Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Probiotics and Children

Can a child benefit from Probiotics? Adding Probiotics or Prebiotics to a child's diet will provide a benefit in the treatments of viral diarrhea and running stools associated with antibiotics. There is a differencd between a Probiotic and a Prebiotic.

A Probiotic is a supplement or enhanced food that can be normally digested. A Prebiotic is a supplement or enhanced food that cannot be normally digested in the colon and can promote bacterial growth.

These supplements are able to assist in the overall health of a child, but MUST BE AVOIDED with children who are chronically sick.

Contact Talya at 310-391-2017 for more information about which Probiotic is best for you and your child.

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