How a Healthy Gut Impacts Children’s Health

Gut health influences overall wellness. Study after study proves this point, and probiotics are useful in cultivating the healthiest gut. But how does this work for children?

Discussing gut health in children, Digestible brings you a conversation with John Deaton, VP of Science and Technology for Deerland, and Dr. Jernej Dolinsek, part of the Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Unit for the University Medical Centre Maribor in Slovenia.

Deaton noted that nutritional supplements for children aren’t new, as most can think back to those Flintstone vitamins. “There have been hurdles with nutritional supplements for children in creating a delivery form that they’ll take routinely, but gummies are reducing these hurdles,” he said.

Some might wonder if it’s safe for children to take probiotics. However, there have been studies on children. Dr. Dolinsek said, “The gut is the gut. It has to be functional right after birth. Microbiomes have to adapt quickly, and we do know children have some different reactions, as their immune systems are still forming.”

Deaton added that children do often have digestion issues, including gluten and dairy sensitivity. “A balanced gut that has more good bacteria can play a role in building a healthier one earlier and bring many benefits,” he said.

Dr. Dolinsek mentioned the studies on gut health for children, including those with diseases and health. “The use of probiotic strains can change the gut ecology. That can make a difference, but long-term effects are still unknown. The group of children in the studies will need to be followed to see what happens.”

The overwhelming evidence points to probiotics being positive for children.

“Probiotics produce digestive enzymes to improve immunity. They also can help repair and recover tissue damage and help children digest things like dairy better, which they need for growth,” Deaton noted.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Image

Latest

skilled trades career
A Skilled Trades Career Provides a Future-Proof Path
July 18, 2024

In today’s rapidly changing job market, a skilled trades career offers a viable and attractive option, especially for the younger generations exploring alternatives to traditional college education. Recent trends indicate a significant shift in interest in these hands-on professions. On Straight Outta Crumpton, host Greg Crumpton engages in a lively conversation with Nicole Bass,…

Read More
HVAC careers
How to Bridge the Gap in HVAC Careers Through Education and Inclusion: Insights from Nicole Bass
July 18, 2024

In the dynamic world of skilled trades, the HVAC industry is witnessing a significant transformation driven by leaders like Nicole Bass. With a growing emphasis on practical education and the shift in generational perspectives towards career choices, the discussion around HVAC careers is more relevant than ever. Today, we delve into the inspiring journey…

Read More
presence
Truckpedia Modernize Trucking Operations and Build Robust Presence with Innovation
July 18, 2024

The trucking industry, valued at over $940 billion annually, remains one of the most traditional and least technologically advanced sectors. Small trucking companies, which constitute 95.8% of the industry, often struggle to scale and compete due to outdated practices and limited resources. These companies need innovative solutions to modernize their operations and build a robust…

Read More
personal fulfillment
Personal Fulfillment with Margaret Weniger | Ep. 9 | Growthwell with Josh Byrd
July 18, 2024

Balancing professional success and personal well-being has become increasingly critical in the modern workforce. In the wake of the pandemic, many individuals are re-evaluating their career paths to find roles that offer both professional growth and personal fulfillment. According to a survey by The Muse, 75% of respondents are planning to look for a…

Read More