Review: Florastor Kids
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Jan 6 2012

Review: Florastor Kids

Probiotics are microorganisms that are believed to help keep your digestive system healthy.  I had never thought about taking probiotics until I had GI issues and started the gluten-free diet.  Over the years I have taken a few different kinds or have eaten yogurt to make sure that the balance in my system is as close to “normal” as possible.  Probiotics are found in yogurt, kefir, juice, pill form and powders.

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I was introduced to Florastor by Hannah’s pediatrician a few weeks ago when she was fighting a very stubborn stomach virus.  There are both kids and adult versions available, so I bought her the kids version.  Florastor is a little different than other probiotics: it is yeast as opposed to bacterial organisms.  There are several benefits that stand out to me regarding Florastor (yeast) over the traditional probiotics.

  • Not affected by antibiotics
  • Larger cell size for increased gut coverage
  • Survives gastric acids to keep intestines functioning well

More about Florastor:

#1 Probiotic Worldwide*¹

Florastor is the world’s most widely used probiotic, because it works. Florastor contains Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, a friendly yeast. Florastor is beneficial for people who look to promote intestinal health, and keep their intestines functioning well. Florastor will naturally help maintain the balance of the intestinal flora so you are free to enjoy all that life has to offer.

Doctor Recommended

Florastor is recommended by doctors around the world for over 50 years. That’s why Florastor is the number #1 probiotic worldwide*1.

Trusted Since 1953

Florastor has been studied and trusted since 1953. Florastor is trusted in more than 100 countries and has been promoting intestinal health  in adults and children for over 50 years. With only rare instances of side effects, less than 1%  of patients report constipation or thirst.

Kid Friendly

Infants as young as two months can take Florastor®Kids, which is available as a kid-friendly tutti-frutti flavored powder packet. Once Florastor has done its job, the body naturally eliminates the friendly- yeast in Florastor within 5 to 7 days after stopping use2.

*Best-selling probiotic worldwide. Available in over 100 countries. Studied and trusted since 1953.

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.

Since we bought the kids version, we had little packets of powder that could be mixed in with food or drink (not carbonated).  Hannah didn’t care for it mixed with water, but didn’t mind it (read: she didn’t know about it) in her food.  I have also mixed a couple of packets into my food without really being able to detect that it is there.

Florastor contains 250 mg of active Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, a non-pathogenic yeast, found naturally on the skin of tropical fruit.  It is free of the following (though may contain trace amounts of soy):

  • corn
  • egg protein
  • gluten
  • milk protein
  • meat
  • fish
  • nuts
  • shellfish
  • latex

A box of the powder packets (10 = 5 days) cost $13.99 at my local grocery store.  I did have to ask the pharmacist to get it for me, as they kept it behind the counter.  I did not need a prescription.  To see where you can find Florastor near you, click hereHave you tried Florastor?  Do you take probiotics?

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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