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.
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.