OptiBac Probiotics For your child's health
An expert blend of probiotics & prebiotics for women during pregnancy & nursing, for babies & for children. This formula contains acidophilus, as well as B. infantis & bifidum - the most important probiotics in healthy infants & children.
What's it for?
To support healthy digestion and natural defences in infants and children. Can be taken by pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to support their child's health.
Who's it for?
Women during their last trimester of pregnancy, breastfeeding mothers, infants and children from 6 months up to 12 years old.
Each sachet provides
3 billion live probiotic cultures guaranteed.
For your child's health
Pregnant and nursing mothers can take For Babies and Children during pregnancy and breastfeeding to support healthy levels of the appropriate types of L. acidophilus, B. infantis, and other beneficial probiotic bacteria for child health.
In the case of vaginal birth, a newborn swallows what will become its first healthy intestinal microflora as it passes through the mother's birth canal. This is nature's way for mothers to inoculate their babies and provide them with a foundation of healthy probiotic bacteria for their future health.
At the time of birth, if the mother has good levels of friendly bacteria, and the right types to support child health, these will be passed to the baby during birth! Many pregnant women take OptiBac Probiotics For Babies and Children during pregnancy for this purpose.
Following birth, the infant's microflora is influenced by diet (breast milk or formula), environment, and medication such as antibiotics. The natural development of the probiotic 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 and Children while breastfeeding to help support their child's levels of friendly bacteria during this time.
From 6 months onwards, introducing For Babies and Children into your child's diet supports the development of friendly probiotic bacteria promoting good digestive health and supporting natural immune defences. Medical research shows that good probiotic levels helps support digestion, immunity and energy for infants and children, in particular:
The overuse or misuse of antibiotics in infants and children may result in unhealthy intestinal conditions, as antibiotics deplete normal levels of probiotic bacteria. Inbalanced levels of bacteria can manifest in the form of allergies and digestive problems in children; whereas healthy probiotic levels can contribute to their overall health and wellbeing.
A healthy balance of probiotics in the intestines provides specific enzymes needed in the digestion of particular substances, production of B complex vitamins and vitamin K, and improves the absorption and uptake of minerals and nutrients in the diet, including calcium which is very important during the early years of growth.
Introducing OptiBac Probiotics For Babies and Children into your child's diet supports the development of friendly probiotic bacteria promoting good digestive health and encouraging natural immune defences.
How does For your child's health work?
The types of probiotic that naturally reside in an infant's or child's intestines are very different from the types found in adulthood and old age. Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium bifidum are the dominant and most important beneficial cultures found in healthy infants and children during their early years; both strains have unique benefits in supporting digestion, immunity and resistance to infection.
Lactobacillus acidophilus Rosell-52 is a key strain clinically proven to survive stomach acidity and to reach the gut in a viable condition where it can ameliorate the overall digestive health of your child. The prebiotic, FOS, in For Babies and Children helps maintain high levels of bifidobacteria by acting as a food source for the probiotics to survive and flourish in the intestines.
The sachets are enclosed in 3 layer laminated sachets for maximum protection against heat and humidity
For your child's health Probiotic and Prebiotic can easily be mixed with your child's favourite cold foods or beverages - avoid hot foods or fluids. This OptiBac formula can be taken with formula milk when it is at room temperature, but not when warmed as heat reduces the viability of probiotics.
Food supplements should not be given to infants under 6 months of age without the advice of a doctor.
It is not recommended to give probiotics to severely immunosuppressed patients, infants with short bowel syndrome (SBS), post cardiac surgery patients, patients with pancreatitis, patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) or patients with blood in the stool unless under a doctor's care.
Other ingredients: Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), potato starch.
Suitable for vegetarians.
OptiBac guarantees 3 billion live micro-organisms per vegetarian sachet of until the best before date.
Like the rest of the range, For bowel calm does not require refrigeration.
Store out of direct sunlight.