Info: 30 Chewable Tablets with Berry Flavour
The "friendly" bacteria which we acquire naturally in our intestines after birth help us digest and absorb nutrients, which in turn improves our immune system, and a relative lack of some types of them can make us more prone to constipation or diarrhea, and may also increase allergic responses. This product is a blend of 9 types of probiotics specifically formulated for the intestinal tract and colon of children who may be lacking an optimal balance of intestinal flora.
Not all children have adequate amounts of or an optimal distribution of "friendly" bacteria. Several groups in particular stand to benefit from live bacteria supplementation: those born via C-section (since babies actually ordinarily acquire numerous strains of bacteria during vaginal deliveries); those who weren't breastfed (since some types are transmitted in breast milk); and those who have taken a lot of antibiotics. Stress, illness, and changes to the diet can all change the balance of gut bacteria, as well.
For further information and an overview of some related products, you can download the Comparison Chart [PDF] on the different types of Renew Life Probiotics, which also has some descriptions and explanations of their key features.
Each serving (1 Chewable Tablet) contains (potency guaranteed at expiry date):
Bifidobacterium bifidum (BB-02) - Whole Cell: 3 Billion CFU
Bifidobacterium infantis (BI-26) - Whole Cell: 2 Billion CFU
Bifidobacterium breve (BB-03) - Whole Cell: 250 Million CFU
Bifidobacterium longum (BL-05) - Whole Cell: 250 Million CFU
Lactobacillus acidophilus (LA-14) - Whole Cell: 2.5 Billion CFU
Lactobacillus fermentum (LF-33) - Whole Cell: 500 Million CFU
Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LR-32) - Whole Cell: 500 Million CFU
Lactobacillus salivarius (LS-33) - Whole Cell: 500 Million CFU
Lactobacillus casei (LC-11) - Whole Cell: 500 Million CFU
CFU = Colony Forming Units
Non-medicinal ingredients: Xylitol, stearic acid, mixed berry flavour, red raspberry fruit crystals, citric acid, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide (silica).
Contains no nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, wheat, gluten, yeast, corn, egg, crustaceans, shellfish, fish, artificial colour or preservatives, fillers, or GMO/genetically modified ingredients.
Adults, adolescents, and children 3 years old and up:
Chew one tablet per day. If on antibiotics, take at least 2 or 3 hours before or after those.
Requires refrigeration. Do not expose to heat.
Keep bottle out of reach of children. Do not use if recipient has an immune-compromised condition (e.g. AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment). Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if the user has a fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain. Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset (e.g. diarrhea) occur, worsen, or persist beyond 3 days.
Allergen Alert: This product has come into contact with milk and soy from fermentation ingredients; do not use if you have a milk or soy allergy. Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80060890.