Since the day we are born, our gut is full of bacteria (called microbiota). Don't be disgusted because they are good bacteria. They are hardworking creatures helping to break down and digest food, feedback to the immune system about gut's health status and dampen inflammation. Our two main BFFs are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
So how do probiotics and prebiotics fit into the picture? Probiotics are living bacteria isolated from human, grown (cultured) in the laboratory and then made into supplement. When probiotics are consumed, the good bacteria goes and populate in the gut. Prebiotics is simply food for probiotics. It doesn't get digested by our body so it goes straight to the bowel, to our BFFs in the gut who can feast on it.
Does everyone need to take probiotics and/or prebiotics then? Not really. If you are able to eat clean and healthily all the time. And have no issues with indigestion, then there's no need. But if you are like me- work hectically, no fixed meal time, eat outside food a lot, have a bloated and gassy stomach most of the time, as well as constipation. Then you should give it a try. Or if you have chronic illnesses especially those involving your gut such as irritable bowel syndrome, you will definitely benefit from it.
Read more about probiotics and prebiotics from this article at ClevelandClinic.
What is H2Kid?
H2Kid is a gluten free natural supplement for children. It contains probiotics and prebiotics in the form of Bifidobacterium and galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS). It is flavoured by 100% natural real berries-- Cranberries, blackberries, raspberries, as well as acerola berries. Therefore it's naturally sweetened without added sugar. These berries are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Besides being tasty, they are absolutely safe for children.
Read here to know more about the safety of probiotic use in children.
How to prepare H2Kid?
H2Kid can be mixed in cold/room temperature/warm water or juice. It doesn't need to be refrigerated either unlike some other probiotics. Children older than 1 year old can consume H2Kid.
Other additives in H2Kid are:
Water soluble fiber to soften stools, regulate bowel habits and ease constipation.
Papain enzyme to improve digestion, leading to better appetite.
DHA & ALA are important for brain development and general well-being.
What does Dr Yingzangel think?
It can be a real struggle to get my boys to take in enough fibre. They don't really have problems with taking in water thankfully. On the odd occasion, they do suffer from constipation. It's heart breaking to see them cry because of the colicky tummy ache. Giving commercially prepared laxatives is not easy due to the taste. Luckily H2Kids is very well accepted by my boys as the berry taste is delicious.
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