Dr. James Sears, board-certified pediatrician, has recommended Florastor Kids to patients for years. You can read more about what he says about diarrhea in children on his website. And below are his answers to frequently asked questions about Florastor.
Q: What is Florastor Kids?
A: Florastor Kids is a natural probiotic that supports the presence of beneficial (“good”) microbiota in the intestines, which helps keep pathogenic (“bad” or “disease-causing”) microbiota (like bacteria and viruses) from attacking the gut. It can be given to babies and children as young as two months old.
Q: What is the active ingredient in Florastor Kids and how does it work?
A: The active ingredient in Florastor Kids is a freeze-dried form of yeast called Saccharomyces boulardii lyo. It helps promote the growth of good microbiota, while attracting and removing pathogens from the intestines.
Q: Have any clinical tests been done to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of Florastor Kids?
A: Yes. The active ingredient in Florastor Kids, Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, has been studied in more than 40 clinical trials. Studies have been published in top medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and Gastroenterology magazine.
Q: Which kids could benefit from Florastor Kids?
A: Florastor Kids has been proven effective in managing a wide variety of intestinal problems, but is often used to help with: * Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea (AAD) * Acute gastroenteritis (general, sudden onset diarrhea) * Traveler’s diarrhea * Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (C. diff) * Chronic inflammatory intestinal conditions, such as Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s
Q: How should Florastor Kids be taken?
A: Florastor Kids is a fruit-flavored powder that comes in packets. The powder can be mixed into water, milk, juice or soft foods (such as applesauce), and should be taken twice a day.
Unfortunately (haha, just kidding, fortunately!), none of the Sprouts have had any tummy bugs in the past couple months, so I can't give a review on its effectiveness. I am a big believer in probiotics, though, so I will always keep a box of Florstor on hand just in case, as I have no doubts that it would help.
We did mix up a packet this morning out of curiosity. The first thing I noticed was it's only a very small amount in each dose. This makes it easy to get a small baby or cranky child to take. However, I had no problem as all 3 Sprouts enjoyed the taste and sipped it without any fuss. Which brings me to another thing I noticed- the taste is not overly-sweet and is very mild. Even if I was feeling nauseated, I think I would be able to get this down.
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