Probiotics (and Colic Care!) Help Colic

Colic Care with probiotics to help colicWhy is Colic Care® superior to other products on the market? Probiotics. More research is being done to in the area of the beneficial bacteria in the intestine and the relationship with colic. The following excerpt was taken from a New York Times article this month:

A 2009 study, for example, found that colicky babies had gastrointestinal inflammation and traces of a bacterium in their guts that may have prompted it. Babies without colic had no inflammation and a greater diversity of beneficial bacteria.

So could higher levels of gut-friendly bacteria make a difference?

In a 2007 study, Italian researchers looked into this by examining 83 colicky babies who were breast-fed. Over 28 days, some of the infants were given simethicone, a medication that reduces gas; the others were given a supplement containing L. reuteri, one of the beneficial bacteria known as probiotics and often found in yogurt. At the end of the study, the babies who received the probiotic cried an average of 51 minutes a day, compared with about two and a half hours in the other group. A 2010 study had similar results.

“Gut microbiota changes induced by the probiotic could be involved in the observed clinical improvement,” the researchers wrote. Still, experts say they would like to see more studies.

The good news is that Colic Care® contains beneficial bacteria and can help to make your baby’s gastrointestinal tract as healthy as possible!

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to “Ask Dr. Tara“!

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