There are 5 components to consider when determining whether you're looking at a McDonalds' probiotic, or a ‘fancy steakhouse’ probiotic designed specifically for children with Autism/ADHD.
1. Strain Diversity and Strength
➡️ Most probiotics contain 3 strains and 5 billion CFU’s (Colony-Forming Units).
➡️ Children with Autism/ADHD need a stronger and more diverse probiotic. Look for one with at least 10 strains and 10 billion CFU’s.
2. Look for a Probiotic that Contains a Strain Known as "L Reuteri"
➡️ This is a vital ingredient for children with Autism/ADHD. In a recent study, researchers found that by feeding the probiotic Lactobacillus Reuteri to mice with autism-like behaviors, improved their sociability while increasing the number of oxytocin-producing neurons (a hormone associated with social behavior) in their brains.
➡️ It also improved signs of brain plasticity – the brain’s ability to form new connections that foster learning.
3. Easy to Consume
➡️ The probiotic can only work if the child consistently takes it on a daily basis. Look for the option of a flavorless powder that can be mixed into juice or smoothies so that your child can drink it and not even know it.
4. Research Shows that Healing the Lining of the Gut is Extremely Important in Reducing Inflammation. Most Probiotics Only Contain Strains of Good Bacteria, and Some May Even Have Prebiotics
➡️ Be sure that the probiotic contains ingredients that help heal the gut lining, prebiotics, and digestive enzymes to help the body absorb nutrients.
5. Buy From Companies Who Believe in Their Products. The Way to Tell Who Truly Stands Behind Their Products is by Their Guarantee..
➡️ Most companies offer a 30 or 60-day money-back guarantee.
➡️ The companies who genuinely believe in their product, its quality, and effectiveness offer 90-day money-back guarantee.
If you can find a probiotic that contains all 5 of those components, you’re going to be Golden.