What we think
What We Think
Did you know it’s estimated 80% of your immune system is in your gut?
Giving your child the right foods and probiotics to support a healthy microbiome is one of the smartest things you can do to keep them healthy and happy...
They will literally be happier. A 2015 study even showed a connection with healthy gut bacteria and less toddler temper tantrums! In fact, the state of your child’s microflora (gut health) cannot be overlooked as a precursor for almost every other health issue they may be suffering from. It’s really THAT important!
Why We Love It
Thankfully, you don’t have to force feed your kids fermented pickles and kombucha (but go ahead and try!) to get their gut flora on track. You can give them probiotics designed specifically for kids. They'll be much more willing to eat a yummy chewable than a plate of sauerkraut.
Flora Bites is a delicious, chewable probiotic formula that your kid will love...
These yummy bites are designed to promote healthy gut microflora, protect intestinal integrity and support immune function.
The strains in Flora Bites have been carefully selected for their survivability and adherence to the intestinal tract.
The Science: The gastrointestinal tract is a finely balanced environment where roughly 500 different strains of bacteria compete for space and nutrients. The natural microflora balance can be disrupted by medications, such as antibiotics, or poor dietary intake.
One of the key benefits of probiotics is their ability to increase populations of healthy bacteria in the face of microflora imbalance. In addition, extensive research has identified other broad health benefits, including supporting healthy bowel function, increasing the production of important short-chain fatty acids, which provide energy to the cells of the intestinal lining, boosting immune function, aiding in the digestion of difficult-to-break-down compounds like lactose and casein, and enhancing detoxification of harmful compounds.
Each creamy, natural orange-flavored cube contains a 5 billion CFU blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium lactis, as well as 20 mg of vitamin C for comprehensive digestive and immune system support.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a beneficial bacteria strain normally found in the intestinal tract and mouth, and is commercially used in dairy products for the production of acidophilus-type yogurt. L. acidophilus ferments various carbohydrates to produce lactic acid, which increases the absorption and bioavailability of minerals, including calcium, copper, magnesium and manganese. The production of lactic acid also promotes health by creating an inhospitable environment for invading microbes.
L. acidophilus has been shown to protect intestinal cells by competing for adhesion space in the gut against harmful bacteria, such as E. coli. The L. acidophilus strain in Flora Bites has been specifically chosen because of its strong adherence and survival attributes in the GI tract. It has been demonstrated in vitro to tolerate exposure to gastric acid and bile salts, and has the ability to withstand antibiotics including Ciproflaxin, Polymyxin B and Tetracycline.
In addition, a study of 73 children (aged 3-24 months, with bouts of occasional diarrhea and mild or moderate dehydration) found those given 10 billion CFU of L. acidophilus had a decreased duration and quantity of watery stools than those receiving placebo.
Bifidobacterium lactis (BI-04)Bifidobacterium lactis is predominantly found in the colon. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial on subjects receiving B. lactis or placebo for eight weeks found that B. lactis supported a balanced immune response in individuals hypersensitive to environmental allergens.
Studies examining immune development and dietary supplementation with B. lactis have shown that it supports GI health by reducing intestinal permeability. A double-blind formula controlled study of 80 infants, aged 6-36 months, were randomly assigned to receive a commercial formula containing B. lactis and Streptococcus thermophilus at the initiation of antibiotics for 15 days. There was a significant difference in the incidence of diarrhea in the children receiving probiotic-supplemented formula (16%) than non-supplemented formula (31%).
BONUS 20 mg of vitamin C in each bite!
Get your kid's gut on track today with Flora Bites Probiotics for kids!
How We Use
1 or more chewable cubes per day