At Brauer Natural Medicine, we understand that ensuring your little one gets the best start in life is one of your number one priorities.
To give you some insight into ways you may be able to help support your child's healthy digestive system, here is some information on prebiotics and probiotics for children. If you have any concerns about the health and well-being of your child, don't hesitate to pay a visit to your local healthcare provider.
What are Probiotics?
Oxford Dictionary defines probiotics as "a substance which stimulates the growth of microorganisms, especially those with beneficial properties (such as those of the intestinal flora)". But, the simple answer is that they are either a food product or supplement containing live microorganisms intended to change the microflora (mainly bacteria) in a person’s gut. The human body contains its own probiotic bacteria often labelled ‘good bacteria’ and adding probiotics to the diet may help replenish and balance our microflora when a little help is required.
What are Prebiotics?
Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that the body's own probiotic bacteria thrive on. We don’t digest prebiotics but they may assist growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
What are Symbiotic products?
It sounds high tech but it’s actually really simple. Products that contain both probiotics and prebiotics are called symbiotic. Whilst it’s not essential for a probiotic product to be symbiotic it certainly makes a lot of sense!
Would you like to learn more about probiotics for children and how they may help support the microbiome? If so, you can find more information here.
Or, learn more about Brauer Natural Medicine's Probiotic Powder range:
Brauer Natural Medicine Infant Probiotic Powder
Brauer Natural Medicine Baby & Toddler Probiotic Powder
Brauer Natural Medicine Kids Probiotic Powder
*Always read the label, use only as directed. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. Vitamins can only be of assistance if dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.