Children's probiotic powder
30x 1g powder sachets
A specific combination of viable organisms from 7 live culture strains:
Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and, notably, Bifidobacterium infantis - one of the dominant cultures in children.
Each sachet provides 1 billion live cultures, plus FOS (fructooligosaccharide) fibres.
From birth onwards, this product can be given as a supplement. It is free from sugars, artificial flavours and colourings, which can be found in other children's supplements and foods containing live cultures.
A live culture powder
Multi-strain formula - 1 billion strength
With the child-specific Bifidobacterium infantis strain
With FOS fibres
Suitable for children of all ages
Tasteless powder form
Easy-to-administer single serving sachets (so no clumping)
No need to refrigerate
Suitable for vegetarians
Make your own bio-live yoghurt!
Individual bacteria strains have different requirements to aid their growth in culture and the human gastrointestinal tract.
While Gut-Buddies Infantis Complex has not been produced with the primary purpose of being used as a 'starter culture' to make yoghurt or soured milk we have successfully made yoghurt from it.
Our cultures grew within 24 hours - why not give it a go too?!
Top tips for a healthy children's diet
What you feed your child can have a major effect on their health (particularly their digestive health and immunity) and long-term dietary habits.
For example, a sweet-tooth can be acquired at an early age, by eating sweeter and sweeter foods, but processed sugar is a highly toxic food. However, an existing sweet-tooth can be reversed (usually with a little resistance at first), by gradually reducing the level of sweetness in foods and drinks.
Try to avoid giving sweets, sweetened foods, cola and other sweetened drinks to children on a regular basis. Cola drinks are particularly bad because most contain caffeine, an addictive substance that can de-mineralise the body. Similarly, very few breakfast cereals are sugar-free - most processed cereals contain fast-releasing sugars and have added sugar (not to mention artificial additives, preservatives, colourings and flavourings).
An ideal nutritious snack for children, packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and dietary fibre, is fruit (especially berries), so try to make sure that you always have plenty of fruit on offer so that children can nibble as and when they are peckish.
Another good habit to develop early on is to regularly eat raw vegetables and salad foods, preferably at each meal. The younger this starts, the easier it will be to integrate into the long-term diet. Many vegetables (particularly organic produce) are naturally sweet and will therefore appeal more to a child's palate. For example, carrots, corn and peas.
It is also worth remembering that children's systems are very sensitive and react more readily to substances they are exposed to. Allergies start young and so, by paying close attention, you can find out what does and does not suit your child. For instance, many children have adverse reactions to food additives, sugar, dairy products, wheat and other gluten grains. Symptoms may include rashes, eczema, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach ache, wind, coughing, frequent sore throats, asthma and respiratory infections.
Optimum nutrition with 'real food' will support a child's digestion, immune system and general health and well-being.