We learn from some study that for healthy adults, some combinations of Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus pracasei may reduce the risk of cold rate 55%, compared to 67% of those received placebo group. Not just the occurrence rate, the cold symptoms duration was also lower, it lasted 6.2 days compared 8.6 days for those received placebo group. How to find the best probiotics for infant/kid’s cold?
Either for short term use of probiotics or long period (over 6 months) intake of some certain strain probiotics will be helpful for the kid in the incidence of all kinds of cold symptoms, like fever, coughing, runny nose even acute respiratory infection.
The researcher showed some statistical significant difference in one study in Ukraine. Even a short-term intake of probiotics will help the children aged from 3 to 12 who took Lactobacillus acidophilus (in 1 billion cells) and Bifidobacterium lactis (in 4 billion cells) mixed as powder. They started to take probiotics with 50 mg prebiotic at the first day that a family member appeared to have sick symptom. As a result, after two weeks intake or lasted to the end of any symptom the children may developed, totally 57% of children in the probiotic group vs. 65% in placebo group who developed acute respiratory infections. There was one significant difference for the duration of the infection, 5 days in probiotics group vs. 7 days in placebo group. Meanwhile the severity of the infection was reduced significantly in probiotics group than those in placebo group.
That’s why we always try to find the best probiotic for infant/kid.
In long period study happened in China, for the kids from 3 to 5, taking a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus (5 billion cells daily) and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis (5 billion cells daily) from November to May totally 6 months, was shown that the incidence of fever reduce by 73%, 59% for runny nose, 62% for coughing. At the same time, the duration of these symptoms were reduced by 48%.