 70% of your kid's immune system resides in their little stomach"

Using Probiotics After Antibiotics

Despite your best efforts, sometimes your little one will get sick enough for antibiotics to be needed. While these antibiotics might be necessary to help your child recover from their ailment, they may impact their tummies.

"As antibiotics are designed to fight off bacteria, they destroy both good and bad bacteria. This is also why there are side effects such as diarrhoea. Your child will also feel weak after a bout of anitbiotics."

Giving your child probiotics after antibiotic use helps to replenish their tummies with good bacteria to strengthen their digestive system and immunity.

This is why it is important to supplement your child with more probiotics after antibiotics.

Helping to Give the Best Start to Life

While these little billions of good bacteria can't be seen with our naked eye, these little microscopic friendly good bacteria- probiotics work tirelessly to help you and your child's body function as best they can.
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