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Mom Knows Best: Probiotics For Babies Support Whole Family Balance

SAN BRUNO, Calif., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's time to pay tribute to the women who exceed expectation on a daily basis and put their family's needs ahead of their own. From field trips and birthdays to sick days and doctors' visits, moms are there to offer love, support, and wisdom. They know just how to fix an "owie" or how to make the perfect PB&J, and everything in between! Moms also know that the daily use of probiotics, starting at an early age, can help maintain internal harmony and support a strong immune system for a healthy, growing child. When incorporated into a balanced diet, probiotics for babies and children, like Florastor ®Kids and Florastor ®, can help maintain the natural balance of the body so there's more time for family fun and fewer sick days.


"As a mom and registered dietitian nutritionist, I think of probiotics as my not-so-secret weapon. Appropriate for children as young as two months, probiotic supplement Florastor ® is an easy way to maintain digestive balance and promote whole-family health," said Jill Castle, registered dietitian and child nutrition expert. "As an adjunct to a healthy diet, Florastor ® and Florastor ®Kids can help the whole family skip unpleasant tummy troubles and experience the natural health benefits of probiotics, like digestive harmony and immunity support. All-natural, vegetarian, and gluten-free, both Florastor ® and Florastor ®Kids are easy to swallow in capsule form or mixed into soft foods like applesauce."

About Probiotic SupplementsProbiotic supplements help the good organisms in your intestines grow and get rid of the bad organisms that can disrupt normal intestinal function. Probiotic dietary supplements are grouped into two categories, yeast or bacteria, which interact with the body differently. Probiotic supplements containing bacteria are made up of different strains that are good for various tasks, so their effects may vary. Yeast-based Florastor ® contains 250 mg of active Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, a friendly yeast found naturally on the skin of the tropical fruits lychee and mangosteen. Probiotic yeast like the yeast found in Florastor ® can increase the production of immunoglobulin A (IgA), the primary infection-fighting antibody. This factor works to maintain a balanced digestive tract and support the function of the immune system. Additionally, unlike bacterial probiotics, yeast-based probiotics are not compromised by antibiotics. Most bacterial probiotic supplements require refrigeration, but the yeast in Florastor ® does not, making Florastor ® and Florastor ®Kids ideal probiotics for traveling.  

About Florastor ® SupplementsFlorastor ® is the world's most widely used probiotic and is unique because it is the only friendly-yeast-based probiotic available in major retail pharmacies throughout the United States. Florastor ® is safe to take with antibiotics and has versatile options appropriate for adults and children as young as two months. Available in capsule form or dissolvable, kid-friendly packets (both 250 mg), Florastor ® is an easy way to ensure digestive health for the whole family. Florastor ® is available in many major retail pharmacies. For more information and for a store locator, visit

Florastor ® and Florastor ®Kids are manufactured by Biocodex, a globally recognized and trusted pharmaceutical company. Florastor ® has been studied and trusted since 1953 and is the number one probiotic worldwide. Florastor ® is recommended by doctors around the world and has been promoting intestinal health in adults and children for more than 50 years.

About BiocodexBiocodex is a privately held pharmaceutical company based in Gentilly, France. Founded in 1953 by Michel Hublot and Francois Ballet, Biocodex specializes in four therapeutic areas: gastroenterology, neurology and psychiatry, pain treatment, and treatment of degenerative osteoarthritis. Biocodex products are present, in various forms and names, in some 100 countries.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

SOURCE Biocodex

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