We went to work immediately at getting it into our systems. Yes, I said we, because I'm getting in on this probiotic action myself. I quickly commandeered the tablets, while Little Man works on the drops. I was especially concerned about Little Man's system since he has had 3 courses of antibiotics in the last 4 months! I know that antibiotics kill ALL of the bacteria in our guts, both good and bad, so I wanted to get something that would start replenishing the good flora that his body needs to digest and function properly.
BioGaia probiotics products contain Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri), which help the gut flora perform a number of useful functions in the body, such as:
- Influence the development and function of the gut
- Assist in digestion and absorption of nutrients
- Synthesize vitamins
- Assist in the absorption of minerals
- Break down dietary carcinogens
- Influence the development and function of the immune system
- Form a natural defense barrier against bacteria, toxins and antigens
- Protect the body against infection
So...how do BioGaia products perform? Well, I am happy to say that over the last 2 weeks my "attacks have subsided substantially. I will continue to use the tablets until they are gone because I am noticing a big difference with my tummy issues. Little Man was doing great until Easter and I think he OD'd on candy, so we may have to up his drops going into the new week, but overall, his gut health has improved. One way I can definitely measure the improvement for him is by the lack of gaseous matters that normally escape his little booty! DANG! The dude can choke a full grown man with his toots! (He'll hate me when he's older for being so open about his little issues!)
ANYWAY...back to BioGaia. Seriously? It's easy to administer, it's all natural, it tastes pleasant and it works. Here's a link where you can find out more about BioGaia's product line. Check it out. You'll thank me (and BioGaia) when your normally cute infant no longer has colick attacks in the middle of the night. Or when you no longer have to smell little boy booty air during a long car drive in the Arizona heat with all the windows rolled up. Or when you no longer have to hold your hiney while screaming at your spouse to pull over, pull over! PULL OVER NOW! Would I steer you wrong? Not in this area, 'cause I know all about gut issues. Have ya read my blog?!?