Bacteria are interesting organisms. Our bodies depend upon bacteria, and, for a healthy body and digestive system, it's important to have the proper balance of both good and bad bacteria. If the balance becomes disturbed, that's when illness can occur. This can happen from taking too many antibiotics or from stress as well as many other reasons.
To increase the good bacteria which help our gut and our immune system with a healthy balance, it's great to take Lactobacillus acidophilus (found in yogurt and also in Culturelle).
Good bacteria protect our skin, while keeping germs and bad bacteria out. They also help protect our immune and digestive systems.
This is where boosting the good bacteria comes into play with probiotics. Yogurt and tablets or capsules can be used to change or improve the intestinal bacterial balance to improve health.
I learned this long ago when trying to boost my immune system and keep any stomach issues at bay. Way back when, I started using Culturelle and had great results. I had more energy, less colds and flu and definitely less stomach issues. I've taken it daily ever since and try to always have a backup package on hand so I won't run out. I can tell the difference if I don't have it.
I love taking something that is so natural, really makes sense to me, and works so well.
Now with the kids going back to school, supporting their immune systems is even more important.
Tips I've found include: Vitamin C from orange juice, getting enough sleep, washing hands - especially before eating, getting exercise, and eating more healthy foods. Another wonderful supplemental idea is Kids' Culturelle.
Culturelle® Kids Probiotic Chewables is the #1 pediatrician recommended brand of probiotic supplements for children. It's the only probiotic supplement brand in the U.S. containing 100% Lactobacillus GG, one of the most scientifically studied probiotic strains for digestive health and immune support specifically for growing children.
It helps restore the natural balance of good bacteria in the digestive tract to help alleviate occasional digestive upset as well as support a child’s own natural defenses.
Culturelle Kids Probiotic Chewables is for children weighing 50 to 100 pounds and comes in a great tasting sugar-free berry flavor.
Another great product is Culturelle® Kids Probiotic Packets. Culturelle Kids Probiotic Packets contain an easy-to-mix powder which you can simply add to cool liquids or foods like applesauce or pudding with no unpleasant taste.
It's perfect for children weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Culturelle Kids Packets are easy to take, flavorless, and 100% dairy & gluten free.
And, of course, for adults, or kids over 100 lbs. there is regular Culturelle.
You can find Culturelle online at Amazon and at many other sites and also at most drugstores, health food stores and markets. Just check the easy online locator.
I've used this product for years for myself and my family and it gets a 5 star rating from me. I wouldn't be without it.
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