What Is It?
The Balanced Biotic Infant Formula is a high potency hypoallergenic blend of 5 Lactobacillus species and 5 Bifidobacterium species that is specifically designed to safely meet the metabolic and intestinal support needs of infants up to 2 years of age. These two genera of bacterial microorganisms have been intensively researched for their probiotic health benefits and have been found to minimize the harmful effects of gastrointestinal pathogens, improve digestion and absorption of dietary nutrients, augment intestinal barrier function, lessen
Probiotic organisms begin colonization of the intestinal tract at birth and typically persist throughout life. However, a number of factors can disrupt
• L. rhamnosus increases colonic B. breve populations and promotes healthy bifidobacteria diversity in infants. L. rhamnosus is important for the normal maturation of an infants immune system.
• L. casei is critical for an infants immune system to learn to distinguish between harmless antigens and toxins and pathogens. It increases the number of intestinal cells secreting IgA. L. casei contains enzymes that facilitate the break down of milk proteins and polypeptides as well as gluten.
• L. paracasei produces high amounts of L(+)-lactic acid and antagonizes pathogens such as rotavirus, Staphylococcus aureus, and Clostridium difficile.
• L. gasseri is native to the human gut and normally present in human breast milk. It produces hydrogen peroxide and bacteriocins inhibitory to Clostridium, Listeria, and Enterococcus.
• L. salivarius normally colonizes the intestinal tract, enhances calcium absorption, and promotes normal intestinal barrier function.
Specific Bifidobacterium species are normally predominant in an infants gut microflora and constitute 95% of the anaerobic bacteria cultured from the stool of healthy, breast-fed infants. Balanced Biotic Infant Formula contains species that are appropriate to an infants gastrointestinal tract.
• B. breve promotes growth of B cells in Peyers patches in the ileum. It antagonizes rotavirus and reduces intestinal populations of anaerobic Bacteroides and Clostridium.
• B. infantis is normally found in infants and its presence reduces the risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in premature or low birth weight babies.
• B. lactis enhances normal immune function by increasing numbers of total, helper, and activated T cells. It modifies gut microflora to support against allergic inflammation and increases IgA response to toxins.
• B. bifidum suppresses total and allergen-specific IgE secretion and is often low in infants with allergies.
• B. longum regulates the immune response to respiratory antigens and inhibits neutrophil elastase, which is important to normal innate immune functions.
Suggested Use: 1/4 teaspoon daily mixed with food or beverage