Genuine Health probiotics for children
Find out why Genuine Health probiotics are a great supplement to support children’s health from an early age.
The role of probiotics
Probiotics are living bacteria that have a beneficial effect on the digestive and immune systems, since they help maintain the balance of the intestinal flora (all the bacteria that are in our gut and which are largely responsible of our health). To better understand the role of probiotics, we must understand that of the intestinal flora. Intestinal bacteria are essential for the proper functioning of the body: they promote the digestion of food (by transforming and producing new molecules such as fatty acids, enzymes and vitamins), reduce the risk of infection and disease (by blocking foreign substances such as allergens, pathogens and toxins) and stimulate the immune system (by increasing antibody production and optimizing the barrier function of the intestinal mucosa.)
Several factors can influence the healthy balance of the intestinal flora, including diet, stress and medication. When the intestinal flora is unbalanced, the bad bacteria take control and can cause infection, illness, fatigue, digestion problems, and more. Probiotics can help by increasing the number of good bacteria and rebalancing the intestinal flora. Considering that 80% of the cells of the immune system are located in the intestines, it is essential that the intestinal flora be healthy!
Genuine Health Children’s probiotics
Recommended for children between the ages of 3 and 12, the Advanced Gut Health for Kids Probiotic Supplement comes in the form of lemonade-flavoured tablets. The vegan formula (GMO, gluten, dairy and soy free) supports the intestinal flora and gastrointestinal health of children with its 5 billion CFU from 7 balanced strains, including Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG(1), one of the most studied probiotics to promote children’s health) and L. Reuteri (natural residents of healthy intestines from childhood).
(This content was developed in partnership with Genuine Health.)