This post is sponsored by SmartyPants, but all thoughts and opinions about the product are my own.
As a parent, you want the best for your kids. You pack a healthy lunch for them every day. You encourage them to be active, explore, and have fun. You support them in their education and help them understand their homework.
So it just makes sense to support their gut health, too.
What are probiotics, and why are they important?
Your body is full of bacteria – both good and bad. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts – the good or helpful kind – that help to keep your gut healthy. Probiotics can help balance the good and bad bacterias in your body so that your body works the way it should. Probiotics are especially helpful after taking antibiotics to restore the balance of bacteria within the body, but they are beneficial to take as a supplement regularly, regardless of sicknesses or medications.
Here’s something I’ve learned in my nearly 20 years as a mom: as much as I want my kids to eat well, sleep enough, and take their vitamins and supplements, and no matter how good I know something is for my kids, if it’s something they don’t enjoy, it will be a constant fight for me to get them to do whatever it is I want them to do.
This past month, we’ve been taking SmartyPants Kids Probiotic Complete Strawberry Creme (also available: SmartyPants Kids Probiotic Complete Grape). They taste SO GOOD that I’ve found myself wanting to take them, too, and there’s literally no complaints when I remind the kids to take their SmartyPants. Luckily, SmartyPants has a line of probiotics for adults (available in blueberry and lemon creme!) so I’m totally covered.
SmartyPants probiotcs are sweet (with no artificial sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup, of course), incredibly soft (think melt-in-your-mouth!) and they are allergy-friendly. My kids are hooked on the taste, even if they don’t understand the overall health value of why they’re taking them. That’s ok, though. That’s why I’m here.
I know you (and your kids) are going to love them, too! Here are a few reasons why SmartyPants Kids Probiotics are so amazing for your family’s gut health:
What SmartyPants is NOT:
• No Synthetic Colors
• No Artificial Sweeteners
• No Artificial Flavors
• No Artificial Preservatives
• No High Fructose Corn Syrup
• No GMOs
• No Gluten
• No Tree Nuts
• No Peanuts
• No Dairy
What SmartyPants IS:
In each serving of SmartyPants Kids Probiotic you’ll appreciate:
• 4 billion CFUs (that’s 4x more CFUs than the leading gummy probiotics per serving. The SmartyPants Adult & Kids Probiotic Complete products offer 7x more CFUs!)
• Probiotic strains DE111® and IS2*
• Proven 99% survivability in stomach acid
• Promotes good gut bacteria and digestive health*
• Contains clinically-proven Wellmune® prebiotic immune support*
• Vegetarian and Non-GMO
• Each batch is 3rd party lab tested for purity and potency.
And here’s more technical stuff that makes me love SmartyPants even more:
Natural microencapsulation ensures that 99% of SmartyPants probiotics reach all the way to your large intestine alive, where they can flourish, multiply, and help you and your kids thrive. They specifically chose to include Bacillus subtilis DE111® and Bacillus coagulansIS2 because they are two of the most researched strains available.
Their multi-strain probiotics are reinforced by Wellmune®, 3rd party pre-biotic fiber that strengthens your immune system, and acts as an ideal food to feed the probiotic bacteria in SmartyPants Probiotic Complete products. Wellmune® does not artificially stimulate the immune system, or put immune cells into overdrive, it just prepares them to be ready for a challenge.
SmartyPants multi-strain probiotics are in spore form — the form of probiotics that can survive the test of time, changing temperature, and harsh stomach acid.
Bringing more health to more people: for every bottle sold, SmartyPants makes a one-for-one nutrient grant to Vitamin Angels. Each grant provides a child in need with life changing vitamin A supplementation for one year. So far, they’ve helped over 2 million children, and they’re hoping to make 10 million grants by 2018!
How cool is that?
Learn more about SmartyPants kids probiotics here.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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