GOS & FOS (9:1)
A resilient immune system is essential for overall growth and development of an infant. However, the infant's immune and gastrointestinal system are still in the developing phase, especially in the 1st year of life, making them vulnerable to allergy, respiratory ailments and GI infection. Research suggests that Prebiotic GOS:FOS in the blend of 9:1 ratio have a significant role to play in building infant's immunity and for allergy management.
3rd LARGEST COMPONENT OF HUMAN MILK
Human milk is the ideal source of nutrition conferring various health benefits to the infant owing to its unique & complex composition.
Components of human milk that support infant immunity comprise of PREBIOTIC oligosaccharides, beneficial bacterial species such as Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli in addition to the other macro and micronutrients.
Beneficial effect of Prebiotics
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Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that selectively trigger the growth and activity of microbes in the gut that are linked with the good health of the host. Evidence suggests that they are effective in the management of various conditions such as constipation and weight gain in infants. They are also seen to improve stool characteristics in infants, which is discussed in this article.
The large intestine contains at least 30 identified genera and 500 species of microorganisms, making it the largest human reservoir of microbes.The hosts share a complex relationship with the colonizing microbes that affect the development and health of the former.However, various environmental factors influence the gut microbiota composition, which are discussed in this article.
Gut microflora has a critical role in providing immunity, improved digestion, and resistance to pathogenic infections. The gut microflora differs in composition and diversity among breast-fed and formula-fed infants. A major innovation is the modulation of the microflora through diet; a community of beneficial microbes can be obtained by adding prebiotics in infant feed. This article discusses prebiotics and their bifidogenic effect in infant's feed.
Microbial colonization in humans begins at birth and undergoes constant development until 3 years of age till the microbiota becomes adult-like. Based on the microbial colonization, the gut of an infant also undergoes crucial stages in the development from birth.
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Motilin And Gastrin Secretion And Lipid Profile In Preterm Neonates Following Prebiotics Supplementation: A Double- Blind Randomized Controlled Study
Author: Dasopoulou M1, Briana DD2, Boutsikou T3, Karakasidou E4, Roma E5, Costalos C2, Malamitsi-Puchner A3.
Journal: JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2015 Mar;39(3):359-68. doi: 10.1177/0148607113510182. Epub 2013 Nov 14.
The Effect Of Neutral Oligosaccharides On Reducing The Incidence Of Necrotizing Enterocolitis In Preterm Infant's: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Author: Knol J1, Boehm G, Lidestri M, Negretti F, Jelinek J, Agosti M, Stahl B, Marini A, Mosca F.
Journal: Acta Paediatr Suppl. 2005 Oct;94(449):31-3.
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