More than a trillion, mostly good, microbes live within our digestive systems and make up what is collectively called the gut microbiome. A growing body of evidence suggests our gut microbiome is responsible for vital functions like gut health and plays a major role in immune health.
Right from birth, a baby’s gut microbiome begins to develop and is fully established by three years of age. So receiving optimal nutrition during this period influences both the microbial populations and what these bacteria and microbes do.
Breast milk contains an array of probiotics and over 200 types of prebiotics which a baby receives through breastfeeding. Once a child is eating solids, a wide varied and nutritious diet provides both prebiotics and probiotics naturally.
Nutritional ingredients such as prebiotics and probiotics can influence the immune system and indirectly the gut microbiota.
Probiotics are live microorganisms that are beneficial to our gut health. Prebiotics feed the healthy gut bacteria.
Synbiotics are a combination of both prebiotics and probiotics which magnify the beneficial effects of friendly microorganisms and help them flourish! Beta Genica-8 Early Life Range is supported by the latest paediatric research and is professionally formulated and supplemented with a uniquely developed synbiotic mix.
Promoting the establishment of a healthy gut microbial community in early life is the best way to harness the power of the microbiota throughout life and key for good, overall health. Imminent research is finding the gut microbiome may play an important role in many aspects of our physical and emotional wellbeing.
Microbial imbalances known as dysbiosis in our gut microbiome has been linked to a number of gastrointestinal disorders like constipation and diarrhoea and conditions such as allergy.
Conversely, a healthy gut microbiome can support your child’s digestive health, developing immune system and overall health. Early nutrition is the main influence on the development of the microbial populations that contribute to the gut microbiome and can support a healthy start in life.