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The Benefits of Probiotics for Babies

Did you know that all babies are born with a sterile gut? Within minutes of birth, bacteria is introduced into their system through the environment. Soon they’re ingesting breast milk, formula, and food. It all becomes part of their gut biome: the ecosystem of their digestive system.

Baby Eating

Your Baby’s Gut Health

During a person’s baby months - indeed, during their whole life - the gut biome can have a huge effect on health. When it’s out of whack, irritating symptoms can crop up. These may include:

  • Digestive distress
  • Flatulence
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Grumpiness
  • Trouble sleeping or waking
  • Lack of energy
  • Weakened immune system
  • Poor fat metabolism
  • Chemical imbalance, including serotonin and dopamine

Probiotics address these issues head-on, with tiny but powerful microorganisms that restore balance to your digestive and immune systems.

Baby Doctor

Using Baby Probiotics

The word is spreading about probiotics’ effectiveness in preventing and treating body-wide issues. A groundbreaking 2012 National Health Interview Survey about complementary health approaches revealed some impressive statistics:

  • Probiotic use by U.S. adults was four times higher than 5 years before.
  • Almost 3 million more people were using probiotics or prebiotics than 5 years before.
  • Probiotics/prebiotics surpassed all of the following well-known supplements in terms of popularity, including melatonin, cCoenzyme Q10, echinacea, cranberry, garlic, ginseng, and ginko biloba.

Since that study in 2012, many supplement experts have noticed that probiotics/prebiotics seem to be surpassing even the top 2 U.S. supplements, glucosamine/chondroitin and fish oil/omega 3 fatty acids.

In fact, a 2014 review of 43 studies on probiotics by the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that people were successfully using them to ease irritable bowel syndrome and an array of other gastrointestinal issues. This study, which was discussed and debated across media, further popularized probiotic/prebiotic use.

But probiotics aren’t just for adults; they’re safe for children and babies, too. In fact, the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health now include probiotics in their recommendations for total body health. Health experts around the world are seeing babies benefit from proper probiotic use.

For kids, the key is to find a probiotic that is specifically formulated for your child’s age. Babies need a different formulation from older children, which is also different from adults.

Benefits for Babies

When your baby takes probiotics, you’ll see benefits across the health spectrum. With continued use, your child will build up a barrier against bad bacteria that cause illness.

Benefits include:

  • Strong intestinal flora that promotes digestive harmony
  • Better resistance to illness through a mixture of probiotic strains
  • Less frequent/intense diarrhea and vomiting
  • Faster bounceback after being sick
  • Restored gut bacteria after taking antibiotics
  • Reduced incidence of colic
  • Body balance that promotes mental and physical balance

Dosing Tips

Baby probiotics are formulated specifically for their young bodies. The mixture is strong enough to promote health, but gentle enough for a baby’s system.

There are many probiotic strains available, but the microorganisms included in baby formulations are usually a balanced combination of three strains of probiotic bacteria and a high content of prebiotic fructooligosaccharides (FOS). This amounts to a daily recommended dose of 5 billion vital microorganisms.

Baby probiotics come in liquid drop form for easy dosing. Once each day, the liquid can be mixed into water, milk, juice, or food, just before your baby consumes it. The probiotic is made to be safe for long-term use, but make sure you always read the package and don’t exceed the recommended dosage.

Select a Trusted Source

Every parent wants the best for their child, and that’s certainly true when it comes to medicines and remedies. As you choose a probiotic source, look for signs that the distributor is reliable, backed by research, and up-front about standing behind their products.

Valosun products are based on GMP criteria for pharmaceutical-grade production and meet strict ISO standards. They are manufactured based on cutting-edge scientific analysis, always with safety in mind.

Valosun Biopron Junior can get your baby off to a great start. It’s gentle but powerful - the perfect first probiotic for a healthy gut and a harmonious life.