Whether you’re a first-time mum, working mum, stay-at-home mum or experienced mum, one thing’s for sure, maintaining a healthy gut in your child has always been a topic of interest and for some, an endless journey towards searching for the best way to do so. For as long as we know, the benefits of maintaining a healthy gut are linked with overall wellbeing and digestive health plus emerging research has shown that it’s also related to a wide range of benefits including supporting immunity and maintaining skin health. Looking after your child’s gut health should be top priority as approximately 70% of the immune system is in the gastrointestinal tract . Ensuring there is ‘good bacteria’ in your child’s stomach helps to maintain good gut health.
So what exactly are probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics? In simple terms, probiotics are good live bacteria and the most common being Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium. These are found in supplements and a range of dairy products like yoghurt, fermented foods, and dairy drinks. What about prebiotics? These are a type of non-digestible carbohydrate that is found in foods such as specific fruits and vegetables, legumes, some nuts like cashews and pistachios, oats, bran, rye, and barley. Some research suggests that prebiotics helps probiotics by promoting the growth of gut bacteria, thus supporting digestion and metabolism. When the 2 are combined to have a collaborative effect, it’s known as synbiotics.
When looking for probiotic supplements for your kids, choose those that contain live, active cultures, or active probiotics. The concentration of bacteria for probiotics is measured in CFUs (colony forming units). These amounts are written on product labels as, for example, 1 x 109 for 1 billion CFU or 1 x 1010 for 10 billion CFU. Many probiotic supplements contain 1 to 10 billion CFU per dose, and some products more. Multiple strains of probiotics can have different health effects and help to expand the bacteria that make up your child’s microbiome (their body’s little ecosystem made up of trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi). In addition, do look out if the probiotics contain prebiotics, so that you can reap the synbiotic benefits for your child.
Why choose Biostime probiotics to maintain your child’s gut health? Biostime’s innovative formula combines the power of science and nature to promote functional nutrition, with the objective of protecting and supporting your child’s immune and digestive health. A trusted brand by Singaporean mums, Biostime is The World’s No.1 Brand of Children’s Probiotics Supplements that’s specially formulated for children. Made in France, its scientific research and expertise spans more than 20 years. Biostime probiotics has no added artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners and is conveniently packed in pre-measured powder sachets that can be added to liquid beverage or food. With no need for refrigeration, Biostime probiotics is also great when you’re pressed for time and out and about with the kids as it can be given at any time. The full range of products include Biostime Probiotics with 2’-FL (HMO), Biostime Probiotics for Children with Prebiotic and Biostime Infant Probiotics with Vitamin D.
Recommended for kids from 12 months to 7 years old, Biostime Probiotics is enhanced with 2’-FL, the most abundant human milk oligosaccharide (HMO). 2’-FL promotes healthy gut microbiome by nourishing good bacteria, thereby providing protection and support for immune function. Each sachet contains 17 billion CFU active probiotics^ with a multi-strain formulation with B. infantis and Bifidobacterium breve M-16V that’s specially formulated for kids.
^the amount at the time of release from manufacturing site
Biostime Probiotics for Children with Prebiotic is scientifically formulated with multiple probiotic strains plus prebiotics to provide synbiotic benefits that promote healthy digestion and support your child’s immune system right from the start. This formulation combines selected high-quality probiotics to promote healthy digestion of your little bubs with Bifidobacterium infantis, a probiotic strain naturally found in the digestive tract of breastfed infants. With 3 billion CFU active probiotics per sachet, it also contains FOS, a natural prebiotic which helps promote the growth of probiotics. There is no added gluten, wheat, nut, tree nut as well as egg, and is recommended for little ones as young as 3 months old.
Biostime Infant Probiotics with Vitamin D is a probiotic combination that’s specially developed to support gastro-intestinal flora of healthy infants. This baby and infant probiotic as well as prebiotic formulation also contains added Vitamin D to help to support the immune system and bone health in healthy infants and children. It helps to restore good intestinal microflora with 3 probiotics including Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains to help nourish beneficial gut-flora (microbiome) in healthy infants. Each sachet contains 3 billion CFU active probiotics per sachet and is recommended for infants aged 3 months+ unless as directed by a healthcare professional.
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 Adapted from Medical News Today, https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323490
 Adapted from https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Probiotics-HealthProfessional/
 Adapted from Super Healthy Kids, https://www.superhealthykids.com/parenting/will-probiotics-restore-good-bacteria-for-kids/
 9 out of 10 Singaporean mums agree that Biostime is a brand they can trust. Based on 87 mums’ review on Tryandreview.com as of April 2020
 Based on Euromonitor International’s research findings as generated via desk research and trade interviews, measured in terms of global retail sales value in 2019