Updated: Sep 9, 2021
So many health fads, and just as many questions about their effectiveness.
I am all about natural health and wellness. However, I am also kind of a skeptic.
I tend to employ more of a "skeptic until proven effective" point-of-view.
Years ago, I dug into the research on probiotics for kids hoping to find a solution for my daughter's eczema. Spoiler alert. Probiotics can't treat eczema.
During my dig, however, I found some research that convinced me to begin giving a daily probiotic to my kids!
Whether you want to understand the benefits of probiotics for kids, are considering adding a daily probiotic for your child's overall health, or are searching for the best kids probiotics for certain ailments, you're in the right spot.
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Also Note: My intent with this information is absolutely not to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. I urge you to speak with your child's pediatrician or a trusted health care professional before starting any supplements for your child. I do believe that knowledge is power, and parent resources like these can help you prepare for your visit with your child's pediatrician to discuss health care concerns.
What Are Probiotics?
Nerd alert. When I am trying to understand something scientific, I like real scientific information.
The good news for you, I have reviewed the research, you get enjoy the summary.
Here we go.
What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are defined by the World Health Organization as “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”.
Simple enough. Take away for me is that they must be given in an amount that creates a health benefit.