Why Do Kids Need Probiotics? – Nuzest NZ

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Why Do Kids Need Probiotics?

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Kids Good Stuff is an all-in-one nutritional support at its best; designed specifically with children’s needs in mind. Kids Good Stuff includes a combination of two, highly researched strains of probiotics - Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactus. These probiotic strains have been selected to be included in Nuzest’s Kids Good Stuff formula based on their quality and efficacy. These strains are used in combination with 20+ vitamins and minerals, 11 fruits and vegetables, protein and more to support and fuel all systems of the body.

 

What are probiotics?


Probiotics are living bacteria that may provide the body with numerous health benefits. Bacteria, good and bad, reside on and within the body and this is known as the microbiome. The human microbiome modulates immune function, enhances gastrointestinal structure and function, improves digestion and supports nutrient absorption.[1]  In children, the development of a healthy and strong microbiome is essential for health and wellbeing.

 

Probiotics can be obtained from the consumption of fermented foods and through supplementation, to help improve the functioning of the gut microbiome by increasing the amount and diversity of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.

 

The key benefits of probiotics

 

Probiotics have many evidence-based and important clinical applications to support optimal health including:

 

  • Improved immune system function¹
  • Exerting anti-inflammatory activity¹
  • Improving overall gastrointestinal health and function (transit time, intestinal barrier, antimicrobial activity)¹
  • Restoring the gastrointestinal tract after antibiotic use¹

 

Additionally, in children, probiotics have been shown to improve constipation by increasing bowel regularity and frequency and reduce the incidence and severity of respiratory tract infections and allergic rhinitis.[2] [3] [4] Evidence shows the link between probiotic use and reduced eczema in infants.[5]

 

Probiotics in Kids Good Stuff

 

Kids Good Stuff includes a combination of two, highly researched strains of probiotics - Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactus.

 

Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactus are naturally occurring bacteria in nature, fermented foods and are part of the human microbiome of the gut. Both strains can bind with food-borne and harmful toxins and help to eliminate them from the body. They can also aid in the resistance to pathogens, including E.coli and Salmonella.[6] [7]

 

Heavily researched and therapeutic probiotics like Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactus have proven efficacy in supporting the development of the gastrointestinal tract and microbiome.

 

Lactobacillus acidophilus has demonstrated the ability to mitigate inflammatory damage on the intestinal barrier via its anti-inflammatory effects on the gastrointestinal system.[8] Similarly, Bifidobacteria lactus has been shown to support the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract by reducing inflammation.[9] The benefits of these strains support the development and maintenance of a healthy digestive tract.

 

The combination of probiotics and plant phenols (like those found in Kids Good Stuff) provides synergistic benefits, with greater survival, adhesion, and maintenance of beneficial bacteria.[10] In each 15g serve of Kids Good Stuff there are 3B CFU of probiotics.

 

Nuzest formulates and produces the cleanest, most effective nutritional supplements on the market. The Nuzest product range is built on concrete science and efficacy, and each product is formulated to improve and support overall health and vitality. The entire Nuzest range is vegan, all-natural and free from nasties.

  

References

[1] Braun L, Cohen M. Herbs & Natural Supplements. 4th ed. Australia: ELSEVIER; 2015.

[2] Huang R, Hu J. Positive Effect of Probiotics on Constipation in Children: A Systematic Review and Me- ta-Analysis of Six Randomized Controlled Trials. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 2017;7(153).

[3] de Araujo GV, de Oliveira Junior MH, Peixoto DM, Sarinho ESC. Probiotics for the treatment of upper and lower respiratory-tract infections in children: system- atic review based on randomized clinical trials. Jornal de Pediatria. 2015;91(5):413-27.

[4] Güvenç IA, Muluk NB, Mutlu FŞ, Eşki E, Altın- toprak N, Oktemer T, et al. Do Probiotics have a role in the Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis? A Comprehensive Systematic Review and Metaanalysis. American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy. 2016;30(5):e157-e75.

[5] Cuello-Garcia CA, Brożek JL, Fiocchi A, Pawankar R, Yepes-Nuñez JJ, Terracciano L, et al. Probiotics for the prevention of allergy: A systematic review and meta-anal- ysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2015;136(4):952-61.

[6] Mahmood Fashandi H, Abbasi R, Mousavi Khaneghah A. The detoxification of aflatoxin M1 by Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium spp.: A review. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 2018;42(9):e13704.

[7] Meng J, Zhang QX, Lu RR. Surface layer protein from Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM inhibit intestinal pathogen-induced apoptosis in HT-29 cells. Int J Biol Macromol. 2017;96:766-774.

[8] Wang H, Zhang L, Xu S, Pan J, Zhang Q, Lu R. Surface-Layer Protein from Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM Inhibits Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Inflammation through MAPK and NF-KB Signaling Pathways in RAW 264.7 Cells. J Agric Food Chem. 2018;66(29);7655-7662.

[9] Wei M, Wang Z, Liu H, Jiang H, Wang M, Liang S, et al. Probiotic Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis Bi-07 alleviates bacterial translocation and ameliorates microinflammation in experimental uraemia. Nephrology. 2014;19(8):500-6.

[10] de Souza EL, de Albuquerque TMR, dos Santos AS, Massa NML, de Brito Alves JL. Potential interactions among phenolic compounds and probiotics for mutual boosting of their health-promoting properties and food functionalities – A review. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2018:1-15.

Kids Good Stuff

Kids Good Stuff

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The information provided in this article is intended for educational purposes only and is general advice. It should not, nor is it intended to be, relied on as a substitute for individual medical advice or care. If the contents of this, or any other of the blogs in this series raises any concerns or questions regarding your health, please consult a qualified healthcare practitioner.

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