Probiotics are live microorganisms promoted with claims that they provide health benefits when consumed, generally by improving or restoring the gut flora. Probiotics are considered generally safe to consume but may cause bacteria-host interactions and unwanted side effects in rare cases. (Wikipedia)
Probiotics may help with:
- Digestive issues ( Colic, acid reflux, constipation, diarrhea)
- Immune system issues
- skin issues & Mood
Top 3 probiotic strains for babies:
1.Bifidobacterium Bifidum important bacteria for digestion and nutrient absorption. It may help with infant skin conditions like eczema and yeast infections, as well as constipation, diarrhea.
2. Bifidobacterium Infantis is the strain that is most prevalent in infants and declines as we age. it helps with overall health and digestion. One review found that it can reduce inflammation and support immune function.
3. Lactobacillus Reuteri is a strain that has been found to have many benefits for young children and infants. One study found that children, ages 6 months to 3 years. who took supplemental L. Rheuteri had nearly one third fewer cases of diarrhea and half as many respiratory infections. Another study found that L. reuteri helped was an excellent treatment for colic.