New Kids’ Probiotic Marketed for Immune Health

June 10, 2012

Among the strains in KidsLac is the DDS-1 branded Lactobacillus acidophilus strain by Nebraska Cultures (Walnut Creek, CA).

KidsLac, a new probiotic supplement for children, features five strains of friendly bacteria that the company, Global Health Trax Inc., says were specifically selected and blended to help support children’s natural defense systems.

“We had KidsLac in the product development stage for nearly 18 months for a very good reason-we wanted to make it as effective as possible in helping kids stay healthy when their immune system is being challenged,” said company president and CEO Jim Rex. The company already markets its ThreeLac probiotic formula.

Among the strains in KidsLac is the DDS-1 branded Lactobacillus acidophilus strain by Nebraska Cultures (Walnut Creek, CA). Global Health Trax calls DDS-1 “one of the most studied, proven, and reliable strains of probiotics in the world…[that] stimulates the immune system, produces B vitamins, and folic acid; reduces lactose intolerance; initiates the colonization of ‘good’ bacteria; and helps to control pH levels, among other benefits.”

The supplement contains four other probiotic strains, including: Bifidobacterium bifidum, associated with a decrease in allergies and helping with digestion; Bifidobacterium infantis, the main bacteria found in breast-fed infants and that may reduce the effects of occasional diarrhea; Bifidobacterium lactis; and Bifidobacterium longum.