The Importance of Digestive Health for Kids

Is maintaining your children’s optimal health a challenge for you? Do they have good attendance and are they motivated in school? Do you struggle with picky eaters? Many children do not receive enough friendly, helpful probiotic bacteria from the foods they eat. This can have a negative impact on their behavior, immune system function, and overall academic performance.

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  • 70% of our immune system resides in the gut.

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  • Most children develop at least six to eight colds a year.

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  • The majority of school-aged children miss up to five days of school per year due to illness.

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  • Repeated absenteeism can negatively affect academic performance.

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  • Healthier kids have fewer behavioral problems.

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  • Research has shown that certain strains of probiotics support ear, nose, and throat health.

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  • They're alive! Probiotics are live microorganisms.

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  • Foods that may contain friendly probiotic bacteria: yogurt, soft cheeses, and sourdough bread.

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What if your kids aren't getting all the probiotics they need from what they eat?


  • Support a healthy balance of intestinal flora*
  • Enhance nutrient absorption*
  • Promote healthy immune system function*
  • Assist in ridding the body of waste*

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Which supplement is right for your child?

To support oral wellness* - OralBiotic

  • Clinically shown to support maintenance of mouth, ear, nose & throat health in children*
  • Helps maintain the natural defense system Of the body's main entry point—the mouth*'
  • Gluten-free lozenges
  • Dissolvable

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To support gastrointestinal health and a healthy immune system* - BerryDophilus

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  • With 2 billion Colony Forming Units from a combination of 10 probiotic bacterial strains

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  • Helps to create a favorable environment for absorption of nutrients*

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  • Vegetarian/vegan, made without Gluten

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  • Sweetened with Xylitol - won't harm teeth

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  • Certified Kosher

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To support complete digestion of meals* - ChewyZymes™

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  • Enzymes that promote the body's absorption and full use of food*

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  • Shown to remain active, even in the acid environment of the stomach

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  • Vegetarian/vegan, made without Gluten

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  • Non-GMO

NOW is a family-owned company and a leader in the natural products industry, committed to offering high-quality, natural, and affordable products. NOW's extensive line of more than 900 supplements offer innovative formulations at a great value.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.