Might-a-Mins Spectrum Probiotics
There are dozens of children’s probiotic products on the market; however, it is important to know that not all probiotic supplements are created equal. Quality probiotic products must successfully deliver a sufficient number of total bacteria from a diverse range of bacterial strains. They also must ensure that the bacteria are protected and viable both during the shelf life of the product, and throughout the digestive process. Bacteria are naturally present within the body and are most concentrated within the digestive tract. Both healthy bacteria (probiotics) and potentially unhealthy bacteria populate within the digestive tract. Maintaining a balance of these two types of bacteria helps maintain optimal health. Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics contains five billion colony forming units from five carefully selected bacterial strains. This product was formulated using the patented LiveBac® tableting process to help ensure the viability of the bacteria so your child receives the full benefits of the selected probiotics. Your children will look forward to taking their Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics because of the delicious flavor of this fruit-flavored, chewable tablet. Each bacterial strain within Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics has a unique purpose, and the strains work synergistically to support numerous areas of health from immunity to stomach comfort and bowel regularity. The digestive tract is home to 400-500 different types of microbes. With such tremendous diversity, it is important to supplement with not just one strain, but numerous strains, so that the most comprehensive benefit is received. Your child’s body is a bacterial battlefield. As with a true battle, there may be lots of different types of good guys and lots of different types of bad guys. On “The Good Guys Team” (Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics), you have the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. When your good guys are outnumbered, you don’t want to just bring in more Navy – you need some of each. That is the most sure-fire way to win the battle. Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics, “The Good Guys Team”, are five carefully selected bacterial strains – four lactobacilli strains and one streptococcus strain – each with a proven role to help support children’s health. Lactobacillus rhamnosus – highly resilient bacteria which plays a role in immune health Lactobacillus salivarius – helps to balance bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract Lactobacillus paracasei – acid and bile resistant bacteria, which supports immune health Lactobacillus plantarum – helps to preserve nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins Streptococcus salivarius – supports dental health, especially in children Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics delivers complete immune support by helping to maintain optimal bacterial balance within the digestive tract. Maintaining a healthy digestive system is critical in maintaining optimal overall health because approximately 70 percent of the immune system resides within the digestive tract. Keep your kids healthy with Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics. LiveBac® is a patented process and registered trademark of Nutraceutix, Inc.
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- Delivers five billion bacteria in each chewable tablet
- Utilizes the LiveBac® tableting process to ensure viability of the bacteria
- Promotes a healthy immune system
- Provides good bacteria to help maintain optimal bacterial balance
- Provides beneficial bacteria to promote healthy digestion
- Supports a healthy gastrointestinal tract
- Promotes stomach comfort and bowel regularity
- Supports a healthy digestive system
- Supports healthy teeth and gums
- Contains five unique bacterial strains for comprehensive digestive and immune support
- Streptococcus salivarius
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus
- Lactobacillus salivarius
- Lactobacillus paracasei
- Lactobacillus plantarum
LiveBac® is a patented process and registered trademark of Nutraceutix, Inc.
Probiotics – beneficial bacteria found in the body – have been shown to aid children’s health, specifically digestion and immunity. But with hundreds of products on the market, from cereals to yogurts to granola bars to supplements, it’s tough to know just what your children need.
But instead of giving your kids yogurts filled with artificial ingredients and sweeteners, or run-of-the-mill vitamins and supplements that don’t utilize the latest formulas and science, turn to Market America and its Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics. With five billion colony forming units from five carefully selected bacterial strains, Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics uses a patented process to ensure your children receive the full benefits of the selected probiotics. Plus, they’ll look forward to the delicious flavor of this fruit-flavored, chewable tablet.
Clinical research has shown that probiotics have a positive impact on immunity, digestive health and much more. Probiotics help maintain a healthy balance of essential bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, and are increasingly important in the American diet as we continue to rely on processed foods and prescription medications.
S. salivarius populates in the upper respiratory tract of healthy infants within first few hours of birth. This is the primary bacterium in the human oral cavity, oropharynx and upper respiratory tract. It is the first bacterium to form dental plaque before being joined by numerous other species. S. salivarius can help to reduce dental plaque, supporting healthy gums and teeth.
L. rhamnosus is a strain of probiotics that aids in balancing the gastrointestinal microflora. It is one of the most intensely studied bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. One of the remarkable things about L. rhamnosus is its ability to tolerate and even thrive in the harsh acidic conditions normally found in the stomach. L. rhamnosus has been shown to support immune function and help maintain the integrity of the stomach lining. A randomized clinical trial published in the British Medical Journal demonstrated that L. rhamnosus works better than other probiotics in supporting stomach comfort and regularity in children.
L. salivariusresides in the mouth and small intestine. It has been shown effective in balancing bacteria in the mouth, thus promoting dental health. L. salivarius may also support immune health.
Like other lactobacillus species, L. paracasei is acid and bile resistant. This aids in the bacteria’s ability to travel, viably, from the mouth through the stomach and finally into the intestine. L. paracasei and L. rhamnosus have the ability to survive in the acidic conditions of the stomach. A placebo-controlled study with healthy children aged 12-24 months showed L. paracasei in fecal samples after one, three and four weeks of administration. This provides evidence for gastrointestinal survival of this species. Probiotics like L. paracasei are able to create acidic environments that promote bacterial balance.
L. plantarum promotes a healthy digestive tract by promoting bacterial balance in the mucosal lining and also by competing for nutrients with unhealthy bacteria. L. plantarum is able to preserve vital nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins. Children who do not eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables or certain fermented foods may have a deficit of very beneficial enzymes that probiotics provide. This may be remedied by supplementation with L. plantarum. Another amazing talent of L. plantarum is its ability to synthesize L-lysine, an essential amino acid, which is required for countless necessary functions in the body.
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Can Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics be taken with Might-A-Mins Spectrum Isotonix® Digestive Enzymes?
Yes, Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics and Might-A-Mins Spectrum Isotonix Digestive Enzymes would complement each other when taken together as part of your daily nutritional supplement regimen. These products should not be taken concurrently. Digestive enzymes should be taken with a meal, and Probiotics should be taken on an empty stomach at least two hours after a meal.
Can Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics be taken with other Isotonix products or children’s supplements? If so, which ones?
Yes. Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics can safely be taken with other Isotonix products, provided one follows the recommended serving size for each product. Might-A-Mins Spectrum Isotonix OPC-3®, Might-A-Mins Spectrum Isotonix Multivitamin and Might-A-Mins Spectrum Isotonix Digestive Enzymes can all be taken with Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics.
How should I take Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics?
Take one tablet before the first meal of the day. The tablet can be chewed or allowed to dissolve in the mouth.
Are there any allergens in Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics?
Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics contains trace amounts of milk from the fermentation process. There are less than two parts per million (ppm) of milk in each serving. This product is safe for individuals with lactose sensitivity.
How long will it take before this product begins to support my child’s digestive needs after taking Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics?
Each child is different, depending on their gastrointestinal tract, and sensitivity also varies from child to child. It will vary for each individual. In some cases, support will begin within a few days. In others, it may take weeks.
How will Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics affect digestion?
There are many aspects to good digestion. They include enzymes (which start breaking down foods in the mouth and are found in the intestines), pH conditions, bile from the gall bladder, intestinal microflora and some digestive properties contained in the food that we eat. Diet and supplementing your intestines with probiotics can help support digestion. Well balanced intestinal micro flora will promote healthy digestion.
What is LiveBac®, and why is it important?
Probiotics are live microorganisms and must remain live while bottled and when ingested in order to be effective in the digestive tract. However, as sensitive organisms, many the probiotics in many products die off quickly when bottled. Furthermore, many probiotics die during the digestive process before reaching the large intestine because of the harshly acidic environment in the stomach. LiveBac is a patented technology, which protects the bacteria to help ensure that they stay alive and protected so they are optimally functional in the digestive tract.
LiveBac® is a patented process and registered trademark of Nutraceutix, Inc.
Can children under age two take Might-A-Mins Spectrum Probiotics?
No, this product is recommended for ages two and older. There is conflicting research as to when a child’s own probiotic mocroflora is determined (one or two years of age). Taking this type of product before age two could influence this natural process. It’s better for a child to establish his/her own initial gut flora from foods and the general environment.
it is a great one for the child who has some problem in disgest.
It chewable or swallow if you like either way it easy.
I love this chewable tasty tablet which is so easy to take. It's for children, but I take it every day.
Kids like it cause it is easy to chew. I have them chew it up at night after they brush their teeth and swish it around with water before bed. Has helped with the bacteria in their mouth at night as well as creating a lovely healthy digestive system. Great Job on this product!
Love this product! Purchased for my kids, but ended up taking them too! So many good bacteria! I take it every day!