As a nurse and a ‘you are what you eat believer’, probiotics is something which is never missing in my house, especially after having Yi He. Probiotics were first introduced to me by my friend and doctor when I mentioned about Yi He’s skin & slight eczema problem. And after extensive research by me, I have never regretted and always ensure I have sufficient stock at home.
In case you are wondering if we could get probiotics from fresh sources, of course, we can, but some are not suitable for a baby or even young children, hence, we need to get it from supplements.
Healthy foods that contain Probiotics!
It is actually one of the best sources of probiotics. It is made from milk that has been fermented by friendly bacteria, mainly lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria
This is quite popular among mothers group, making your own kefir. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk drink. suitable for people who are lactose intolerance. But having to handle 3 kids, work and cook, this option is obviously not for me.
Kimchi is a fermented spicy, Korean dish. Kimchi contains the lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus kimchii, as well as other lactic acid bacteria that may benefit digestive health
Miso is a Jap seasoning, commonly used in soup. But they are typically quite salty so it’s not advisable to be consumed by young kids.
Although we try to get nutrients and probiotics from food as much as possible, many of us just couldn’t get enough due to diet restrictions or lifestyles. Probiotics are definitely good for our gut health which actually affects our skin, immunity and digestive system!
What exactly are Probiotics?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. We usually think of these as germs that cause diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
How can Probiotics help?
Probiotics may help relieve constipation, colic, and acid reflux in healthy infants and children. They may also help prevent secondary infections and diarrhea in kids using antibiotics. Probiotics may even help prevent eczema and allergies in some children.
It is even more beneficial for baby which is not even born yet! Studies have shown that there are significant benefits of pregnant mothers who took probiotics during pregnancy! Not only that, probiotics also help in pregnancy constipation and hormones changes that cause our skin to be more sensitive!
Lactokids + Probiotics has 9 key probiotic strains, through extensive research, it was found the combination of these 9 probiotic strains not only helps to develop a strong digestive system and immune function for your child but it can help relieve diarrhea, eczema, constipation, and improve severe stomach flu.
Lactokids + has a double microencapsulation which enables the probiotic strains to withstand the harsh and acidic stomach environment. Therefore over 90% of probiotic strains are delivered optimally in the digestive system, proliferating further in the big and small intestines. This is partly why Lactokids + is an effective probiotic supplement for children from 0 – 12 years old.
Besides that, it also contains colostrum. Newborns have immature digestive and immune systems, so the enzymes, antibodies, and growth factors colostrum provides, promote growth and fight disease. Colostrum has become a popular nutritional supplement because it is a rich source of enzymes, antibodies, and growth factors not found in other dairy products and is highly beneficial for the development of children.
Lactomin products are proudly made in Korea, 100% safe for pregnant woman, is ISO 9001, CGMP certified, HAACP certified and Halal certified!
For mothers who have trouble feeding your child probiotics in capsules, Lactomin Lactokids+ sweetness will make your life easier! The sweetness is from the added prebiotics (Fructo-oligosaccharide or FOS) which are plant based and are natural. FOS has a number of interesting properties, including a low sweetness intensity; they are also formulated to be calorie-free, and are considered as soluble dietary fibre. So if you’re intermittent fasting like my hubby, it won’t break your fast!
Most importantly, you don’t need to fridge Lactomin products, and you can consume it either by consuming it directly or dissolving in room temperature water, warm milk or food. Just NO HOT WATER because it can kill the friendly bacteria!
Lactomin products are available at Watsons, Guardian, Welcia BHG and Glovida.
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