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What is Renew Life Ultimate Flora Kids Probiotic 30 Chewables
Ultimate Flora Kids Probiotic is a blend of 9 probiotics (good bacteria) that is specifically formulated for the intestinal tract and colon of children. Ultimate Flora Kids Probiotic is a chewable tablet with berry flavour from real berries and fruit for a taste that children will love.
The term ‘probiotic’ means supporting life. Probiotics are friendly, beneficial bacteria. While there are hundreds of different strains of bacteria that live in the digestive tract, some strains are more prevalent in children including; Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium breve, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium bifidum & Lactobacillus acidophilus. These bacteria (as well as others) are normal inhabitants of the large and small intestines and are an important part of a healthy digestive system. However, the type and amount of bacteria in each child is dependent on which bacteria they acquired as infants. The intestinal system of a fetus is actually sterile; with no bacteria present. It is during a vaginal delivery that the baby is introduced to numerous strains of bacteria. Vaginally born infants have over 1000 completely colonized intestinal bacteria species by the end of their first year. Cesarean born infants are not introduced to the same type or amount of bacteria as vaginal born infants. Research has shown those born via c-section have lower numbers of bifidobacteria & Bacteroides, as well as more C difficile (a pathogenic bacteria) than vaginally born infants.
Research has also shown that breastfed infants initially establish a different bacterial composition than formula fed infants. The prebiotic oligosaccharide (found in breast milk) is what feeds healthy intestinal bacteria. By providing gut bacteria with the food they require, they are able to colonize. Exclusively formula-fed infants are more often colonized with E coli, C difficile, Bacteroides, and lactobacilli, compared with breastfed infants who have higher counts of bifidobacteria.
Children born via C-section and those who have not been breast fed are not the only children who can have an imbalance of gut bacteria. Probiotics can also be impaired through stress, illness, antibiotics treatment, or changes to the diet. Thankfully they can also be brought back into balance through the introduction of the right balance of supplemental probiotics.
Research shows that taking probiotics can help to improve gastrointestinal function, respiratory and allergy response, as well as help to counter the negative effects of antibiotic use.
Further, these beneficial bacteria help the body to
- produce vitamins
- absorb nutrients
- control overgrowth of bad bacteria and fungus.
Renew Life: A Proud History Since 1997
Renew Life is North America’s #1 digestive care and cleansing company. Since 1997 At Renew Life, they believe a healthy gut is essential for a healthy you. For nearly two decades, their mission has been to empower each and every one of their customers with the knowledge to improve their overall health through optimum digestive function and superior nutrition. They accomplish this goal by providing safe and effective natural solutions to digestive care issues through our innovative product line and continued commitment to education.
Quality Control is Paramount
Renew Life products are made with the highest quality ingredients available to help you achieve optimal health from the inside out. They go the extra mile in ensuring the ingredients are protected and precisely delivered within the body to optimize potency and absorption. Perhaps as important as the ingredients that are in their products are the ingredients that are not in their products. They are committed to providing natural supplements with no artificial ingredients, colors, preservatives, or other unnecessary materials of any kind.
Renew Life Canada was established in 2002 and today Renew Life products are found in fine health food stores, clinics and retail outlets. A leader in cleansing, probiotics, fish oils, fibres, and enzymes, Renew Life offers a full line of Health Canada approved natural health supplements for the entire family.
They take product quality seriously. As such, all Renew Life products undergo full testing at all levels of production to ensure potency, efficacy, and safety. Our testing procedures are regulated by Health Canada (NHPD) and all products are made in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
Raw Material Testing
The following tests are run on all raw materials before they are accepted into production.
Potency: This testing ensures that the raw material meets the potency requirements as outlined in Renew Life’s finished product specification.
Identification: This testing ensures that the raw material that is received is exactly what is indicated and ordered.
Yeast and Mold: This test ensures that yeast and mold are not present.
Total Aerobic Count: This test determines that bacteria levels in the raw material are below the allowable limits.
E-Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus: This test determines that these three items are not detectable in raw material.
Heavy Metals: This testing ensures that heavy metals (mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and lead) are not present in quantities that are above the acceptable range. Once the raw material has passed the necessary tests, it is released by Renew Life’s Quality Control department for use in production. The Production Department has its own quality control requirements. Finished products are tested rigorously throughout the production process. These tests ensure that the production run is consistent from start to finish.
Finished Product Testing
Once production is complete, the Quality Control Department takes samples of product from each lot number and sends them to a third party laboratory for final confirmatory testing. Finished products are tested for:
Potency: The same methods are used as in raw material testing; only now, the finished product may require multiple potency tests for each ingredient, depending on the formulation.
Identification: In the finished product, certain ingredient markers are used to ensure that potency has been met.
Weight Variation: Using a representative sample of the finished product, the weights are recorded and the average is obtained. The weight variation from the average must match the finished product specification (which is approved by Health Canada).
Disintegration: This test determines how long it will take for a tablet or capsule to disintegrate once swallowed. This must match the limits as per their finished product specification.
Yeast and Mold: This test ensures that yeast and mold are not present in the final product.
Total Aerobic Count: This test determines that bacteria levels in the final product are below the allowable limits.
E-Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus: This test determines that these three items are not detectable in the finished product.
Heavy Metals: This testing ensures that heavy metals (mercury, arsenic, cadmium, and lead) are not present in quantities that are above the acceptable range.
Pesticides: This test ensures that there are no detectable pesticide residues present in the finished product. They do all this testing to ensure that they can offer the best possible products to their customers.