This week, we spoke with the team at ProVen Probiotics to seek a bit of advice on how to keep children healthy as they head back to school for the new school term. Here’s what they had to say…

Immunity is going to be a key concern for parents as school re-starts this September, as Covid-19 has heightened anxieties about contracting viruses and their consequences.

What can parents do to keep their children healthy?

Plenty of sleep, staying active and following a nutrient and vitamin dense diet are all super important for a healthy immune system. However, in real life, getting children to maintain a healthy routine can be difficult – and that’s why adding an effective immune-boosting probiotic supplement, such as ProVen Fit for School, to your children’s diet can make all the difference in helping to keep those back-to-school germs at bay.

Did you know that around 80% of our immune cells reside in our gut? And our microbiome is a key part of this gut immune system, so it is important for kids to have a healthy balance of good bacteria, which can be supported by taking probiotics.

There have been many studies demonstrating the effectiveness of probiotics in protecting us against common respiratory viruses, which children are particularly susceptible to due to the immaturity of their immune systems. White bloods cells are the guardians of the immune system and probiotics have been shown to be able to impact these cells, helping them to hunt down and destroy invading viruses and bacteria.

The Fit for School supplement from ProVen Probiotics is a delicious strawberry- flavoured chewable tablet, which contains 12.5 billion of the unique Lab4 Acidophilus and Bifidus friendly bacteria.  Combined with Vitamin C, it is perfect to support your child’s immune function.

With two compelling published clinical studies demonstrating the effectiveness of the Fit for School supplement, you can be sure that you are choosing the best for your children. The findings of these studies confirmed that the ProVen Fit for School probiotic reduced incidence of coughs and colds by half. This led to a 30% reduction in absenteeism from school, over 43% less visits to the doctor and a 27% reduction in the need for antibiotics.

ProVen’s Fit for School (RRP £14.95) is available from Boots and from provenprobiotics.co.uk

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