It hurts to see when your kid is sick, especially when they couldn’t describe what’s hurting them.
At the start of the year, Zeeka often got sick. And because of that, we had to go to a hospital almost every other week. It was a difficult time, especially with all the things we currently have on our plate. Good thing that I breastfed her as a baby, because it became easier for her to get better faster.
So I kept on looking for ways to strengthen my baby’s tummy and prevent her from getting sick. I got to know more about certain foods, vitamins, and supplements that strengthen the body and keep our kids strong and healthy.
But more than that, did you know that our stomachs have a great impact on our overall behavior?
According to Hyperbiotics, microbes in the gut has a direct relation to our brains via the vagus nerve. This cranial nerve extends from the brainstem directly to the abdomen. Thus, our gut bacteria plays a role in creating and regulating many neurotransmitters that relay signals throughout our bodies.
Psychobiotics can produce happy and calming chemicals that have a stress-relieving effect in our bodies. To maintain this, levels of good and bad bacteria in the tummies should also be balanced.
I guess this is how we came up with the term “gut feel”, because we literally feel it in our guts. Haha.
That’s how I learned about how important probiotics are for our children’s health.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that help maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract. These help aid digestion and also increase the body’s defense system against illnesses. It can even protect us from common colds and flu.
Lactobacillus is the most common probiotic that we know of today. A study has shown that it was an effective treatment against infant colic. Bifidobacterium, on the other hand, helps ease digestive issues such as bloating and flatulence.
Experts say probiotics may help ease children’s digestive disorders and make potty training easier and more manageable.
It is a good bacteria that are present in a lot of food like yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, and some kinds of cheese. But most of these foods can be difficult for kids to eat because you know, some of them aren’t really as kid-friendly.
When Zeeka was in the hospital, she often complained of tummy aches. I guess it ran in the family. When I was younger I also had some tummy problems like hyperacidity and constipation (sorry for the TMI).
So I decided to add more probiotics to her diet.
Good thing I found out about Erceflora Probibears. It’s a yummy tummy supplement with a combined 2-in-1 PROBIO-BOOSTER, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Bifidobacterium lactis.
One pack of Erceflora ProbiBears comes with four cute little yummy cookie bear. And it also has enough probio-boosters that help improve your child’s digestion.
I’ve started giving Zeeka Probibears along with a balanced diet and it has greatly improved her digestion. Our trips to the hospital also decreased, and Zeeka is now happier and healthier.
Overall, I think Erceflora ProbiBears is effective in keeping your kid’s tummy happy. I also think they could also improve on the packaging because it can get difficult for kids to pry it open.
If you want to try out ProbiBears for your kids, they will be available in Mercury Drugs by June for only Php 540.
Try it out and let me know how it goes in the comments section below =)