Prebiotic with probiotics- Your growing kid's best friends Does your child have slower growth, is unable to absorb nutrients properly or is always falling sick? Prebiotics and probiotics, known together as synbiotics, are proven effective in supporting growth and nutrient absorption, and protecting against illnesses and infections among children. Prebiotic is a non-digestible food ingredient that stimulates the growth and/or activity of beneficial bacteria in the colon, whereas probiotic strains such as Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5 and Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 are clinically proven live cultures that provide health benefits to the host. Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5 (probiotic) Increases the ability of white blood cells to engulf and destroy harmful substances. Good adherence in the gastrointestinal tract. Assists in the digestion of milk sugar (lactose) and reduces the symptoms of lactose intolerance. Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 (probiotic) Helps promote a beneficial intestinal microflora. Extensively studied probiotic strain. High bile tolerance and acid resistance. High colonisation in the gastrointestinal tract. Inulin (prebiotic) Soluble dietary fibre. Stimulates growth of friendly bacteria in the gut. Increases calcium absorption Consistent beneficial effects on immune function. Safe and well-tolerated in children The combination of prebiotics and probiotics produces a synergistic effect, which promotes the balance of the intestinal flora, as well as improves digestion and absorption. Enhanced production and absorption of nutrients (calcium, vitamins B and K, and short chain fatty acids) contributes to stronger bones, better growth and improved immunity in children. This is especially helpful in children suffering from poor digestion and appetite, picky eaters, or those with eczema, allergy and frequent infections. References: 1. Casiraghi, M.C. et al. (2007) Effects of a synbiotic milk product on human intestinal ecosystem. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 103 (2), 499–506. 2. Fisberg, M et al. (2002) Effect of oral nutritional supplementation with or without synbiotics on sickness and catch-up growth in preschool children. International Paediatrics. 17(4):216-222. 3. Scholz-Ahrens, K. E. et al. (2007) Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics Affect Mineral Absorption, Bone Mineral Content, and Bone Structure. Journal of Clicinal Immunology. 119 (1): 192-198.
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