Over 100,000 billion viable bacteria live in your digestive system, existing in about 400 different strains. Maintaining a proper balance between “friendly” bacteria and bad bacteria is important for good health. That is true even for children. Children taking antibiotics may experience unexpected side effects as the good bacteria are destroyed along with disease-causing bacteria.
Probiotics are dietary supplements containing live bacteria; they are taken orally to restore beneficial bacteria to the body. These supportive bacteria can help restore the digestive system to a proper balance.
Ongoing research has revealed a number of possible uses for probiotics. Acidophilus works to break down food in the small intestine and leads to the production of lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide as well as other products that help suppress detrimental organisms.
Acidophilus also helps produce lactase, an enzyme that breaks down milk sugar (lactose) into simple sugars. This helpful bacterium is also key in the production of vitamin K. Other uses include the possible reduction or prevention of some diarrheas.
Bifidobacterium provides similar functionality in the colon.1 Billion Viable Cells per Tablet
Everyone needs these helpful bacteria. Acidophilus helps synthesize important vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes. Vitabase’s Children’s Acidophilus contains a minimum of 1 billion viable cells per tablet.
Children’s Acidophilus is a high-potency, multiple-species probiotic supplement that provides beneficial bacteria in amounts that help establish an excellent digestive environment. Microencapsulation helps to protect the cells against the destruction caused by the harsh acidic environment of the stomach. Without this, the vast majority of beneficial cells would be destroyed. Institut Rosell of Montreal, Canada, a world leader in probiotics, manufactures our Children’s Acidophilus through a proprietary process that ensures the survival of these cells at room temperature; therefore, this product does not require refrigeration.Label Information and Ingredients:
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, children five (5) years and older chew one (1) tablet daily during a meal, or as directed by a health care professional. Store in a cool, dry place and away from direct light.