Benefits of Synbiotic for Growing Children
Oct 3, 2022
As parents, we want our children to grow healthy, happy, and strong. We tend to invest in books, toys, learning activities, and many more. But sometimes, we may forget about taking care of the little one gut health (digestive system), which is a crucial aspect of your child’s growth and development.
While most people think that the digestive system functions only to digest food, absorb nutrients, and eliminate waste, the gut works to maintain your children’s overall health. An unhealthy gut can disrupt your children’s digestion and absorption of nutrients, which affects their growth and development.
Synbiotic for Optimal Gut Health
A key to developing a healthy gut is by ensuring a balance of intestinal microflora, more good bacteria than bad bacteria. One way to support your children’s gut health is with a synbiotic which incorporates both probiotics and prebiotics.
Synbiotic provides a synergistic effect to support your children’s overall gut health by:
- Support digestive system and enhance vitamin & mineral absorption1,2
- Improve nutritional status3
- Promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria4
- Supports the immune system5
For parents out there who are looking for ways to support their children’s gut health for optimum growth, A.B Junior Pre & Pro is a synbiotic formulation that incorporates both probiotics and prebiotics in a sachet. The combination of probiotics Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5 and Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 with prebiotics (inulin) improves overall gut health for optimum growth.
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