Madison has always been a baby who ate almost anything. However, now that she's older she's very picky about what she eats. I remember once as a baby she had an upset stomach and being the mom that I am, I immediately took her to her pediatrician. I was reassured that she would be ok, it was nothing to worry about and was asked whether or not I was giving her probiotics? My response "no". After all she was about 6 months old and I was of the opinion that it wasn't needed or even necessary. Her doctor advised that it was a good idea to give her a probiotic which will help with her little tummy and also keep her regular. So for the past almost 5 years, Madison and myself have been using a probiotic. Today I want to share with you three reasons they're important, and why your kids should be taking them.
Now while you can get probiotics from items such as yogurt, giving your kids a chewable supplement such as Align Jr. (by the makers of Align, the #1 Doctor and Gastroenterologist-recommended probiotic brand‡) is a lot easier, and may be one of the best things that you can do for yourself and your kids digestive system. Madison and I have been using Align Jr. and Align for ourselves, and I can't recommend them enough. Align Jr. comes in a chewable cherry smoothie flavored tablet form for kids and according to Madison tastes "Super Good".
With Madison in pre-school it can be difficult at times to regulate what she eats. In a pre-school setting I also have to worry about other sick children coming to school and we know that kids love to share, the good and the not so good stuff. Colds and upset stomachs are usually my main enemies, but they're not the only thing that can cause her digestive system to go awry. A slight change in her schedule or even her diet can disrupt her natural balance of good bacteria. That's where a probiotic supplement comes in handy.
Let's face it - no matter how many times they wash their hands, eat healthy food, fruits and veggies, no matter how much you sanitize - our kids are going to get sick. So here are 3 reasons why you should give your children a probiotic.
3 Reasons Your Kids Should Take A Probiotic Supplement
1. Helps Fortify their Digestive System - When taken daily, probiotic supplements helps to fortify their digestive system with healthy bacteria that they need 24/7.
2. Required Dosage of Beneficial and Good Bacteria. While as I mentioned you can get it from foods such as yogurt, taking a supplement gives you the dosage that you need throughout the day. Stress, change of diet and schedule can disrupt the good bacteria in your body, taking a probiotic supplement can counteract that*.
3. Helps Keep You Regular. Regular means something different for everyone. While some may go to the bathroom three times a day, being regular for someone else may mean just going once. Probiotics help with your regularity and may also prevent constipation and diarrhea. (This was the main reason it was recommended for Madison as a baby.)
If you're never considered giving your kids a probiotic, I suggest starting them with Align Jr., and to get you on your way, here is a $5 off coupon. Don't forget to get your own Align probiotic as well. The family that probiotic together, live healthier lives together.
Let's discuss: Have you considered taking a probiotic for your kids or yourself?
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ǂ Among gastroenterologists and doctors who recommended a brand of probiotic in an AlphaImpactRx 2016 Survey.