Probiotics Proven To Get Your Child’s Immune System Ready to Fight Flu Season

Last year, H1N1 and other flu strains appeared early in the fall and hit hard. Many moms ask if probiotics, like our InLiven product, are a safe and effective way to strengthen their child’s immune system and the answer is YES. The following study done last year from Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics will give you all the details you need to know.

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Pediatrics, The official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics published a research study in July 2009, Probiotic Effects in Cold and Influenza-Like Symptom Incidence and Duration in Children, proving that Probiotics has a beneficial effect on children.

Here are some details extracted directly from the study:

Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer health benefits to the host….An important application is in the area of PREVENTING rather TREATING disease….The aim of the present prospective, double blind, placebo-controlled study was to investigate whether the daily consumption of Lactobactillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium animalis subsplactis Bi-07 would affect the incidence of fever, rhinorrhea, and cough and the incidence of antibiotic prescriptions among otherwise health children….Reducing the need for antibiotic use early in life may have important benefits (eg., reduced adverse reactions, costs, and risk for antimicrobial resistance development).

RESULTS: Relative to the placebo group, single and combination probiotics reduced fever incidence by 53.0% and 72.7%, coughing incidence by 41.4% and 62.1%, and rhinorrhea incidence by 28.2% and 58.8%, respectively. Fever, coughing, and rhinorrhea duration was decreased significantly, relative to placebo, by 32% (single strain) and 48% (strain combination). Antibiotic use incidence was reduced, relative to placebo, by 68.4% (single strain) and 84.2% (strain combination). Subjects receiving probiotic products had significant reductions in days absent from group child care, by 31.8% (single strain) and 27.7% (strain combination), compared with subjects receiving placebo treatment.

CONCLUSION: Daily dietary probiotic supplementation for 6 months was a safe effective way to reduce fever, rhinorrhea, and cough incidence and duration and antibiotic prescription incidence, as well as the number of missed school days attributable to illness, for children 3 to 5 years of age. And, daily probiotic dietary supplements during the winter months was a safe effective way to reduce episodes of fever, rhinnorhea, and cough, the cumulative duration of these symptoms, the incidence of antibiotic prescriptions, and the number of missed school days attributable to illness. L. acidophilus NCFM alone was effective. There was, however, a trend for a broader protective effect with the combination of L. acidophilus NCFM and B lactis Bi-07.

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