- Ideal probiotic supplement for infants up to two years of age
- Easy to use powder can be mixed into breast milk or formula
- 10 billion CFU’s per ¼ tsp serving
- Critical in supporting immune, digestive, and bowel function in infants
- Specially formulated for infants with specialized Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains
I recommend probiotics to everyone, including infants! In fact, probiotics are one of the four essential supplements that I recommend for everyone to take daily. We have more probiotic bacteria in and on our bodies than we have actual cells in our body. We live symbiotically with them, and when they are in balance, they promote optimal digestion, detoxification, cognitive function, and immunity, all of which are crucial to every aspect of your baby’s health and well being!
Babies need very specific probiotic bacteria strains! 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.
I believe The Myers Way® Infant Probiotic is the best formulated infant probiotic available. When I formulated The Myers Way® Infant Probiotic, I chose the most important strains for babies and children under two, and made absolutely sure that there were enough viable CFU’s in each serving to support digestive health and immune function for parents wanting so support the health and well being of their newborns. 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.
My Infant Probiotic is formulated to be strong enough to support your infant’s digestive health and immunity. 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.
Probiotics are critical for a fine tuned immune system. If you haven’t heard me say it before, allow me to say it again here: 60-80% of your body’s immune system is located in your gut. This counts for babies too! This is in large part because gut microbiology is so critical to the way your baby’s immune system operates. Probiotics also support the adaptive immune system, as well as immune homeostasis and a balanced inflammation response in infants.
Probiotics support regular and healthy bowel habits. Did you know that probiotic bacteria account for up to 70% of the bulk of a healthy bowel movement? Without adequate probiotic bacteria in your infant’s large intestine and colon, stool often does not have enough bulk to stimulate peristalsis (the contractions of the colon that help you have a bowel movement). Well formed stool is just one piece of the puzzle though. Your baby’s large intestine and colon should also be protected by a thin, healthy layer of mucus. This layer helps bowel movements pass easily, but without adequate probiotic bacteria, it is often compromised, leading to poorly formed and difficult to pass stool.
- 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.
The Myers Way® Infant Probiotic is perfect for:
- Infants up to 2 years old
- Babies who are not able to be breast fed
- Infants who need bowel regularity support
- Babies who need digestive support
- Infants who need immune system support
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)
DOES NOT CONTAIN: Wheat, gluten, soy, animal or dairy products, egg, ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), artificial colors, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives.
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:
- 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.
- We recommend selecting expedited shipping.
- 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.