Girls, Boys, Toddler, Kids Probiotic Digestion Immunity Healthy Gut Powder
Children are particularly susceptible to disruptions to the delicate balance of the good and bad bacteria in their tummies. Happy Tummy is a unique children’s probiotic powder, which comes in easy-to-administer sachets.
The formula contains 7 strains of naturally-occurring beneficial organisms, including the child-specific Bifidobacterium infantis strain, providing 1 billion good bacteria per sachet. It also includes the prebiotic FOS.
It is designed to support healthy levels of intestinal flora after a course of antibiotics or following a digestive upset. It can also offer immunity support when babies, toddlers or young children return to playgroups or preschool, and germs and viruses are particularly prevalent.
Happy Tummy is a child-specific probiotic supplement in tasteless powder form, suitable for babies and children of all ages. It comes in easy-to-administer 1g sachets.
- Healthy levels of intestinal flora;
- Disrupted gut;
- Protection from harmful bacteria;
- Efficient digestion;
- Babies, infants, and children;
- No pills or capsules.
- Easy-to-take powder;
- Can be mixed with other foods.
30 x 1 g sachets per pot.
Per 1 g sachet:
Probiotics: 1 billion Organisms Per Sachet
Bifidobacterium infantis (child-specific)
Probiotics are friendly bacteria that help to maintain the natural balance of organisms or gut flora in the intestines. They do this by competing for space and food with harmful organisms that would otherwise make people sick, particularly if allowed to flourish and grow in large numbers.
Maintaining healthy gut flora helps us to digest food, absorb proteins, produce B vitamins and support the immune system. It also helps to protect the gut wall and prevents more harmful organisms from establishing themselves.
Each person’s mix of bacteria varies, but interactions between a person and the microorganisms in their body, and among the microorganisms themselves, can be crucial to their health and well-being.
The delicate balance of healthy gut flora can be disrupted by a wide range of factors, including illness and the use of antibiotics which indiscriminately destroy both good and bad bacteria in the body.
Children are particularly susceptible to such disruptions. Most probiotics are live microorganisms that are similar to those naturally found in the gut, especially in those of breastfed infants who have natural protection against many diseases.
Happy Tummy is a high potency, multi-strain probiotic supplement, designed especially for children. Not only does it contain the child specific Bifidobacterium infantis strain, it comes in an easy-to-administer tasteless powder form so it can be added to any liquid.
Providing 1 billion bacteria per sachet, the 7 strains help to ensure that parents can replenish their children’s vulnerable tummies with a diversity of beneficial flora. The friendly bacteria contained in Happy Tummy occur naturally in the digestive tracts of children.
Some Other Benefits of Probiotics
Antibiotics kill friendly bacteria in the gut, along with harmful bacteria. Probiotics are therefore often used to offset some of the digestion related side effects of using antibiotics such as constipation, wind, cramping and diarrhoea. AAD results from an imbalance in the colonic microbiota caused by antibiotic therapy. Probiotic treatment can reduce the incidence and severity of AAD.
Improving Immune Function and Preventing Infections
There are antibody-producing cells (Gut Associated Lymphoid Tissue or GALT) in the digestive tract, which are connected with the immune system. One theory is that if you alter the microorganisms in a person’s intestinal tract by introducing probiotic bacteria, you can affect the immune system’s defenses.
A 2010 study suggested that the anecdotal benefits of probiotic therapies as beneficial for preventing secondary infections, a common complication of antibiotic therapy, may be because keeping the immune system primed by eating foods enhanced with “good” bacteria may help counteract the negative effects of sickness and antibiotics.
It was thought that antibiotics may turn the immune system “off” while probiotics turn it back on “idle”, and make it more able to quickly react to new infections.
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) foods and supplements have been shown to aid in the treatment and prevention of acute diarrhoea and in decreasing the severity and duration of rotavirus infections in children and travellers’ diarrhoea in adults.
Improving Mineral Absorption
Probiotic lactobacilli can help to correct malabsorption of trace minerals, found particularly in those individuals with diets high in phytate content from whole grains, nuts and legumes. Reducing inflammation LAB supplements has been found to modulate inflammatory and hypersensitivity responses. Clinical studies suggest that they can prevent recurrences of inflammatory bowel disease in adults, as well as help to improve milk allergies.
Preventing Harmful Bacterial Growth Under Stress
In a study done to understand the effects of stress on intestinal flora, rats that were fed probiotics experienced a lower occurrence of harmful bacteria in their intestines than those that were fed sterile water.
Studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of a range of LAB in lowering serum cholesterol levels, presumably by breaking down bile in the gut, thereby inhibiting its re-absorption which enters the blood as cholesterol.
Lowering Blood Pressure
Clinical trials have indicated that consumption of milk fermented with various strains of LAB may result in reductions in blood pressure. It is thought that this is due to the ACE inhibitor-like peptides produced during fermentation.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Colitis
Certain probiotics have been found to improve symptoms of IBS and to be safe in treating ulcerative colitis.
Probiotics are not to be confused with prebiotics, which are basically a source of food to help probiotics grow, multiply and survive in the gut. They are fibres, which cannot be absorbed or broken down by the body and serve as an excellent food source for probiotics (particularly the Bifidobacteria strain), to encourage an increase in their numbers.
While probiotics are living microorganisms, prebiotics are non-living. When probiotics and prebiotics are mixed together, they form what is called a synbiotic.
By nature, prebiotics do not stimulate the growth of bad bacteria or other pathogens. The official definition of “prebiotic” is: “non-digestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacteria in the colon, which can improve host health.”
We have included the prebiotic Fructooligosaccharide (or FOS) in the Happy Tummy formula. It has been a popular dietary supplement in Japan for many years and is now becoming increasingly popular in Western cultures for its prebiotic effects. FOS serves as a substrate for microflora in the large intestine, increasing overall gastrointestinal tract health. It is also used as a supplement for preventing yeast infections.
Several studies have also found that FOS promotes calcium absorption in the human gut. The intestinal microflora in the lower gut can ferment FOS, which results in a reduced pH. Calcium is more soluble in acid, and, therefore, more of it comes out of food and is available to move from the gut into the bloodstream.
Contains no excipients, wheat, gluten, lactose, added sugar, additives, artificial colour or yeast. Suitable for vegetarians.
1 sachet to be given to the child daily, with or after food for a period of at least 15 days, or as advised.
Can be added to food, water, milk, juice or other liquids.
Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
Warnings and Allergy Advice
Contains traces of soya. Also contains traces of milk at a level that would not affect lactose intolerance sufferers.
60 Day Money-Back Guarantee
Your purchase is covered by our total satisfaction money-back guarantee. In the unlikely event you are not happy with this product, simply return the pot to us within 60 days of purchase and we will refund your money (minus postage and packing costs).
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