Probiotic Powder

60 g Powder

Treehouse Probiotic Powder provides seven strains of friendly bacteria (probiotics) specially formulated to support the digestive health of young children. Probiotics also support the immune system, helping to reduce the risk of colds and certain infections. This neutral-tasting probiotic powder can be easily mixed into your little one’s juice or sprinkled onto food.

Recommended dosage (children 3 years and older): 1–3 grams (1 gram= 1/2 teaspoon) daily or as directed by a physician. Mix into juice, protein drinks or sprinkle on cereal or fruit. Take at least 2–3 hours before or after antibiotics.

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Additional Information

It is common for children to bring home a cold from their school or daycare. In young children, the immune and digestive systems are still developing. But, these systems can be strengthened by the billions of friendly bacteria that live in the digestive tract known as probiotics, meaning “for life”.

Probiotics aid in the digestion of food, generate important nutrients, stimulate the immune system, diminish allergic reactivity, neutralize toxins in the gut, and prevent the growth of undesirable microbes. Research shows that children who receive supplemental probiotics every day have fewer days of absence from daycare or school due to respiratory tract infections.

Treehouse Probiotic Powder provides four lactobacilli strains for small intestine care and three bifidobacteria strains for large intestine care, all specifically chosen to support the health of young children. Each gram of this neutral-tasting probiotic powder contains 3 billion active cells. It can be easily mixed into your little one’s juice or food. Great for kids 3 years and older.


Nutrition Facts

Each Gram Contains:
3 billion active cells* of the following strains of probiotics:
Lactobacillus rhamnosus 35% 1.05 billion cfu
Bifidobacterium bifidum 15% 0.45 billion cfu
Bifidobacterium breve 15% 0.45 billion cfu
Bifidobacterium longum
subsp. infantis
10% 0.30 billion cfu
Lactobacillus acidophilus 10% 0.30 billion cfu
Lactobacillus casei 10% 0.30 billion cfu
Lactobacillus fermentum 5% 0.15 billion cfu
cfu: colony forming units

Other Ingredients

Maltodextrin, silica, ascorbic acid.


Research in brief

Children who attend daycare centres have 1.5 to 3 times higher risk of gastrointestinal and respiratory tract infections than those who do not. Long-term regular consumption of probiotics resulted in fewer days of absence from daycare because of respiratory tract infections and fewer courses of antibiotics (Hatakka et al., 2001).

In a three-month study, children (aged 8–13 years) receiving probiotics had significantly lower risk of fever, cough, runny nose, and school absence related to the common cold compared to children in the placebo group (Rerksuppaphol, 2012).

Use of antibiotics can cause an imbalance of intestinal microflora, leading to antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). A study of infants (aged 5–24 months) receiving antibiotics found that supplementation of probiotics reduced the incidence of diarrhea to 7% versus 31% in the placebo group. Probiotics also reduced the rate of rotavirus-associated diarrhea, the most common cause of diarrhea in infants (Johnston et al., 2011).

Research References

Hatakka, K., Savilahti, E., Pönkä, A., Meurman, J., Poussa, T., Näse, L., Saxelin, M., Korpela, R. (2001, Jun 2). Effect of long-term consumption of probiotic milk on infections in children attending day care centres: double blind, randomised trial. BMJ, 322(7298):1327.

Johnston, B., Goldenberg, J., Vandvik, P., Sun, X., Guyatt, G. (2011). Probiotics for the prevention of pediatric antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, (11):CD004827.

Rerksuppaphol, S., Rerksuppaphol, L. (2012, Apr 16). Randomized controlled trial of probiotics to reduce common cold in schoolchildren. Pediatr Int. Apr 16.