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Synbiotic is a Mean to Prevent Allergy in Children

Posted: April 6th 2016

Your child’s immune system starts from a healthy digestive system. This is fully supported by the consumption of daily intake. One intake that has good benefits for your child’s digestive system is the content of synbiotics.

Synbiotics, which are a combination of FOS: GOS prebiotics, and B.breve probiotics, are also closely related to reducing the risk of allergies in children in general. So, let’s find out what is the importance of synbiotic intake for your child.

Synbiotics and their role in preventing the risk of allergies in children

Synbiotics are a combination of prebiotics and probiotics. This content has a dual role in protecting the digestive health of your child and also prevents the risk of allergies in your child’s body. Some growth milk products include synbiotics because they provide benefits in supporting the child’s overall health.

Based on the journal Dietary in Gastrointestinal Disease, in general, synbiotics bring the following benefits.

  • Increase survival and strengthen good bacteria to survive in the large intestine
  • Stimulate the growth of good bacteria or probiotics in the large intestine
  • Improve the composition of bacteria in the digestive tract

The role of the synbiotics above is certainly supported by the benefits of prebiotic and probiotic content to improve the health of the child’s digestive system through the presence of two bacteria in the intestine, namely Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Both need to be kept in balance in order to nourish the digestive tract which has an impact on the immune system, especially in preventing the risk of allergies in children.

Now you know the benefits of synbiotics in preventing the risk of allergies in children. Not only that, but synbiotics also have a role in protecting children’s digestion by increasing good bacteria and inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria that cause disease, such as diarrhea.

Although they have the same role, they have fundamental differences. So, what is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics in synbiotics?


Prebiotics are a food source for good bacteria in the digestive system, which plays a role in stimulating the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics are easy to find in fibrous foods and these herbs.

  • Banana
  • Garlic
  • Shallot
  • Asparagus
  • Oats
  • Berries
  • Peas


Probiotics are microorganisms or collections of bacteria that live in the digestive system. However, probiotics are also cultivated in the laboratory and used as an ingredient in supplements and dairy products. The main function of probiotics is to increase the population of good bacteria in the gut.

The following foods contain probiotics:

  • Miso
  • Kimchi
  • Kombucha
  • Kefir
  • Yogurt

In addition to food, prebiotics and probiotics that work together to become synbiotics are also present in growth milk, which contains a combination of FOS prebiotics: GOS and B.breve probiotics. With the intake of synbiotics (a combination of prebiotics and probiotics), your baby’s digestive tract health is maintained so that they can support their immune strength.

The benefits of synbiotics to prevent the risk of allergies in children

The emergence of this allergic reaction is due to an excessive immune system. Immune considers that there are foreign substances that must be resisted from food or drink consumed by children.

However, this can be anticipated through the intake of synbiotics, a combination of prebiotics and probiotics, which have benefits in counteracting the risk of children’s allergies.

As mentioned in the World Allergy Organization Journal, children who have no history of allergies in their family have a 10 percent chance of experiencing allergies. Meanwhile, children with a history of allergies in their family have a greater chance, about 20 to 30 percent.

However, Mother, don’t worry too much. This allergic reaction can be anticipated before it occurs with the synbiotic content in milk. Synbiotics contain prebiotics and probiotics, so they can potentially minimize the risk of allergic reactions.

Prebiotic FOS: GOS in synbiotics, has the potential to prevent allergies. Prebiotics has immunomodulating abilities, namely optimizing the body’s immune response. Prebiotics stimulate the growth of probiotics or good bacteria. The growth of these good bacteria contributes to suppressing any allergic reactions that may occur.

In other studies, it is said that probiotics are also believed to be able to prevent the risk of allergies in children. Probiotic intake can increase the population of good bacteria.

Good bacteria (probiotics) such as B.breve work directly with the immune system to increase the response of immune cells. This immune system is responsible for fighting off the body’s real enemies that cause disease. That way, he “doesn’t go wrong” causing an allergic reaction.

Well, prevention of this allergy can be done by giving growth milk containing synbiotics to your child. Before you know, not all synbiotic content is the same. Choose a synbiotic content that has been patented and has clinical evidence to reduce your baby’s allergies, namely a combination of FOS prebiotics: GOS and B.breve probiotics. Synbiotics with a combination of FOS: GOS and B. Breve work optimally to reduce the risk of allergies in children.

That way, the benefits of this synbiotic have a good effect in strengthening the child’s immune system, which is also supported by healthy digestion. So that he does not get sick easily and supports immune work in reducing the risk of allergies.

Giving milk with synbiotics

To get the benefits of this synbiotic, you can give growth milk that contains FOS: GOS (prebiotics) and B. Breve (probiotics). The two of them work well together in keeping your child healthy. However, don’t forget to consult a pediatrician before giving milk.

In order for your child’s digestion to be healthy, you must support your overall health. If your child is healthy, of course, his growth and development will also go well. May your child always be healthy, Mom.

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