What are colds and the flu?
Sharing is an important lesson to learn for children, except, of course, when it comes to their illnesses. Colds are responsible for a huge amount of child absenteeism in school every year, and cold season pretty much guarantees your child will come home with a least a mild infection.
Colds are viral infections that overpower your child’s immune system. The immune system is found in the natural flora that line the 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.
How can probiotics protect your children from colds and reduce his symptoms?
Probiotics are more healthy bacteria, and they work symbiotically with your child’s natural flora to fight off infections and keep your child healthy. Increasing the amount of healthy bacteria in your child’s intestines strengthens his immune system, makes him more resistant to colds, and when he does get sick, shortens the duration and severity of the infection. Probiotics also affect your child’s digestive system, helping it run more smoothly and efficiently.
A 2012 study concludes that feeding probiotics containing strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum bacteria will “reduce the symptoms of the common cold and school absenteeism in schoolchildren.” Probiotics are a great an easy way of preserving your child’s health and cutting a cold or the flu short.
Why chose NOVA probiotics to improve your child’s health?
NOVA has created a formula specifically for your children, it contains the Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidum strains mentioned above and seven other strains of bacteria as well as 2 billion probiotics per scoop. NOVA products are the easiest and best way to get your child the healthy bacteria he needs, they are powdered for children and plum flavored, so you can easily mix them in with smoothies or yogurts. NOVA products also have a dairy-free vegan line!
To improve your child’s health, digestive system and wellbeing, add probiotics to his diet. Seek advice from your therapeutic practitioner or contact us to know which NOVA product is right for your child.