Cytoplan launches supplement for infants

The probiotic supplement is suitable for infants from three months onwards

Cytoplan has launched its first probiotic supplement for infants; Baby Biotic.

The dairy free probiotic supplement provides three strains of bacteria known to be present in the gut microflora of healthy infants and designed to encourage the growth of friendly bacteria in the intestine of the baby and support overall gut health.

Each gram of Baby Biotic reportedly contains 1.5 billion live bacteria and is available in powder form which can be added to milk and suitable for breast-fed and formula-fed babies from three months.

The product is free from artificial colours, preservatives and flavours.

A healthy bacterial balance in babies can be disturbed by many factors. Labour and delivery mode such as a C-section, feeding with formula milk and other external factors such as the use of antibiotics in some instances can leave babies requiring safe and effective support for their digestion during the early months of their lives.

Combining three strains of bacteria known to be present in a healthy baby’s gut microflora, Cytoplan’s Baby Biotic has been designed to help restore these native strains in times of imbalance, and aid digestion from three months onwards. The company has spent three years researching and developing the product.

Amanda Williams CEO at Cytoplan said: “A healthy level of friendly gut bacteria helps to reduce reflux and other common baby issues and our first baby probiotic supplement has been meticulously researched and created to deliver optimal support for babies in the early stages of life. In the first year of life a baby’s digestive systems contains a high proportion of Bifidobacteria to help digest milk, and the prebiotic content of Baby Biotic helps to stimulate the growth of this and other healthy native gut bacteria, which in turn participates towards overall health and immunity. We are truly proud to be able to deliver our first infant probiotic and it serves as a natural extension to our successful pregnancy and infant ranges at Cytoplan.”

In research published earlier this year it was found that specific strains of probiotic Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus bacteria given to preterm babies along with breast milk helped to form a healthy gut microbiological environment to match those of babies born at full-term. The study done by the Quadram Institute, the University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) found that probiotics can improve the microbiome in premature babies.

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