Infant Probiotics Powder - Smidge™ - (formerly GutPro® Infant)
- Category: Intestines & Intestinal flora
- 1.45 billion CFUs per dose
- Especially for young children
- Mild formulation
- Free from gluten, dairy & prebiotics
- 7 neutral bacterial strains
- GAPS, Paleo and PANS/PANDAS
- 15 grams / 750 doses
- Spoon included
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Smidge™ Infant Probiotics Powder
From an early age, our gastrointestinal system develops and our intestinal flora is slowly built up. Complete colonization occurs only around the third year of life. Smidge™ Infant Probiotics Powder is specially formulated for infants and young children who are building their digestive system, although the formula is also suitable for adults. The formula contains 7 different histamine-neutral bacteria strains and is free from D-lactate-producing and spore-forming probiotic strains. Moreover, this product contains no prebiotics, additives and is free of all common allergens, so that even the youngest among us can tolerate these probiotics well.
Characteristics of Smidge™ Infant Probiotics Powder
Specifically developed for children, this Smidge™ Infant Probiotics Powder contains the 7 highly tolerant, histamine-neutral or histamine-degrading probiotic strains Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus salivarius, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium longum and Bifidobacterium longum. Although the formula has been developed for young children, these probiotics can also be used by adults. Bifidobacterium infantis, the bacterial strain often dominant in the digestive tract of breastfed babies, makes up 50% of this formula. These probiotics are suitable for children, sensitive users and in combination with diets such as Paleo, PANDA/PANS, Body Ecology, GAPS, SIBO, autism/PDD-NOS, AIP or Ketogenic. The strains of bacteria do not produce D-lactate and the supplement is free from inulin and other prebiotics, as well as from known allergens including gluten, soy, dairy, casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, gluten, peanuts, nuts and corn. The product comes with a handy dosing spoon and should be stored in a cool and dry place. It is wise to consult with a physician prior to administering probiotics to children.
About the intestinal flora
The intestinal flora is a single name for all micro-organisms living in the intestine. That's about 100 trillion in total! The body acts as a host for these microbes. One species is more desirable than the other, and they can be divided into resident and passing gut microbes. When these are in balance, there is homeostasis, a key objective in our body. Essential substances such as vitamins and neurotransmitters are produced here. Moreover, the microbiome plays a key role in the digestion of food and thus in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Our intestinal system is not only very complex, it is also just as unique as our fingerprint! The collaboration between body and intestinal bacteria is one of the most ingenious bodily collaborations.
How do bacteria and enzymes function?
Our intestinal system is populated by billions of microorganisms, each of which has its own task within the greater whole of our intestinal flora. In order for the digestion to run smoothly, the body works together with these microorganisms. With a normal intestinal flora, these types are in balance, a balance that is different for everyone. Enzymes are able to accelerate all kinds of processes in our body: they are the workhorses of our body. Enzymes can sometimes speed up processes up to a trillion times! Digestive enzymes act as a kind of catalyst in our intestinal system, then. They are 'chemical factories' in our body that deserve our attention.
- Carefully composed mix of 7 neutral bacterial strains
- Contains 1.45 Billion CFUs per 20 mg dose
- Mild formulation specifically aimed at young children, but can also be used by adults
- Smidge™ Infant Probiotics is made from histamine-neutral or histamine-degrading bacteria strains and contains no D-lactate producing and spore - forming probiotic strains
- Smidge™ Infant Probiotics are hypoallergenic and contain no additives
The unraveling of our intestinal flora
We are gaining more and more insight into the vitals functions of our intestinal flora, but actually we still know very little about this mysterious 'organ' in our body. The knowledge we have today is probably just the tip of the iceberg! We are slowly beginning to understand the special ways bacteria communicate with each other through a mechanism known as 'quorum sensing'. The mechanism enables bacteria, through the secretion of signal molecules, to be in constant conversation with each other and to coordinate their behavior. They can know, among other things, how many congeners they are with, in order to subsequently trigger a synchronous reaction in a certain number of congeners. Friendly bacteria communicate and work together through quorum sensing, a phenomenon that remains as fascinating to many researchers as it is mysterious.
The History of Probiotics
The term 'probiotics' was first used by German physician Werner Kollath, who describes them as 'active substances essential for a healthy life'. However, the development and use of probiotics are much older. The first use dates back to the Neolithic period, between 10,000 and 5,000 BC. Because herders in the Middle East at the time stored their milk in goat skin sacks, on which the scorching sun shone during the day, the milk began to ferment. During this time the use of other fermented foods, such as kefir, beer and wine, also arose. It was much later, in the 19th century, that underlying processes and their importance were discovered. French chemist and biologist Louis Pasteur was particularly significant with his theory that the cause of many diseases was a tiny living being, which he called a "micro-organism." This important discovery in medical science eventually led to many other insights, such as the development of vaccines, the sterilization of instruments and wound dressings in surgery, and the pasteurization of foods.
Compiled with care
Smidge™ is committed to quality. All products are composed with care and produced in small batches; moreover, no unnecessary ingredients are added. This makes the products widely applicable and suitable for everyone, including those who are hypersensitive or have allergies. The products are composed on the basis of the latest insights and contain specific, neutral strains of bacteria that are well tolerated by almost everyone. People who follow diets as the GAPS or Paleo diet, can take Smidge™ products with confidence.
The supplements of Smidge™ (formerly Organic3) focus specifically on the digestive system and the gut. They are natural, durable and formulated with great care without unnecessary additives, making the products suitable for even the most sensitive users.
The name 'Smidge' means 'a small amount', stressing the fact their products always get produced in small batches in order to guarantee extra quality. It is the mission of the three founders to use these products to provide essential nutrients supporting the digestive system and helping to maximize absorption of nutrient-rich foods.
The company stems from the personal experience of the three founders, who all managed to overcome health problems themselves. They believe that good nutrition is the key to health and their vision, experience and research have led to unique products, formulated to prevent unwanted side effects and to achieve the highest possible results. The Smidge™ founders are passionate about the work of Dr. Weston A. Price and Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, two sources of inspiration in the creation of Smidge™ products.
Take 1 scoop (20 mg) = 1.45 Billion CFUs (750 doses) with food once a day. Usage of the measuring spoon is recommended.
1.45 billion CFUs* (20 mg) † (Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus salivarius). * Colony Forming Units; † Daily Value not established.