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Probiotic Powder

Probiotic Powder

SKU: 2385
Powder
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Probiotic Powder

Label Cautions

This product contains milk and soy. Do not use this product if your child has a milk or soy allergy.

Discontinue use and consult a health professional if symptoms of digestive upset (e.g., diarrhea) occur, worsen or persist beyond 3 days.

Consult a health professional prior to use if your child is experiencing nausea, fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain.

Do not use if your child has an immune-compromised condition (e.g., AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatments).

Keep out of reach of children.

Research in brief

Children who attend daycare centers have 1.5 to 3 times higher risk of gastrointestinal and respiratory tract infections than those who do not. Long-term regular consumption of probiotics resulted in fewer days of absence from daycare because of respiratory tract infections and fewer courses of antibiotics (Hatakka et al., 2001).

In a three-month study, children (aged 8–13 years) receiving probiotics had significantly lower risk of fever, cough, runny nose and school absence related to the common cold compared to children in the placebo group (Rerksuppaphol, 2012).

Use of antibiotics can cause an imbalance of intestinal microflora, leading to antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). A study of infants (aged 5–24 months) receiving antibiotics found that supplementation of probiotics reduced the incidence of diarrhea to 7% versus 31% in the placebo group. Probiotics also reduced the rate of rotavirus-associated diarrhea, the most common cause of diarrhea in infants (Johnston et al., 2011).

Research in brief references

Hatakka, K., Savilahti, E., Pönkä, A., Meurman, J., Poussa, T., Näse, L., Saxelin, M., Korpela, R.(2001, Jun 2). Effect of long-term consumption of probiotic milk on infections in children attending day care centres: double blind, randomised trial. BMJ, 322(7298):1327.

Johnston, B., Goldenberg, J., Vandvik, P., Sun, X., Guyatt, G. (2011). Probiotics for the prevention of pediatric antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, (11):CD004827.

Rerksuppaphol, S., Rerksuppaphol, L. (2012, Apr 16). Randomized controlled trial of probiotics to reduce common cold in schoolchildren. Pediatr Int. Apr 16.

Uses

Source of probiotics providing live microorganisms that temporarily modify gut flora.

Non-medicinal ingredients

Maltodextrin, silica, ascorbic acid.

Recommended dosage

Children 0-5 years old: ½ teaspoon, 1-3 times per day.

Children 6-12 years old: ½ - 1 teaspoon, 3 times a day. Take on a full stomach or as directed by a health professional. Mix into juices, protein drinks or sprinkle on cereal or fruit. Keep out of reach of children.