Newborns up to 2 years of age have specific bacteria in their microbiome and require a different type and specific strains of bacteria than older children and adults. Clinical research has shown that Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the two most beneficial bacteria strains for supporting digestive and immune health during this particular period of your baby’s development.
This infant probiotic contains 10 billion CFUs (colony forming units) of good bacteria per ¼ teaspoon serving, comprised of 5 different strains of Lactobacillus and 5 different strains of Bifidobacterium.
The strains were selected based on the good bacteria that are predominantly found in infants who were breastfed, in order to best match your baby’s natural ideal microbiome.
They were also chosen based on what your baby’s digestive tract is best able to metabolize. Since your baby’s gastrointestinal tract is not fully mature at birth, she cannot metabolize certain types of lactic acid produced by many Lactobacillus strains. The five Lactobacillus strains in The Myers Way® Infant Probiotic produce L(+)-lactic acid that can be safely metabolized by infants.
• L. rhamnosus increases colonic B. breve populations and promotes healthy bifidobacteria diversity in infants. L. rhamnosus is important for the normal maturation of an infant’s immune system.
• L. casei is critical for the proper differentiation of immune dendritic cells as the infant’s immune system learns to distinguish between harmless antigens and toxins and undesirable microorganisms. It increases the number of intestinal cells secreting IgA. L. casei contains enzymes that facilitate break down of milk proteins and polypeptides as well as gluten.
• L. paracasei produces high amounts of L(+)-lactic acid and antagonizes undesirable microorganisms.
• L. gasseri is native to the human gut and normally present in human breast milk. It produces hydrogen peroxide and bateriocins inhibitory to some undesirable microorganisms.
• L. salivarius normally colonizes the intestinal tract, enhances calcium absorption, and promotes normal intestinal barrier function.
• B. breve promotes growth of B cells in Peyer’s patches in the ileum. It antagonizes some undesirable microorganisms.
• B. infantis is normally found in infants and its presence supports healthy bacterial balance in premature or low birth weight babies.
• B. lactis enhances normal immune function by increasing numbers of total, helper, and activated T cells. It modifies gut microbiota to support immune function and inflammation metabolism, and increases IgA response to toxins.
• B. bifidum suppresses total and allergen-specific IgE secretion.
• B. longum regulates the immune response to respiratory stimuli and inhibits neutrophil elastase, which is important to normal innate immune functions.
Suggested Use: 1/4 teaspoon daily can be mixed with expressed breast milk, formula, or solid food at room temperature.
Contents: 2.1 oz. (60 servings)
NOTE: This product is not eligible for return. Refrigerated items such as Probiotics may arrive at warmer temperatures depending on travel time and weather conditions. We cannot be held responsible for damage to orders caused by exposure to heat during shipping. Since international orders take quite a bit longer to ship, we do not recommend our refrigerated probiotics for anyone outside of the United States.
Please see the following recommendations for refrigerated probiotics:
1. Best purchased early in the week, so they are not delayed over the weekend. We send all probiotics with an ice pack, but ice packs are most effective for the first 24 hours of use.
2. We recommend selecting expedited shipping.
3. Have your supplements shipped to an air-conditioned office or make sure you are home when your package is delivered to avoid unnecessary heat exposure.