At Brauer, we understand that ensuring your little one gets the best start in life is one of your number one priorities.
For some insight into the ways you may be able to help support your child's healthy digestive system, you may be interested in this information about prebiotics and probiotics for children. But remember, if you have any concerns about the health and wellbeing of your child, talk to your health professional.
What are Probiotics?
The World Health Organisation defines probiotics as "live bacteria or yeasts that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the consumer". But, the simple answer is that they are live microorganisms intended to change the microflora (mainly bacteria) in a person’s gut. The human body contains its own probiotic bacteria described as ‘good bacteria’ and adding probiotics to the diet may help replenish and balance our microflora when a little help is required.
What are Prebiotics?
The World Health Organisation defines prebiotics as "nondigestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacterial species already established in the colon". Put simply, they're are non-digestible food ingredients that the body's own probiotic bacteria thrive on. We don’t digest prebiotics but they assist growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive system.
What are Symbiotic products?
Put simply, symbosis is a relationship between two or more organisms that lively closely together. Thus, 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 how probiotics may help to support your child? If so, you can find more information here.
Or, learn more about Brauer Natural Medicine's Probiotic Powder range:
Brauer Infant Probiotic Powder
Brauer Baby & Toddler Probiotic Powder
Brauer Kids Probiotic Powder
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional. Vitamins can only be of assistance if dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.