Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ther-Biotics: A Probiotic Specifically Designed for Infants

Ther-Biotic Infant Formula is a probiotic specifically designed for infants. Infants have different gut flora than adults, and certain strains, like Bifidobacterium Species are really important for infants under 2 years of age. If you can't find Ther-Biotic from Klaire Lab, I would go with GI Flora by Allergy Research Group, which my son has been on since he was 18 months old. Visit the Ther-Biotic Infant Formula product page to find out why the different strains are important. According to Klair Lab:

"Lactobacillus Rhamnosus is important for the maturation of the immune system."

"Lactobacillus Casei is critical for the proper differentiation of immune dendric cells as the infant's immune system learns to distinguish between harmful antigens and toxins and pathogens. It increases the number of intestinal cells secreting IgA. L. Casei contains enzymes that facilitate the break down of milk proteins and polypeptides as well as gluten."

"Bifidobacterium Lactis enhances normal immune function" and "modifies gut microflora to support against allergic inflammation and increase IgA response to toxins."

"Bifidobacterium Bifidum supresses total and allergen-specific IgE secretion and its populations are often low in infants with allergies."
Probiotics are especially important for infants who have been on antibiotics or infants whose mothers have been on antibiotics or taken birth control pills, since you inherit your gut flora from your mother.

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Our Family Is His said...

Our DAN! doctor highly recommends Ther-biotic. We have it in our regimen right now!

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