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Behind the Formula: Kids Good Stuff & Probiotics
Author: Alex Hamlin
Kids Good Stuff is nutritional support at its best; designed specifically with children’s needs in mind. Kids Good Stuff includes a combination of two, highly researched strains of probiotics - Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactus. These probiotic strains have been selected to be included in Nuzest’s Kids Good Stuff formula based on their quality and efficacy. These strains are used in combination with 20+ vitamins and minerals, 11 fruits and vegetables, protein and more to support and fuel all systems of the body.
What are probiotics?
Probiotics are living bacteria that may provide the body with numerous health benefits. Bacteria, good and bad, reside on and within the body and this is known as the microbiome. The human microbiome modulates immune function, enhances gastrointestinal structure and function, improves digestion and supports nutrient absorption. In children, the development of a healthy and strong microbiome is essential for health and wellbeing.
Probiotics can be obtained from the consumption of fermented foods and through supplementation, to help improve the functioning of the gut microbiome by increasing the amount and diversity of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.
The key benefits of probiotics
Probiotics have many evidence-based and important clinical applications to support optimal health including:
- Improved immune system function¹
- Exerting anti-inflammatory activity¹
- Improving overall gastrointestinal health and function (transit time, intestinal barrier, antimicrobial activity)¹
- Restoring the gastrointestinal tract after antibiotic use¹
Additionally, in children, probiotics have been shown to improve constipation by increasing bowel regularity and frequency and reduce the incidence and severity of respiratory tract infections and allergic rhinitis.   Evidence shows the link between probiotic use and reduced eczema in infants.
Probiotics in Kids Good Stuff
Kids Good Stuff includes a combination of two, highly researched strains of probiotics - Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactus.
Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactus are naturally occurring bacteria in nature, fermented foods and are part of the human microbiome of the gut. Both strains can bind with food-borne and harmful toxins and help to eliminate them from the body. They can also aid in the resistance to pathogens, including E.coli and Salmonella. 
Heavily researched and therapeutic probiotics like Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacteria lactus have proven efficacy in supporting the development of the gastrointestinal tract and microbiome.
Lactobacillus acidophilus has demonstrated the ability to mitigate inflammatory damage on the intestinal barrier via its anti-inflammatory effects on the gastrointestinal system. Similarly, Bifidobacteria lactus has been shown to support the integrity of the gastrointestinal tract by reducing inflammation. The benefits of these strains support the development and maintenance of a healthy digestive tract.
The combination of probiotics and plant phenols (like those found in Kids Good Stuff) provides synergistic benefits, with greater survival, adhesion, and maintenance of beneficial bacteria. In each 15g serving of Kids Good Stuff, there are 3B CFU of probiotics. The best part? Kids Good Stuff by Nuzest isn't just any multivitamin. This is a kid-approved multivitamin that tastes amazing! And, you can get creative with your little ones! Just add your kids' favorite flavor (we love Rich Chocolate) to water or try some of these yummy recipes that are sure to please!
Nuzest formulates and produces the cleanest, most effective nutritional supplements on the market. The Nuzest product range is built on concrete science and efficacy, and each product is formulated to improve and support overall health and vitality. The entire Nuzest range is vegan, all-natural and free from common allergens.
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