Around the country, parents and their kids are gearing up for back-to-school shopping. Their lists are sure to include new clothes, shoes, lunchboxes, backpacks, paper and pencils. Should they include probiotics too? Probiotics, which are living microorganisms, can be useful in strengthening your child’s digestive balance and supporting a healthy immune system, so adding them to your list is worth considering. Probiotics can be found in food and medication, and also are available in dietary supplements.
More and more parents are becoming aware of the role of the gut microbiota in their children’s health. Studies show that when there are imbalances in the microbiota – a complex system of cellular organisms that include bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa – we are at greater risk for diseases of the digestive tract and immunity disorders.
If you haven’t read the latest about microorganisms, they’re everywhere. They live on our skin and in our bodies in a collective ecosystem known as the human microbiota, and they could be impacting everything from our immune systems to mental health. So, what is the human microbiota?
Do you find the world of probiotics confusing? Probiotics and wellness seem to be in the topic of every conversation these days, but each conversation is providing different information. We’ve all been in that confusing space and that’s why the Florastor Team is here to help.
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