31 Aug Probiotics, Your Kid’s Superhero
By Caroline Farquhar RHN, BA, EMP
Children don’t need a lot to survive. Food, water, shelter and most importantly, love. Every parent’s dream for their child is that they thrive in all areas of their life. What if there was a supplement that you could give your child every day that could help with the following functions?
- Enhance detoxification
- Help control inflammation in the body
- Improve the strength and function of the intestinal lining
- Maintain regularity and health of the bowel
- Produce digestive enzymes and aid in mineral absorption
- Produce short chain fatty acids used as the main source of energy for healthy colon cell production
- Stimulate and support the immune system
- Synthesize vitamins
That supplement is a probiotic. Probiotics are the friendly bacteria that live in our bodies. In fact, there are more bacteria in your body right now, than there have ever been human beings on the planet! The bacteria outnumber human cells 10 to 1, (about 100 trillion bacteria). That is staggering to think about and when you understand the vital role they play in many functions within the body, you realize how important it is to supplement with probiotics every single day.
If you think yogurt is enough, think again. You would need to eat at least 10 canisters of yogurt daily to obtain the amount of beneficial probiotics in a single dose of Ultimate Flora Kids Probiotic. It is a delicious chewable probiotic for kids. Each tablet contains 10 billion beneficial bacteria from 9 strains. They can help to support your child’s digestion, ease constipation and/or diarrhea and boost immunity. The simple addition of a daily probiotic is one way to ensure a healthy gut and a healthy child!
Caroline Farquhar is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, digestive care specialist, public speaker and frequent TV and radio educator in the area of natural health.