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Nature’s Best Bet For Baby’s Digestive + Immune Health … 5 Billion Strong!
Nature’s Best Bet For Baby’s Digestive + Immune Health … 5 Billion Strong!
If your baby’s tummy ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. Your baby’s microbiome, the collection of bacteria he inherits at birth, sets the stage for gut and immune health for years to come. Now there’s a way to give your baby the best start possible, and keep his tummy comfy, too.
UpSpring’s Probiotic + Colostrum does double duty, helping to reduce occasional digestive upset like constipation, gas and diarrhea, while also providing additional immune support.* With 6 probiotic strains plus prebiotics (which help the beneficial bacteria flourish), each serving contains 5 billion active cultures. Colostrum, too, acts like a prebiotic, and it provides a complete range of antibodies for even more immune support.*
Why UpSpring’s Probiotic + Colostrum?
- Helps keep baby healthy*
- Helps reduce occasional digestive upset including diarrhea and other tummy troubles*
- 5 billion active cultures per dose
- 6 probiotic strains including Lactobacilillus and Bifidobacterium plus prebiotics
- Colostrum provides complete range of antibodies for immune support*
- Flavorless powder is easily mixed with cool liquids or food
- Easy to use single, serve packets
- No artificial anything! Gluten free, sugar free, free of hormones and non GMO
Also available at Target and Walgreens nationwide.
Those Big Words On Our Label Mean We’ve Done Our Homework
We believe in complete transparency, but we won’t insult your intelligence by dumbing things down. You’ll see each and every strain of probiotics we use listed on the label, using their proper scientific designations. (And they said Latin was a dead language!) Plus we list exactly what kind of prebiotics are included, and every other ingredient too.
How To Use Probiotic + Colostrum
For infants 0 to 4 months, use ½ packet per day. For infants 4 months and older, use 1 full packet daily. Mix with cold food or beverage. Do not add to hot food or drink as that will kill the live bacteria in the probiotic. Store in a cool dry place. Refrigeration is recommended but not necessary.
Sizing info: 30 packets
Bacteria Can Be Your Baby’s Best Friend. Really.
We’re on the cusp of a health revolution. For generations, we’ve been fighting against germs to keep us healthy. But now we know that you can’t just guard against the bad bugs; you have to make sure you have plenty of good bacteria as well.
We have ten times more bacteria in our bodies than cells, most of it in the gut, and most of it friendly. (Who knew?) Gut bacteria are involved in digestion, immune function, cognitive function, mood, cell signaling, and more. (Think of them as worker bees, only a lot smaller.) Immune function is of particular interest, since 70-80% of the body’s immune system resides in the gut, and interacts constantly with gut bacteria.
Healthy gut bacteria are needed from birth to support a healthy digestive tract and immune system. Babies born vaginally inherit their mothers’ bacteria, and also get probiotics in their mothers’ breast milk. For a variety of reasons, some babies don’t inherit optimally balanced bacteria: they were born by c-section, they or their mother were taking antibiotics at the time of their birth, or their mothers had dysbiosis. (Don’t beat yourself up, mama. Medical science is only now just figuring this out, and not everyone’s gotten the memo.)
When it comes to the number of different bacterial strains found in the gut, more is better. A Danish study involving almost 300 individuals demonstrated that the more diverse the gut flora, the greater the overall health of the individual. A recently published review study reached similar conclusions: diversity of intestinal bacteria is associated with better health using standard health markers.
Infancy is an opportune time to provide beneficial bacteria to babies in the form of probiotics, according to researchers. Studies show that probiotics can improve bacterial balance, support intestinal function and a healthy intestinal barrier, and promote a healthy immune response.
Colostrum … It’s Not Just For Newborns
Babies are born with immature immune systems; colostrum helps to provide the immune defenses a little one needs. Colostrum, whether from mothers’ milk or a bovine source like our Probiotic + Colostrum, helps infants to develop appropriate immune and inflammatory responses. As they grow, colostrum continues to contribute to their immune health and growth.
The benefits of colostrum aren’t just limited to newborns. Colostrum from bovine sources has been used in healing traditions in India for millennia, and was used to address health concerns in cultures throughout the world up until the antibiotic era. Individuals at any stage of life can benefit from colostrum’s constituents.
When you give your baby colostrum, you’re giving him nourishment that helps keep him healthy from day one. Here’s why:
- Colostrum contains lactoferrin, which helps the body’s immune defenses and supports an appropriate inflammatory response.
- Lactoferrin also helps to nourish bifidobacteria, a probiotic, in the gut. (Three strains of beneficial Bifidobacteria are included in UpSpring’s Probiotic + Colostrum. How handy is that!)
- Proline-rich peptide (PRP for short) interacts with the thymus gland, helping it to balance the immune response.
- The immunoglobulins found in bovine colostrum are beneficial for humans and other mammalian species. Immunoglobulins are types of antibodies, which are an important part of the body’s immune defenses.
- One advantage of bovine colostrum compared to human colostrum is that it contains ten times more of the antibody IgG (immunoglobulin G).
- Colostrum also contains growth factors that support the body’s growth and repair.
- When colostrum is administered orally, it has an almost instant effect. It interacts with saliva, which in turn initiates communication with the body’s immune response through the oral tissues.
The colostrum used in UpSpring Probiotic + Colostrum is the highest quality bovine colostrum available. It is collected within hours after the birth of a calf, from USDA Grade A dairies. The cows giving birth are free from antibiotics and hormones, and their feed is certified free from pesticides. Every batch of colostrum is laboratory tested for purity and quality.
Six – Count ‘Em – Six Probiotic Strains Plus Colostrum
Diversity in bacterial strains is a good thing … and UpSpring Probiotic + Colostrum provides six of the most-studied strains that are shown to be beneficial for intestinal and immune health including Lactobacillus which is the most clinically studied probiotic. Plus, you get prebiotics in the form of fructooligosaccharides (can you say that three times fast?) from chicory root.
We’re Committed to Clean Supplements
When you give your baby a supplement, you want only truly beneficial ingredients. That’s why UpSpring Probiotic + Colostrum is gluten-free, hormone-free and non-GMO, with no artificial anything!
What is the serving size, or dose, for Probiotic + Colostrum?
If your baby is 0 to 4 months, we recommend one half packet per day. For babies older than 4 months, use one full packet daily.
How often should I give my baby a dose?
For ongoing immune and digestive support, give your baby one dose per day.
What is the best way to give my baby the Probiotic + Colostrum powder?
Since the powder is flavorless, you’ve got options! Mix it into any cool liquid or soft food that your baby enjoys.
Does this need to be refrigerated after opening?
No, but it’s preferable.
How did you choose the probiotic strains for this product?
We went with the science. (Hey, it’s what we do.) Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus are two of the most-researched genera (that’s the plural of genus, in case you skipped Latin class in high school) of bacteria. There are well over a hundred recognized species and subspecies. The strains included in Probiotic + Colostrum are carefully chosen for their clinically shown benefits for digestive support and immune health.
What are CFUs?
CFU stands for Colony Forming Unit; it’s a measure of potency and refers to the number of live cultures per serving. (If they’re dead, they can’t help you.) With 6 probiotic strains (plus prebiotics) and 5 billion CFUs per serving, UpSpring Probiotic + Colostrum is the most complete probiotic available for babies. (5 billion strong is almost as good as “I love you times infinity.”)
What is a prebiotic?
Probiotics, or friendly bacteria, are living, one-celled life forms. Like all life forms, they need a source of nourishment. Prebiotics, typically found in non-digestible food fiber, feed the probiotics so they can thrive in the intestines. Many people don’t get enough prebiotics (through fiber) in their diet. A supplement that includes prebiotics helps ensure the probiotics will be more effective.
Can I mix the powder into a liquid or food in advance?
Probiotics thrive under very specific conditions in the intestines. If they are exposed to moisture apart from that environment, they begin to die quickly. Once mixed into food or liquid, they have a limited amount of time to reach their destination before die off becomes a problem. To ensure you get the highest potency, mix into food or liquid just before serving.
Why bovine colostrum? I thought babies only needed colostrum from their mothers, and only for the first few days after birth.
Bovine colostrum is very similar to human colostrum, and confers the same type of immune and growth supporting benefits. In many cultures, bovine colostrum is used to support health at all stages of life. Colostrum is a great way to ensure your baby is well equipped to build a strong immune system and well nourished with growth factors during these months of rapid development.
If my baby is allergic to dairy, will colostrum be a problem for her?
Colostrum is a type of dairy, so anyone with dairy allergies should avoid it.
Do hormones or antibiotics from the cow make it into the colostrum?
We source our colostrum from cows that have no antibiotics or supplemental hormones in their system at the time of calving. In addition, their feed is free from pesticides. The food chain is carefully documented and certified so that you can have peace of mind you’re getting only the cleanest, purest colostrum.