SCHOOL’S BACK IN SESSION—AND SO IS SICKNESS

Classrooms are filled with germs—here’s something we can do to help boost our children’s defenses*

With a tear in your eye and pride in your heart, you’ve sent your child back to school. Like the good parent you are, you’ve done all you can to get them ready for the new school year, but there’s one thing your wee one might not be ready for: classroom illnesses.

Kids are right – Classrooms can be full of cooties

It makes sense: put a dozen or so kids in a room and they’re bound to share more than just pencils and crayons. Pinkeye, strep throat, the flu—there’s a whole host of diseases school-age kids pass around when they head back to the classroom. These bugs come at a serious cost —22 million school days are lost each year to the common cold. If children don’t go to class, they can easily fall behind in school.

Studies show that kids who stay healthier are the best learners, so if you want your child to rocket to the head of the class, you need to boost their immune system so they can better battle the bugs. Here’s some good news: probiotics can help! About 70% of our immunity actually comes from our guts. By increasing your child’s gut health, you’ll be both boosting their defenses against common classroom bugs, and giving them long-term health for years to come.*

 

Waging war against back-to-school bugs

Hand sanitizer is a common back-to-school supply these days. Sadly, research shows using the alcohol-based stuff has little to no effect in reducing illness absences. On the other hand, probiotics (beneficial live bacteria that live inside us) can pack a healthy punch. Doctors tell us these microscopic warriors benefit everyone, but can be especially great for kids. Some findings show the benefits of probiotics could even lead to boosted brain function and improved mood.*

Not just any old probiotics will do, though—picking the perfect probiotic for your child is key. Sorting through the crowd can make a mom or dad dizzy. Some products boast a high bacterial count—but a high number doesn’t necessarily equal high effectiveness. Too much of a probiotic strain (or the wrong one) can actually hurt, not help, your child. And, amazingly, some makers use manufacturing processes that wreck the effectiveness of the probiotics inside the jar.

 

Building superhero immunity

LoveBug Probiotics, though, are a different story. The company works to ensure their probiotic products are highly effective—and, with studies showing its special BIO-tract technology delivers up to 15 times more helpful bugs than other brands, the hard work has paid off. Their proprietary blend of probiotic strains, scientists have discovered, is the ideal mix for promoting microbial diversity in people of all ages. The star of the show is Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG—this powerhouse strain has been shown to help prevent gastrointestinal and respiratory tract infections in children so they’re less likely to stay home sick. More good news: the strain has been shown to help build superhero immune systems, so your child can continue to enjoy great health as they get older, too.

Because your kid is special, LoveBug offers products made especially for boosting children’s gut health. Little Ones, for kids 4 and older, blends five strains in easy-to-swallow spheres. For preschoolers and younger, Tiny Tummies puts potent probiotics in convenient single-serve powder packets. Both of these children’s probiotics have the power to start your child’s school year out strong, and help moms like you earn an A in healthy kids.

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