OPTIBAC PROBIOTICS FOR BABIES AND CHILDREN 30S
A natural supplement from OptiBac Probiotics, for infants and children.
For infants & children from birth to 12 years, and for pregnant & breastfeeding women.
Each sachet provides 3 billion live cultures + 0.75g of FOS fibres, guaranteed until end of expiry.
From birth onwards, 'For babies & children' (formerly known as 'For your child's health') from OptiBac Probiotics can be given as a natural supplement. OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' is completely free from sugars, artificial flavours & colourings which can be found in other children's supplements and foods containing live cultures.
At OptiBac Probiotics we specialise entirely in live cultures, and only use strains of the highest quality, with extensive research behind them.
The types of natural bacteria that reside in an infant's or child's intestines are very different from the types found in adulthood. Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum are the dominant and most important beneficial cultures found in healthy infants and children during their early years; this product contains both of these bacteria, in strains which have been tested to survive stomach acidity and bile salts. This supplement contains a third type of natural bacteria, Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, which has been scientifically shown to survive stomach acidity and to reach the gut alive. At OptiBac Probiotics we appreciate the importance of using various species and strains of natural bacteria - these three strains will target different areas of the gut as opposed to just one. Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), makes this product naturally high in fibre.
Having an imbalance of good and bad bacteria in the gut is thought, by some, to be related to digestion and immunity for infants and children, in particular in: formula-fed babies, babies and children on antibiotics, babies delivered be Caesarean section, children with regular colds and flus, and babies & children with digestive problems such as colic, diarrhoea, constipation and lactose intolerance, as well as those with allergies and skin irritations such as eczema.
Sachets are enclosed in 3 layer laminated sachets for maximum protection against heat and humidity.
Pregnant and nursing mothers can take 'For babies & children' (formerly called 'For your child's health') during pregnancy and breastfeeding. At the time of birth, a mother passes her natural bacteria to the baby during the birthing process. As the baby passes through the birth canal, it 'swallows' bacteria from the mother, and this is thought to act as a natural booster for the child's immunity and general wellbeing. Pregnant women expecting a Cesearean birth may safely take OptiBac Probiotics 'For babies & children' during pregnancy.
Following birth, the infant's microflora is influenced by diet (breast milk or formula), environment, and medicines such as antibiotics. The natural development of Bifidobacteria in infants is favoured by breast-feeding; studies have found higher concentrations of Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum in breast-fed infants as opposed to babies bottle-fed with formulas. Many nursing mothers take 'For babies & children' while breastfeeding.
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS); Filler: potato starch; Live cultures (Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52, Bifidobacterium infantis Rosell-33, Bifidobacterium bifidum Rosell-71).
Each sachet guarantees 3 billion micro-organisms + 0.75g FOS fibres.
'For babies & children' can easily be mixed with your child's favourite foods or drinks. This OptiBac Probiotics supplement can be taken with formula milk when it is at room temperature, but not when warmed (as heat reduces the viability of natural bacteria.) For breastfed babies, powder can be applied to nipple or clean finger for baby to suckle.
Take as following, or as professionally directed: •Infants from birth to 3 years: one sachet per day. •Children 4 years to 12 years: one-to-two sachets per day as desired. •Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers: one sachet per day.
•Adults & children should ideally drink plenty of water during a course of live cultures. •Best taken with a meal, preferably with breakfast. •OptiBac Probiotics will not cause dependency, and can safely be taken on an ongoing basis.
Like the rest of the OptiBac Probiotics range, this does not require refrigeration.
Store in a cool, dry place, and away from direct sunlight.
Live cultures are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions eg. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, infants with short bowel syndrome, or to patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Furthermore, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking Saccharomyces boulardii, 'For travelling abroad', or natural plant extracts as in 'For daily immunity'.