Where to Buy: at retailers nationwide
Price of Product: $26.49 for 30 servings
Description of Product: ” Preparing to send children back to school in the fall is hard work. But while parents are buying notebooks, signing up for sports and planning carpools, one back-to-school necessity doesn?t always make it on the to-do-list: their child?s health.
The first few weeks of school are a crucial time to get oriented to new classes and a new environment, and missing important rules and instructions can have an impact that reverberates throughout the year. This makes it important for parents to do what they can to keep their kids healthy in preparation for that inevitable germy classroom.
However, our cultural compulsion for cleanliness?constant application of hand-sterilizing gels and liberal prescription of antibiotics?may be depleting our children?s bodies of good bacteria which may keep them from building a strong immune system.
Recent articles in Scientific American and Pediatrics have approached this issue; they noted that children who grow up in households with pets are ill less frequently than those who do not, and the recent sevenfold increase in autoimmune diseases may be partly because of the disappearance of certain bacteria.
But even in an antiseptic world there are ways to restore good bacteria and promote a healthy immune system. 70% of the human immune system is located in the gut, and maintaining a healthy population and balance of good bacteria is an important part of overall health. Probiotics such as Culturelle®, can help play a vital role in promoting kids? immunity and overall wellness.”
Review of Product: Noah has a not-so-great stomach and the doctor recommended he take a probiotic a few months ago. We chose Culturelle and I can’t say enough good things about how great his stomach is doing. He takes the chewables and doesn’t mind the way they taste at all. The chewables are for kids 50-100 lbs and the packets that you add to water are for kids 25-50 pounds. He complains less that his tummy hurts and I have noticed an overall increase in his stomach health!
Giveaway: The folks at Culturelle have graciously decided to give two (2) lucky Nicole’s Nickels readers each samples of the Chewables and packets for kids!
Enter using the Rafflecopter form below – you can only do each entry once! Giveaway ends at 12:01 am on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. For information on how to enter Rafflecopter Giveaways check out this post.
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I received samples of the products reviewed in this post. My opinions remain my own.
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