30x 1g powder sachets: Children’s probiotic powder
Gut-Buddies Infantis Complex (previously called Kids Gut Buddies) is a child-specific probiotic supplement in tasteless powder form, suitable for babies and children of all ages. It comes in easy-to-administer 1g sachets.
It contains 7 strains of naturally-occurring beneficial bacteria (1 billion organisms per sachet), including the child-specificBifidobacterium infantis strain, as well as the prebiotic fructooligosaccharides (FOS).
It is designed to support healthy levels of intestinal flora after a course of antibiotics or following a digestive upset.
It can also offer immunity support when babies, toddlers or young children return to playgroups or pre-school and germs and viruses can be prevalent.
30x 1g powder sachets
A specific combination of viable organisms from 7 live culture strains:
Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Streptococcus thermophilus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus bulgaricus and, notably, Bifidobacterium infantis – one of the dominant cultures in children.
Each sachet provides 1 billion live cultures, plus FOS (fructooligosaccharide) fibres.
Comes in easy-to-administer 1g sachets and in a tasteless powder form. The powder is easily dissolved in water, milk, juice or can be added to food. It can be taken alongside antibiotics, when travelling and as part of a healthy diet.
From birth onwards, this product can be given as a supplement. It is free from sugars, artificial flavours and colourings, which can be found in other children’s supplements and foods containing live cultures.
A live culture powder
Multi-strain formula – 1 billion strength
With the child-specific Bifidobacterium infantis strain
With FOS fibres
Suitable for children of all ages
Tasteless powder form
Easy-to-administer single serving sachets (so no clumping)
No need to refrigerate
Suitable for vegetarians
Make your own bio-live yoghurt!
Individual bacteria strains have different requirements to aid their growth in culture and the human gastrointestinal tract.
While Gut-Buddies Infantis Complex has not been produced with the primary purpose of being used as a ‘starter culture’ to make yoghurt or soured milk, we have successfully made yoghurt from it.
Our cultures grew within 24 hours – why not give it a go too?!
Top tips for a healthy children’s diet
What you feed your child can have a major effect on their health (particularly their digestive health and immunity) and long-term dietary habits.
For example, a sweet-tooth can be acquired at an early age, by eating sweeter and sweeter foods, but processed sugar is a highly toxic food. However, an existing sweet-tooth can be reversed (usually with a little resistance at first), by gradually reducing the level of sweetness in foods and drinks.
Try to avoid giving sweets, sweetened foods, cola and other sweetened drinks to children on a regular basis. Cola drinks are particularly bad because most contain caffeine, an addictive substance that can de-mineralise the body. Similarly, very few breakfast cereals are sugar-free – most processed cereals contain fast-releasing sugars and have added sugar (not to mention artificial additives, preservatives, colourings and flavourings).
An ideal nutritious snack for children, packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and dietary fibre, is fruit (especially berries), so try to make sure that you always have plenty of fruit on offer so that children can nibble as and when they are peckish.
Another good habit to develop early on is to regularly eat raw vegetables and salad foods, preferably at each meal. The younger this starts, the easier it will be to integrate into the long-term diet. Many vegetables (particularly organic produce) are naturally sweet and will therefore appeal more to a child’s palate. For example, carrots, corn and peas.
It is also worth remembering that children’s systems are very sensitive and react more readily to substances they are exposed to. Allergies start young and so, by paying close attention, you can find out what does and does not suit your child. For instance, many children have adverse reactions to food additives, sugar, dairy products, wheat and other gluten grains. Symptoms may include rashes, eczema, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach ache, wind, coughing, frequent sore throats, asthma and respiratory infections.
Optimum nutrition with ‘real food’ will support a child’s digestion, immune system and general health and well-being.
We offer FREE delivery on all Ireland & UK orders over €69.99. Shipping charges apply for Irish & UK orders under €69.99 and to international orders – see below.
Orders are shipped out either by Royal Mail 2nd class post, 2nd class Recorded Delivery or by courier (Interlink), depending on the value and weight (and at our discretion).
We ship orders every day from Monday to Friday (except for Public and Bank Holidays etc). Most orders placed before 10am Monday – Friday will be shipped the same day; all other orders will usually be shipped within 2 business days of the order being placed.
Please note: even if you elect to pay extra for 1st class post, this does not guarantee that your order will be shipped the same day or the next day. Also see the note below regarding Royal Mail delivery times.
Parcel sizes: most orders will NOT fit through a letter box slot. If you are not in to receive your order, please leave a note on your door for the postman to leave it with a neighbour or look for the Royal Mail “Not able to deliver” note and contact them ASAP for re-delivery, or the parcel will be sent back to us after 5 business days.
For UK orders, Royal Mail states that 1st class Mail is delivered between 1 and 2 business days and 2nd class Mail (including 2nd class Recorded Delivery) is delivered within 5 – 10 business days (see the Royal Mail website for full details).
Delivery to destinations outside the UK vary from 10 to 19 business days. Please see the Royal Mail website for details. Parcels may also be held up by customs.
If we decide to ship your UK order by courier (Interlink) because of its weight or value, you will receive a notification email and then a text message approximately 1 hour prior to delivery (if you provided the correct email address and mobile phone number). Delivery by courier normally takes place the next day.
Please note: We post orders as quickly as possible. However, the delivery times mentioned above are NOT guaranteed – they are just approximate times provided by the mail carriers. Once we pass an item to a mail delivery service company, we cannot control delays and delivery times. Whilst we are sorry for any inconvenience caused by delivery delays, we cannot take any responsibility for them – though we will, of course, do everything we can to help you get your order in the quickest possible time.
You will receive two emails after you have placed your order and provided us with a valid email address:
If your order appears to be late, please remember:
Please note: In some cases, Royal Mail do not leave an “unable to deliver” note. If your delivery has not arrived after 10 working days and you have not had an “unable to deliver” note left in your letter box, contact your local post office or Royal Mail collection depot immediately, as it will usually be awaiting collection there. If parcels are not collected within 7 working days, they are usually posted back to us. However, it takes around 30 days for us to receive returned parcels. In these circumstances, a delivery charge of €4.99 will apply to any orders that are required to be re-shipped to you.
Please refer to our Terms & Conditions.
The time period before Royal Mail will accept that an item has been lost is 19 business days from the delivery due date for UK mail, and approximately 29 days for mail posted to anywhere outside the UK.
When placing an order with us, please take care to provide your full and correct address. In the event of lost mail due to incorrect address details being provided, we will not be able to refund your shipping costs (if applicable). You will also be required to pay for a share of the re-stocking fee, which will be 25% of the amount you paid for the item(s) in your order.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are allowed to import any supplement you wish to purchase from the UK into your own country. If Customs officials in your country return your order to us, either because you did not have permission to import such supplements, or because such supplements are banned in your country, we will refund your order less the shipping costs incurred by us. Please check with your country’s Customs officials to make sure that you are permitted to import any supplement before purchasing.
Important notice: Customs, in rare instances, may confiscate shipments containing locally prohibited products from entering into their respective countries. In the unlikely event that your shipment is confiscated, we accept no financial responsibility, and therefore will not offer any refunds for your order.