A newly published trial has revealed that the 7 strain probiotic and prebiotic mixture (symbiotic) found in Bio-Kult Infantis could significantly improve symptoms in infants suffering from colic, without any reported side effects.
The study involved infants aged 2 weeks to 4 months who had been diagnosed with colic. The infants were randomly assigned to receive a placebo or the probiotic mixture for 30 days. Parents were asked to keep symptom diaries to record the results.
Infants who took the probiotic saw a significant improvement in symptoms and in some cases symptoms had completely resolved.
Average daily crying time was reduced by at least half for 82.6% of infants in the probiotic group after 7 days. Furthermore, 39% experienced a resolution of symptoms.
Bio-Kult Infantis contains the 7 strain mixture used in the trial but also includes the added benefit of prebiotics, Vitamin D3 to contribute to the normal function of the immune system and is high in Omega 3.
The formula does not contain artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and comes in an easy to use sachet. It is widely available in independent health stores and pharmacies, high street retailers and online.
Dr Mayur R Joshi, commented: “It has long been suggested that altered gut flora is a contributory factor in the development of infantile colic. This trial helps to support that theory and indeed helps to support the use of certain probiotics in the management of colic.”
“The study supports the case for larger trials to see whether probiotics can prevent infant colic (as opposed to treat it) and to ascertain further information such as optimal dosing or whether there is a dose dependent effect at all.”
Reference: Kianifar, H., Ahanchian, H., Grover, Z., Jafari, S., Noorbakhsh, Z., Khakshour, A., … & Kiani, M. (2014). Synbiotic in the management of infantile colic: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.
For more information about Bio-Kult visit www.bio-kult.com
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Probiotics International Ltd (Protexin Healthcare) Profile
Protexin Healthcare is dedicated to producing innovative, research based probiotic products of the highest quality for the healthcare market. The natural supplements they manufacture are extensively researched for safety and efficacy.
Protexin works closely with leading universities and research centres around the world on a range of on-going research programmes.
Protexin Healthcare manufacture Bio-Kult, a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain formula containing 14 live bacterial cultures which are proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach. Bio-Kult does not need to be refrigerated and is suitable to be taken alongside antibiotics, by babies, toddlers and children, when travelling, by vegetarians, as part of a healthy diet and when pregnant. The beneficial bacteria in Bio-Kult help to re-establish and re-balance the gut microflora.
Also in the range is Bio-Kult Candéa, an advanced multi-strain probiotic with Garlic and Grapefruit seed extract, Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan, an advanced triple action formula with probiotics, Cranberry extract and Vitamin A for maintain the immune system and new to the range Bio-Kult Infantis, an advanced multi-strain formula for infants with Omega 3 and Vitamin D3.
The Bio-Kult range, can be swallowed whole or pulled apart and mixed with food or in a drink and does not need to be refrigerated. Bio-Kult Infantis comes in a handy sachet to make it easier to give to an infant.
Bio-Kult is available in: 30s capsules (RRP £8.99), 60s capsules (RRP £14.95), 120s capsules (RRP £29.45). Bio-Kult Candéa is available in 60s capsules (RRP £14.95), Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan is available in 45s capsules (RRP £14.95), Bio-Kult Infantis is available in 16 sachets (RRP £11.95)
The Bio-Kult range is available in all good independent health food stores and pharmacies, high street retailers or online.
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