Do your children get what they need?
Dec 1, 2021
Maintaining good gut health is crucial for your children, as it is where the body receives the nutrients required for optimal growth and development. Problem in getting nutrients (Malabsorption) and problem in excreting waste (Constipation) are common digestive problem affecting children health:
Thus, it is also crucial to have a balance gut microflora by maintaining 85% of good bacteria and 15% of bad bacteria to keep the gut functioning well.
Friendly bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus LA5 and Bifidobacterium lactis BB12 when combine with prebiotic inulin help to improve gut health6,7,8:
- boost friendly bacteria count
- support digestive health
- increase calcium absorption
- improve bowel movement and prevent hard stool
A.B. Junior Pre & Pro contains 3 clinically tested ingredients: Lactobacillus acidophilus LA5 (probiotic), Bifidobacterium lactis BB12 (probiotic), and chicory inulin (prebiotic). It could help to boost gut health, improve bowel movement, and improve nutrient absorption. This is especially important for growing children.
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- The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, 2020. Constipation. Retrieved 5 Oct, 2020 from https://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/fact_sheets/Constipation/
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- Savard, P., Lamarche, B., Paradis, M. E., Thiboutot, H., Laurin, É., & Roy, D. (2011). Impact of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis BB-12 and, Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5-containing yoghurt, on fecal bacterial counts of healthy adults. International journal of food microbiology, 149(1), 50-57.
- Coudray, C., et.al., 1997. Effect of soluble or partly soluble dietary fibres supplementation on absorption and balance of calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc in healthy young men. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 51(6):375-80