Provides 8 strains of probiotics commonly found in healthy newborn and breastfed infants, including Bifidobacterium breve (M-16V), B. infantis (M63), Lactobacillus rhamnosus (GG) and B. animalis ssp. lactis (CUL34) and more.
Combines probiotic bifidobacteria and lactobacilli strains along with the prebiotic fibre inulin. Inulin is a prebiotic derived from chicory, which acts as a natural fuel for good bacteria.
L. rhamnosus, included in the BabyBiotic 0+yrs®, is one of the most widely studied probiotics. From its isolation in the 1980s, when it was shown to have tolerance to the highly acidic environment of the stomach, to today, L. rhamnosus has been involved in over 400 scientific studies. The tolerance for the acidic conditions in the stomach make L. rhamnosus a popular choice for oral-based probiotics, as they have the ability to survive gastrointestinal transit for long-term survival in the human digestive tract.
Probiotics should be taken with food. This is because the pH of an empty stomach is somewhere between 1.8 and 2.6; when you eat, the presence of food has a neutralising effect, increasing the pH to between 3.5 and 4.2, meaning it is nearly 100 times less acidic. Probiotic bacteria are much more likely to survive in this less acidic environment where they remain for approximately two hours awaiting movement into the small intestine.