Nature's Way Primadophilus Children

5 oz (141.75 g), Pack of 2
Potent 7 strain powdered formula specifically designed for children to enhance immune and digestive function. Plus NutraFlora, the preferred probiotic food source, has also been added to the formula to boost potency.
Best For
Optimal intestinal flora [1, 2]; Enhanced digestive health [2]; Heightened immune system function [3]

      • Pros:
      • Specifically designed for children to enhance immune and digestive function
      • Only needs to be taken once daily
      • Mixes easily with beverages
      • Enhanced with prebiotics
      • For ages 0-5
      • Contains 7 probiotic strains

      Ingredients Concern:  None discovered

      Cons:  Contains milk and soy protein that may affect people who are intolerant or highly sensitive to these ingredients, Probiotics may cause stomach discomfort in some infants and children, Has to be refrigerated to maintain maximum potency, Not recommended for premature infants.

      Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the most commonly used probiotics [1]. Probiotics boost immunity and improve the body's response to common allergens (e.g., pollen, cat or dog hair, dust mites) [2]. In doing so, probiotics help the body fight off illnesses and infections [3, 4]. Probiotic supplementation that starts during pregnancy, early infancy, and during the first year of life early, persists for several years [5, 6]. Prebiotics provide nourishment for probiotics and this helps good bacteria maintain their potency [7].
      Optimal intestinal flora [1, 2]; Enhanced digestive health [2]; Heightened immune system function [3]
      Probiotics promote healthy levels of beneficial bacteria and this disrupts the growth of harmful invaders [8]. More specifically, probiotics release enzymes that target infectious microorganisms as well as enzymes that help break down food [9]. Furthermore, they enhance the breakdown nutrients as well as their transportation into the bloodstream and vital organs [7]. The enhanced digestion that probiotics confer, reduce the occurrence of stomach discomfort (diarrhea, gas, bloating, etc.) that often occurs when food or nutrients are not properly digested [10]. Probiotics support the immune system by boosting natural antioxidant activity as well as the production of immunoglobulins and anti-inflammatory proteins [3, 4, 11]. Furthermore, they enhance the thickness of the mucus that lines the airways and this improves the body's ability to trap and expel allergens [8]. This strengthens the immune system by helping it not have to work as hard towards targeting foreign invaders. Probiotics also release substances that have antimicrobial activity and this reduces the occurrence of infections (e.g., respiratory, digestive, etc.) [4, 12].

      Key Ingredients:  3 billion CFU Lactobacillus Rhamnosus; Lactobacillus Acidophilus; Lactobacillus Casei; Bifidobacterium Infantis; Bifidobacterium Bifidum; Bifidobacterium Breve; Bifidobacterium Longum; 1.8 g NutraFloa scFOS

      All Ingredients:  1.8 g NutraFloa scFOS (contains short-chain fructooligosaccharides); 3 billion CFU (1.13 g) proprietary probiotic blend: Lactobacillus Rhamnosus; Lactobacillus Acidophilus; Lactobacillus Casei; Bifidobacterium Infantis; Bifidobacterium Bifidum; Bifidobacterium Breve; and Bifidobacterium Longum; Rice maltodextrin; Silica; Ascorbic acid

      For children under 2 years of age, give 1/2 teaspoon (1.5 grams) daily between meals. Children 2 years of age and older give 1 teaspoon (3 grams) daily between meals. May be added to liquid or infant formula. Keep refrigerated to maintain maximum potency. Not recommended for premature infants. May be added to cold drinks or unheated foods such as yogurt or applesauce.

      These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

      References 1. Szajewska H, Konarska Z, Kolodziej M. Probiotic bacterial and fungal strains: claims with evidence. Dig Dis. 2016;34:251-259. 2. Kliglerr B, Cohrssen A. Probiotics. Am Fam Physician. 2008, 78(9):1073-1078. 3. Gomes AC, de Sousa RG, Botelho PB, Gomes TL, Prada PO, Mota JF. The additional effects of a probiotic mix on abdominal adiposity and antioxidant Status: A double-blind, randomized trial. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md). 2017, 25(1):30-38. 4. Wang Y, Li X, et al. Probiotics for disruption and treatment of respiratory tract infections in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016;95(31):e4509. 5. Kukkonen K, Savilahti E, Haahtela T, et al. Probiotics and prebiotic galacto-oligosaccharides in the disruption of allergic diseases: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007;119(1):192-198. 6. Kalliomäki M, Salminen S, Arvilommi H, Kero P, Koskinen P, Isolauri E. Probiotics in primary disruption of atopic disease: a randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2001;357(9262):1076-1079. 7. Sheridan PO, Bindels LB, et al. Can prebiotics and probiotics improve therapeutic outcomes for undernourished individuals? Gut Microbes. 2014; 5(1):74-82. 8. Kechagia M, Basoulis D, et al. Health benefits of probiotics: a review. ISRN Nutr. 2013;2013:481651. 9. Manzoni P, Mostert M, Leonessa ML, et al. Oral supplementation with Lactobacillus casei subspecies rhamnosus disrupts enteric colonization by Candida species in preterm neonates: a randomized study. Clin Infect Dis. 2006;42(12):1735-1742. 10. Hempel S, Newberry SJ, Maher AR, et al. Probiotics for the disruption and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2012;307(18):1959-1969. 11. Guillemard E, Tanguy J, Flavigny A, et al. Effects of consumption of a fermented dairy product containing the probiotic Lactobacillus casei DN-114 001 on common respiratory and gastrointestinal infections in shift workers in a randomized controlled trial. J Am Coll Nutr 2010; 29:455-468. 12. Fooks LJ, Gibson GR. Probiotics as modulators of the gut flora. Br J Nutr. 2002;88 suppl 1:S39-S49.
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