The Link Between Kids Gut Health And Their Immune System

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Looking after your children’s gut health is crucial to supporting their immune defences this winter, especially if they’re attending school or day-care.

Find out how Lifestream makes this easy with Kiwi Gold Biotics+.

Immunity and your gut

Did you know that 70% – 80% of your immune cells live in the gut?

The gut, or intestinal tract, is a group of organs that run through the middle of the body from your mouth and goes all the way down to the bowels. It includes the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and anus.

Inside the gut, along with immune cells live gut bacteria (also known as microbes). Both of these work together to try and defend your body against unwanted invaders such as unwelcome bacteria and viruses. The microbes also work with digestive enzymes to help extract and absorb all the good stuff from your food and aid in the formation of more beneficial bacteria.

Give their gut a helping hand

There are some simple things you can do to help your children’s good gut bugs and digestive enzymes do their job.

Offer a diet that contains whole grains along with fresh whole raw fruits and vegetables each day which, along with being a good source of nutrients for the microbiome in your gut, are also high in fibre which has several beneficial outcomes. Fermented foods such as yoghurt, kefir, kimchi, and sauerkraut are also great for your gut as they contain some live, good bacteria.

Avoid processed foods, refined sugars, carbohydrates, and trans fats that are found in processed foods. Saturated fat is found in dairy and red meat so reducing consumption of these is also good for their gut health.

Make it easy with Kiwi Gold Biotics+


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It’s not easy to eat in a way that supports gut health all the time – especially if you’re trying to feed fussy, busy children.

Lifestream makes this easy with Kiwi Gold Biotics+. New Zealand grown gold kiwifruit has been scientifically researched to increase the good bacteria in our gut, helping to restore a healthy gut microbiome. So Lifestream has created a natural plant-based chewable tablet for kids made with the wholefood, nutrient-rich goodness of New Zealand-grown gold kiwifruit including its unique prebiotic action, with added probiotics to support kids’ immune defences, gut microbiome balance, digestion, bowel regularity and intestinal health.

The marvellous benefits of kiwifruit

Kiwifruit may be small in size but it’s actually one of the most nutrient-dense fruits in the world! Kiwifruit is exceptionally high in vitamin C, compared to other fruits, providing over 80% of the average daily vitamin C needs. Vitamin C is essential for supporting immune system health, which can help to reduce the severity and duration of a cold. Vitamin C is also known to support your cells from oxidative damage.

The mighty kiwifruit is also high in fibre which is known to support children experiencing constipation and can help to restore the regularity of their bowel movements.

Lifestream’s Kiwi Gold Biotics+ makes it easy for children to take in the wholefood nutrients and benefits of kiwifruit. Plus, it has added probiotics to further support kids’ immunity defences, digestion, bowel regularity and intestinal health – naturally.

Kiwi Gold Biotics+ is non-GMO, and contains no artificial colours, flavours, sugar, sweeteners or preservatives. Children aged 3-12 years can take one chewable tablet a day, or you can crush the tablet and add it to cold food or drinks for children under 3 years.

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Kiwi Gold Biotics+ contains award-winning Livaux®  which was the winner of the “Ingredient of the Year: Prebiotic award” at the NutraIngredients Europe Awards 2022.

Lifestream for 40 years

Lifestream have been supporting Kiwis to enjoy a healthier life for over 40-years and is arguably New Zealand’s most trusted source of plant-based supplements.

It all started when founder Michael Henrickson, a true believer in plant-based health and wellness, discovered Spirulina and believed in its power so much he negotiated the rights to introduce it to New Zealand and Australia in 1980. Lifestream pioneered Spirulina and Aloe Vera in the early 80’s and has since developed a stellar lineup of plant-based vitamins and supplements, anchored in its belief in the power of plant-based nutrition long before it became the global movement it is today. They are also proud that the pottles their products come in are made from plant-based plastic, that’s made from a renewable source and 100% kerbside recyclable.

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