What is Ultimate Flora for Kids? Ultimate Flora for Kids is a blend of probiotics (good bacteria) that is specifically formulated for the intestinal tract and colon of children. How Is It Delivered? Ultimate Flora for Kids is a chewable tablet with berry flavour from real berries and fruit for a taste that children will love. What does it do? Ultimate Flora for Kids is a blend of 9 resident strains of probiotics normally found in children: • Bifidobacterium longum • Bifidobacterium bifidum • Bifidobacterium breve • Bifidobacterium infantis • Lactobacillus acidophilus • Lactobacillus fermentum • Lactobacillus rhamnosus • Lactobacillus salvarius • Lactobacillus casei These 9 probiotics work synergistically to help ensure a healthy microbacterial environment in the intestinal tract. How does it work? The term ‘probiotic’ means supporting life. Probiotics are friendly, beneficial bacteria. While there are hundreds of different strains of bacteria that live in the digestive tract, some strains are more prevalent in children including; Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium breve & Bifidobacterium infantis. These bacteria (as well as others) are normal inhabitants of the large and small intestines and are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Recent research shows that probiotics help improve gastrointestinal function, respiratory and allergy response, as well as help to counter the negative effects of antibiotic use. Further, these beneficial bacteria help the body to: • Produce vitamins • Absorb nutrients • Control overgrowth of bad bacteria and fungus Probiotics normally present a barrier to invading organisms. However, when they are impaired through stress, illness, antibiotics treatment, or changes to the diet, they can be disrupted. Bifidobacteria are known to be involved in resisting the colonisation of pathogens in the large bowel. Adherence of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria (particularly Bifidobacterium infantis) to the cell wall of the intestines has been shown to prevent pathogens such as E. coli, salmonella & Yersinia pseudotuberculosis (Macfarlane & Cummings). How is it taken? Children (2 year and older or Adults): Chew or swallow 1 tablet daily. If you are on antibiotics, take at least 2-3 hours before or after. Why should children use Ultimate Flora for Kids? Probiotics like those found in Ultimate Flora for Kids can: • Improve digestion • Ease constipation and/or diarrhoea • Improve and increase immune system health • Rebalance the gut bacteria after antibiotics use Ultimate Flora for Kids can be taken daily as a preventative measure against invading bacteria and for good intestinal health. Ultimate Flora for Kids should be taken for at least one month after antibiotic use to replenish good bacteria.