Happy gut, happy kid! A balanced intestinal microflora is at the heart of every healthy kid. Bolster the good bacteria in their tummy to keep them feeling their best with a kids supplement like VitaHealth Kids Probio16™ Yogurt Plus, a kid-friendly yogurt powder featuring 2 billion CFU of probiotic Bifidobacterium breve M-16V, galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and vitamin D3.
Why Kids Probio16™ Yogurt Plus?
Bolster the good bacteria in children’s tummy to keep them feeling their best with VitaHealth Kids Probio16TM Yogurt Plus, a kid-friendly yogurt powder featuring 2 billion CFU of live probiotic Bifidobacterium breve M-16V, galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS) and vitamin D3. The synbiotic combination of M-16V and GOS promotes a balanced gut microbiota, helping your little ones to develop strong immune and gastrointestinal systems they need as they grow. Vitamin D3 is essential for normal growth and development of bones in children.
Available in single-serve sachets, it is perfect for convenient, on-the-go use. It can be consumed directly or mixed with water or beverages. This probiotic is shelf-stable, without needing to be refrigerated. It is made without additional flavouring, colouring and preservatives.
What’s in Kids Probio16™ Yogurt Plus?
Bifidobacterium breve M-16V
Commercially available in Japan since 1976, Bifidobacterium breve M-16V is a commonly used probiotic strain in infants, supported by over 40 published studies. As one of the pioneering colonisers of the gut microbiota, Bifidobacterium breve resides within the gastrointestinal tract from birth and throughout the life course, conferring a myriad of health benefits.
Recognised for its for safety and effectiveness, this proprietary strain is used in more than 120 neonatal intensive care units in hospitals throughout Japan. It has been granted FDA GRAS (Generally Recognised as Safe) status for food applications and infant formulas.
GOS are a type of prebiotic, a non-digestible dietary fiber which stimulate the growth and activity of the good bacteria and simultaneously inhibits the potentially deleterious bacteria in the gut. It is the fuel probiotics need to flourish and thrive. The synergetic combination of M-16V and GOS, known as synbiotic, offers greater health benefits than what probiotic or prebiotic could achieve alone.
Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is the preferred form of vitamin D, identical to the type naturally made by the body. It assists in the absorption and utilisation of calcium and phosphorus, beneficial for the formation of healthy bones and teeth. In addition, vitamin D3 helps strengthen the immune system in children.
How can Probio16™ Yogurt Plus help your little one?
Published scientific studies have shown that M-16V promotes the bifidobacterial colonisation in children, including low-birth-weight infants. A high abundance of bifidobacteria in the gut during early life could improve the intestinal environment, which can provide children with a number of health benefits and set the tone for optimal wellness across the lifespan.
Mounting evidence shows that probiotics are useful in supporting the body’s natural defence. M-16V has been proven to prevent or reduce the severity of allergic diseases, including atopic dermatitis, the most common form of eczema. Characterised by severe itching, redness and scaly rashes, this inflammatory skin condition usually starts during infancy or childhood. Moreover, it helps reduce the risk of developing asthma and prevents asthma-like symptoms in infants with atopic dermatitis.
Growth and development
The synbiotic combination of M-16V and GOS aids in nutrient absorption and assimilation, ensuring that your little one is getting adequate nutrients for healthy growth and development. Adequate intake of vitamin D3 helps in the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which is vital for the growth and development of strong bones and teeth.
In addition to improvement of intestinal health and nutritional status, M-16V has been demonstrated to offer protection from developing the devastating digestive disease such as necrotising enterocolitis (NEC), a condition where a portion of the bowel dies. A Bifidobacterium-dominant intestinal flora is especially important to reduce the adverse effects of antibiotics on the microbiota.