Features and benefits
- Great tasting powder in a convenient sachet
- No artificial sweeteners
- For children from 2 years
- May help reduce the frequency and severity of colds
- Helps reduce the frequency and duration of acute diarrhoea in children
- May help to reduce the number of days sick from daycare
- Assists with the maintenance of intestinal flora after antibiotic use
How it works
Probiotics, or supplementary beneficial bacteria, may help support a healthy normal immune system and the healthy lining of the gastrointestinal tract.
Over 400 different species of bacteria normally reside in the human gastrointestinal tract, with approximately 35-50% of the contents of the human colon composed of bacteria. In a gastrointestinal system that is functioning well the populations of beneficial bacteria and pathogenic (i.e. disease-causing) bacteria are balanced.
Keeping intestinal bacteria in balance plays an important role in our general health and wellbeing. The ‘good’ bacteria support the immune response. They also compete with pathogenic bacteria for space and nutrients within the gastrointestinal tract.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®) and Bifidobacterium animalis (BB-12®) have been extensively studied in children and adults. These strains have been shown to colonise the bowel and help support a healthy normal immune system and the healthy lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Research suggests that LGG may help reduce the incidence and severity of mild upper respiratory tract infections, such as colds, among children in daycare. It may also help to reduce the number of days absent from daycare due to illness. Both strains also help to reduce the frequency and duration of diarrhoea in young children at daycare as well as help with the maintenance of intestinal flora after antibiotic use.
Children 2-4 years – Sprinkle 1-2 sachets a day on food,mix with milk or juice, or take as professionally prescribed.
Children over 5 years – Sprinkle 1-2 sachets a day on food, mix with milk or juice, spoon feed on its own, or take as professionally prescribed.
Not to be used in children under 2 years of age without medical advice.
Contraindications and cautions
Use with caution in severely ill children and premature infants. If diarrhoea persists for more than 12 hours in children under 3 years seek medical advice.
May cause a mild and temporary increase in flatulence
Active ingredients per sachet
|Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG®) and Bifidobacterium
animalis (BB-12®) 2 billion organisms