Lesson 5: Probiotics for Kids

probiotics for kids

how to choose a probiotic

Here’s the truth, with probiotics, you get what you pay for! You will see many low-cost options on the shelves of your local grocery and drug stores. Still, they are often not prepared or sourced properly, too low dose, the wrong strains, or have added fillers (even wheat, milk and soy!).

Here are the species with research to back up their efficacy:

  • Lactobacillus Rhamnosus: Best option for immune, allergies, and asthma.
  • Lactobacillus Acidophilus: This is one you are likely familiar with. This strain is often the go=to for belly issues.
  • Saccharomyces Bouldardii: Many naturopaths recommend this species after antibiotic use. In research it has shown to restore and build the gut microbiota.

my favorite probiotic supplements

  • Seeking Health ProBiota Infant Powder
  • Douglas Labs Multi-Probiotic Kids Powder
  • Progressive Labs Probiotic Chewable for Kids
  • Nordic Naturals Nordic Probiotic
  • Metagenics MetaKids Probiotic
  • Klaire Labs Saccharomyces Bouldardii Powder