Everyone talks about probiotics and how they can give your body a good bacteria with many benefits it brings. Lots of product providers now speak about good bacteria in their yoghurt, cereal or granola bars…
But what are these probiotics? Well, they are live microorganisms which are located in certain yeasts, which are believed to beneficial for general health and especially digestive system.
While these microorganisms come with some food, they are also similar to probiotics which already exist in our gut naturally. What these probiotics do in our stomach is help us fight any unhealthy bacteria and therefore keep us healthy.
Often our bodies need help adding another dash of these probiotics to keep our health in good shape. Although these microorganisms will not wholly cure digestive problems, they are efficient in supporting your body’s immune system and gut health overall. Probiotics can be very beneficial for both adults and kids.
There is much more research to be done around probiotics. However, the clear fact is that the good bacteria which lives in our gut is necessary for supporting our health and therefore probiotics can hugely benefit us.
So for example, when you take antibiotics which alter the level of your own good bacteria inside, taking a probiotic supplement will restore the right bacteria balance and support you fighting any harmful bacteria present.
If your child struggles with such illnesses as diarrhea or ear infection and has to take antibiotics, supplementing them with a probiotic can help with shortening the symptoms. As parents, we want to see illnesses gone fast, so if the dreaded antibiotics have been prescribed, the best thing you can do is support the little ones fight with providing some good bacteria. Probiotics can also decrease the number of harmful bacteria which cause inflammation in the gut and then keep your child healthy after they get better. As the good bacteria in our gut promotes better overall health, our aim here is to restore a good level of this bacteria.
So how exactly can probiotics help your child?
Here are some of its benefits: help with acid reflux, constipation or diarrhea symptoms.
So probiotics can help relieve constipation, acid reflux, diarrhea symptoms and gassiness. There have been researches suggesting that probiotics can improve overall immunity in your gut, boost oral health and even help with eczema.
If your child has the following health conditions, we suggest at supplementing their diet with probiotics: diarrhea caused by antibiotics, irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease, virus diarrhea, Clostridium difficile infection or Crohn's disease. Please remember that in these cases probiotics should be used alongside a medical treatment and not on their own.