We all know that maintaining a strong immune system is so important for your little ones, but did you know that 70% of the immune system is found in the gut? Healthy gut flora could help to protect against nasties such as diarrhoea, and common conditions such as eczema, hay fever, food intolerances and colic.
Bio-Kult Infantis is a unique multi-strain probiotic formula specifically developed for infants, toddlers and young children. The formula includes 7 strains of live probiotic bacteria and vitamin D3, the “sunshine vitamin” which helps the normal function of the immune system and is needed for the normal growth and development of bones in children. Other key ingredients include Preplex Prebiotic, a great source of friendly bugs some of which may be naturally present in breast milk, as well as Omega 3, which contributes to early brain development and cognitive function, along with immune support
The live bacteria included in the formula has been shown to increase gut flora, which may help to reduce infections. Beneficial bacteria in the gut can assist with the digestion of milk and the later introduction of solid foods; improve healthy bowel movements and create a strong protective gut lining, necessary for absorption of nutrients as well as blocking any toxins. An imbalance of a normal gut flora can occur for many reasons. In an infant, these imbalances could have occurred due to, among others, a caesarean birth, premature delivery, formula feeding and antibiotic use.
Research in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2014, showed that Bio-Kult Infantis can significantly improve symptoms in infants suffering from colic, without any reported side effects. Average daily crying time was reduced by at least half for nearly 83% of infants in the probiotic group after seven days. Further studies have shown that antibiotic treatment in early life has a detrimental effect on gut flora composition. As someone who had a child with colic, I know that I would have tried anything to make Maxi more comfortable.
Available in handy powder sachets, Bio-Kult Infantis can be mixed into milk, water, or food, or given directly into your child’s mouth before a feed. If you are breastfeeding, this can also be applied straight to the nipple.
Let Bio-Kult Infantis assist in providing your child a healthy start in life by helping to keep their digestive system strong so they can get the right nutrients to develop properly through the early stages of life into childhood.
Disclosure: This post is brought to you in conjunction with Bio-Kult Infants and for more information on Bio-Kult Infantis visit www.bio-kult.com