Fight against common colds in children with synbiotic – A Combination of Probiotic and Prebiotic

Fight against common colds in children with synbiotic – A Combination of Probiotic and Prebiotic

Feb 9, 2016


Frequent colds are part of young children’s lives. Averagely, a child may catch more than 5 colds during the first 2 years of his/her life. If the child spends time in child care centres, he/she may catch even more episodes.

Common viral infectious agents in human which are the predominant cause of the common cold is called rhinoviruses. These viral infectious agents are easily spread through physical contact. It usually begins with nasal secretions of infected child’s hands and from there contaminate other surfaces like tables, clothes or even toys. A child may also breathe in those airborne viruses which are spreading through a sneeze or cough of an infected person.

Synbiotic, a term used when probiotics is combined with prebiotic. Synbiotic formula can improve children’s immunity and reduce the frequency of colds.  80% of immune cells residing at the gastrointestinal tract and probiotics can communicate to activate an immune and defense response at times of viral attacks. Parents could expect a reduction number of sick days in kids.

Besides, probiotics are able to fight against the invading pathegons besides, balancing your gut bacteria population, so you have more friendly bacteria in your gut. Lactobacillus acidophilus LA-5 and Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12 are the 2 renowned strains that are capable for defensing your gut and immune system. Coupled with prebiotic inulin, this non-digestible soluble fiber serves as a food for the friendly bacteria in your gut. It can stimulate the growth of bifidobacteria. Other benefits of prebiotic proven by scientific studies include enhancement of minerals absorption like calcium and magnesium, besides regulating bowel movement.

Synbiotic formula is suitable for all growing children especially those:
  • With poor bowel movement
  • With poor digestion and appetite
  • With poor immune system
  • With insufficient intake of dietary fiber

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