Colic refers to a very common condition in infants and a great source of stress for parents. Young children with colic may cry for episodes of three hours or more, at least three days in a week. During these fits, the child will be perfectly healthy, he will not be hungry, need changing or want to be held, yet he is totally inconsolable.
To date, there are no known remedies or cures for colic but, there may be a way of diminishing these fits of crying. An Italian study showed that children fed with Lactobacillus plantarum in the form of probiotics had milder crying fits. On average, these children cried 51 minutes instead of 197 minutes, an amazing improvement!
Colds and the flu:
Sharing is an important lesson to learn for children, except, of course, when it comes to their illnesses. Winter always brings along the promise of a cold or the flu for your child. Your child is more vulnerable to this kind of infections in winter because his immune system is found in the natural flora that lines his intestines, and is composed of beneficial bacteria (yes there is such a thing as good bacteria!) that fight and destroy pathogenic invasions. A weaker immune system means a lower count of beneficial bacteria, and this leaves your child open and vulnerable to potential infections. An easy way to increasing the amounts of healthy bacteria in your kid’s body is to add probiotics to his diet.
Probiotics for healthy and happy children:
NOVA has created a formula specifically for your children, it contains the Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacterium bifidum strains and six other strains of bacteria as well as 2 billion probiotics per scoop. This formula has been developed specifically for your child’s needs and will improve their natural immune system and any intestinal condition they have. A Vegan, dairy-free probiotic powder is also available.