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Back to school: Introducing GOOD bacteria into your child's diet

Back to school: Introducing GOOD bacteria into your child's diet

With school back in session, we're looking to find ways to introduce good bacteria into your child's diet. This is to help improve their digestive system, as well as boost immunity. There are more bacteria cells in the human body than actual human cells. While some bacteria can be harmful, most bacteria in the body are harmless and some are even beneficial to human health.
Most of the trillions of bacteria found in the human body are in the gut and maintaining a higher ratio of good to bad bacteria is crucial to maintaining good overall health. These good bacteria aid in nutrient absorption, good digestion and combating bad bacteria. If the ratio of good to bad bacteria shifts and bad bacteria increases, this can lead to illness or infection.
Although antibiotics can kill these bad bacteria, they also kill the good bacteria and cannot tell them apart. This can put the microbiome in jeopardy, allowing for more multiplication of bad bacteria as there are fewer good bacteria to combat the harmful bacteria.Probiotics include good live bacteria which is naturally occurring in the body. They can contain a single strain of good bacteria or a combination of multiple good bacteria.
These probiotics are used to replenish any depleted good bacteria in the human body to maintain the correct balance between good and bad bacteria. The probiotics can help with a multitude of conditions such as the common cold and irritable bowel syndrome, commonly known as IBS.
Children build their microbiome while in the uterus, during the delivery process and throughout their early childhood. In this time, it is crucial that the balance in the flora is correctly stabilised and probiotics can aid in the correct balance of good bacteria against bad bacteria.
Flora Kids is a gluten free probiotic with multiple strains of live good bacteria, including; Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus casei, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium infantis and Lactobacillus acidophilus. It has been established through countless scientific studies that the live bacteria contained in Flora Kids’ probiotics have a plethora of benefits including these listed below.
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus
From the Lactobacillus family, studies have shown it may aid in the treatment or prevention of diarrhoea. This is especially helpful with children, as they are more prone to episodes of diarrhoea which can lead to dehydration and further complications if untreated.
This bacterium also may aid in the prevention of cavities. This is a priceless advantage, especially for kids who are going back to school as they are exposed to sugary treats and are susceptible to cavities which can be caused by harmful bacteria found in the oral cavity. These harmful bacteria break down and produce acid which degrade the enamel, and Lactobacillus rhamnosus antimicrobial properties aid in fighting against these harmful bacteria.
Lactobacillus Bulgaricus
This bacteria is ideal addition to childrens' microbiome when going back to school as it helps in the prevention of conditions such as the common cold, which is easily communicable in the school setting.
Streptococcus Thermophilus
A potent probiotic strain found in the gut flora, streptococcus thermophilus is great for kids returning to school as it helps boost their immunity. This is an essential benefit as children are usually effective carriers and spreaders of communicable diseases and a boosted immunity will aid in your child’s protection.
NutriBrio offers Flora Kids, Live Culture Powder, a specific combination of viable organisms from 7 strains: Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Bifidobacterium infantis – one of the dominant cultures in children.

Each sachet provides 1 billion live cultures, plus FOS (fructooligosaccharide) fibres. From birth onwards, this product can be given as a supplement. It is free from sugars, artificial flavours and colourings, which can be found in other children’s supplements and foods containing live cultures.


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