New Norwegian Research Shows Probiotics Taken During Pregnancy Can Reduce Infant Eczema By 40%
We all know that probiotics are crucial to our overall health as adults. Now we are beginning to understand just how important they are to expectant mothers and newborns, as well.
There has been a relentless debate over the subject of probiotics being beneficial for pregnant women, helping them better their health as well as the health of their baby. But this debate has come to a stand still as a number of studies reveal that it should be an essential part of the expectant mother's diet and health supplements.
Probiotics are microorganisms that are beneficial bacteria, which are naturally found in the human gut. Our lifestyle, diet and stress level can cause this delicate bacterial system to become imbalanced. This creates many health issues for us, ranging from acne, depression and joint pain to certain cancers.
The many advantages of including probiotic supplements and foods in your lifestyle are as follows:
• Helps promote a healthy digestive system
• Treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Relieves Crohn's Disease Symptoms
• Strengthens the immune system
Digestive issues are a very common complaint amongst expectant mothers. They include an array of digestive disorders comprising of heartburn, constipation, cramping and diarrhea. Probiotics stimulate and support healthy gastrointestinal function with billions of friendly bacteria, which in turn helps in alleviating these very common problems in pregnant women.
Apart from benefitting the expecting mother, these beneficial bugs provide a number of benefits for the child as well. The infant relies on the right kinds of bacteria it encounters in the birth canal to begin colonization on the skin and within it's own gut. These microbes are important in the development of a strong immune system, digestive system, proper brain/gut communication and much more.
Studies have revealed that when the expectant mother takes probiotics during pregnancy, then breastfeeds afterwards, it reduces the likelihood of the baby developing eczema. This is great news. Overall, about 1 in 5 infants will develop childhood eczema. The simple act of taking a high quality probiotic supplement can possibly eliminate this concern.
One such study was done at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2010, where one group of pregnant women received milk with a placebo and the other group, milk with a probiotic included. Scientists found that infants whose mother's took a probiotic, namely L. Rhamnosus, before giving birth and then breastfeeding, had a 40% lower incidence of eczema.
"The taste of both products was similar, and the milk was delivered in unmarked milk cartons. This means that neither the participants in the study or the researchers knew who had received probiotic milk or placebo milk," says NTNU researcher Torbjørn Øien, one of the scientists involved in the study. "We can therefore say with great certainty that it was the probiotic bacteria alone that caused the difference in the incidence of eczema between the two groups."
"The results showed that probiotic bacteria reduced the incidence of eczema in children up to age two years by 40 percent. And the kids in ‘probiotics group' who did have eczema, had less severe cases," explains Christian Kvikne Dotterud, a student in the Medical Student Research Programme at the Department of Community Medicine at NTNU.
"As we dig deeper into the world of beneficial microbes and what they contribute to our health, overall," says V. Ford of Savi Wellness Products, a manufacturer of the top rated Daily Essential Probiotic, " we are coming to the realization that it is vital to the infants optimal health to be introduced to these bacteria as they travel down the birth canal, then breastfed after birth."
Giving your baby the best chance for a healthy start begins before it is born. Consulting with your health care professional, you can choose which probiotics are best for you.
About Savi Wellness Products
At Savi Wellness Products we are dedicated to helping you to live your very best life. We understand that, in order to attain and maintain maximum health and overall well-being, an integrative approach is essential, supporting the body, mind and spirit. We believe probiotics are an important first step.
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Vicky M. Ford
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