(formerly GutPro Infant) - Expiry 28/02/22
Introducing our gentle, yet potent Infant Probiotic powder, with the same GutPro® Infant formula you know and love. Created in small batches especially for your baby's developing digestive system.
This pure, custom blend contains seven clinically-proven probiotic strains that are naturally found in healthy infants — to help colonize little intestines with beneficial bacteria from the get-go. It also supports immunity, may help with common baby digestive issues like reflux (GERD), occasional diarrhea and constipation, and even skin issues like eczema.*
Bifidobacterium infantis, a strain that dominates in breastfed babies' intestines, comprises 50% of our formula, as studies show it supports healthy digestion, growth and a robust immune system.*
Just as important, Smidge™ Infant Probiotic does not contain certain strains (or prebiotics) found in other commercial brands that can cause histamine intolerance, d-lactic acidosis or other adverse reactions.
You also won't find common allergens, additives or fillers.
To give you even more peace of mind, we hatched this clean Infant Probiotic blend following extensive research and feedback from certified doctors and health practitioners — and parents like you. Its strains are non-GMO and American Type Culture Collection certified, so all you get are safe, natural baby probiotics for your snuggly bundle of joy!
- Contains strains found in healthy infants
- Ideal starter probiotic
- Compatible with real food diets
- No additives/prebiotics
- Free of common allergens
What does Smidge™ Infant Probiotic do?
We conceived this formula to help your baby develop a healthy microbiome and to balance digestion.*
Our customers use Smidge Infant Probiotic for an array of reasons that rank high on the new-parent checklist: to colonize their babies' digestive tracts with beneficial bacteria and support immunity, to help with digestive issues such as acid reflux (GERD), occasional diarrhea or constipation in their kiddies. Or even to soothe common skin issues, like eczema.*
Our formula contains seven tested-and-true strains of human probiotics: B. infantis, B. bifidum, B. breve, B. longum, B. lactis, L. gasseri and L. salivarius.
Here's how probiotics can have a lifetime impact, according to published scientific studies:
The first bacteria to colonize an infant's gut affects the development of its digestive system. And healthy bacteria help babies develop a sophisticated, durable inner intestinal lining.*
Gut bacteria make it possible for babies to digest breast milk effectively, and gain the milk's full nutritional and microbial benefits.*
Probiotic bacteria can help babies make the transition to life outside the womb by supporting the immune system as it develops into a protective and well-regulated force.*
Research on infant microbiomes and the brain reveals that a healthy gut is critical for the development of a sharp, limber brain.*
Check out our ingredients section for more on the benefits of probiotics for babies.
While Smidge™ Infant Probiotic is intended for infants and tots (pitter patter!), teens and adults can use it too. Especially those with sensitive digestive systems.
Always start with a smidge! Use one Smidge™ spoonful (20 mg). Take once a day, with food, or as directed by a certified healthcare practitioner. (See "low and slow" note below.)
Product comes with a dosage spoon, so you can measure the perfect amount for your little nugget ;)
Start low and slow: Our supplements are premium, pure and potent. Therefore, it's critically important to start slowly, with a lower dosage than recommended. For example, a minimal dose every other day, or even once a week, until you can determine how the supplement affects your body and what feels right for you.
How to take: Use your mini dosage spoon to accurately measure your desired dose of probiotic powder. You can sprinkle Smidge™ Infant Probiotic on lukewarm or cold food. Or it can be mixed in breastmilk, formula, a smoothie or organic milk of choice. For toddlers and older children, the Infant Probiotic can be taken with an organic fat, like butter, ghee, emu oil or coconut oil. See dosage instructions above for more info.
Comes with a handy dosage spoon so you can measure the perfect amount for your little nugget ;)
Smidge™ Infant Probiotic powder requires refrigeration for long-term storage. Keep away from moisture. Can be kept at room temperature for up to two weeks while traveling.
We use a combination of shipping services with tracking to best serve our customers. Our goal is to get your package to you in the most efficient manner using the most cost effective method.
Smidge™ probiotics ship Monday and Tuesday using Australia Express or DHL Express services.
Smidge™ probiotics contain active freeze-dried bacteria, versus live cultures. Unlike live cultures, which can be destroyed in transit by heat, freeze-dried bacteria hold up well in warm weather, as they remain intact and stable with all of their beneficial properties. This means your probiotics will arrive in optimal condition. (Then once you receive your package, you can put them in the fridge.)
We use our chilled shipping pack at all times, which includes one or more ice packs (depending on the size of the order) and insulated packaging. These ice packs are not designed to stay cold during the entire shipment process, but do provide adequate protection. The ice packs may arrive warm, or even hot. This is normal and expected, but does not reduce the potency. Our Cold Pack Shipper also works well for our other products that are kept in cold storage.
B. infantis is a folate-producing beneficial bacteria, primarily found in the gastrointestinal tracts of healthy infants (and human mouths). It seems to play a critical role in establishing a healthy intestinal lining and a robust and well-regulated immune system.* Research has also linked B. infantis to helping mitigate inflammation in the digestive system and throughout the body, stating that it may reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines.* Research suggests B. infantis regulates the production of tryptophan, which is the precursor for serotonin (the neurotransmitter associated with a sense of satisfaction and happiness).* A note on folate: it's one of the B vitamins responsible for tissue growth and cell function.*
Bifidobacteria are a group of bacteria that typically live in the human intestines and stomach, that help to perform essential functions like digestion and the maintenance of beneficial bacteria. One study suggests that B. bifidum may support immunity by staving off colds and touches of the flu in the winter months. Another clinical study indicates B. bifidum may help with abdominal discomfort caused by gas and bloating.* And yet another study states that B. bifidum can help with occasional diarrhea.* Clinical research suggests that B. bifidum can help maintain comfortable joint movement.* There's also a correlation to improved mental health (boosting mood and easing anxiety), as bifidobacterium is classified as a "psychobiotic", which affects central nervous system-related functions and behaviors mediated by the gut-brain-axis.
One of the first bacteria to colonize our bodies at birth, B. longum has been associated with helping to digest milk and other challenging foods, as it produces lactic acid from the fermentation of sugar in the gut.* Research suggests that B. longum may support immunity and growth in children.* It's also linked to helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels already within a normal range.* And it's been studied to help alleviate stress.
L. salivarius is one of the most prevalent probiotic species in human saliva. It produces organic acids, such as lactic acid and acetic acid from carbohydrates. L. salivarius seems to help keep the microbial population in the mouth healthy.* Also, several clinical trials indicate that L. salivarius seems to help support the immune system and, as a result, support healthy skin.* Importantly, researchers state that it may keep the vagina healthy and comfortable by promoting a healthy pH balance.*
B. breve is one of the most helpful probiotic bacteria in the human body due to its unique ability to compete with harmful bacteria by digesting a large variety of molecules. It's also prevalent in the colons of breastfed babies. B. breve is linked to helping with occasional constipation in children.* And when combined with a gluten-free (real food) diet, B. breve promotes microbial balance in the digestive tracts of children.* B. breve seems to play a role in helping to establish a healthy microbiome, based on trials involving preterm babies. And, clinical research suggests it may be useful in recolonizing the guts of children who have undergone chemotherapy.*
A transient probiotic bacteria that inhabit the human intestines and the colon, B. lactis breaks down body waste and aids in the absorption of various vitamins and minerals.* One study showed that B. lactis helped preterm babies gain weight and helped develop their immune systems.* Beyond the babies, extensive research has shown that B. lactis is useful when it comes to abdominal comfort and proper digestion, helping to get the colon in shape and making occasional constipation a thing of the past.* Notably, preliminary lab research indicates B. lactis shows exciting potential in neutralizing certain issues associated with wheat.*
L. gasseri is naturally found in the human digestive and urinary tracts. It's been shown in clinical trials to help people lose weight.* Preliminary research indicates that L. gasseri may inhibit inflammation signaling at the genetic level.* L. gasseri may also support healthy cholesterol levels already within a normal range.*