Microbiome balance at an early age has a significant effect on the health status of a child and, later on, an adult. In general - the microbiome affects overall immunity. The main role of normal intestinal microflora involves the prevention of growth and proliferation of harmful micro-organisms.
At birth, there are no microbes in the gastrointestinal tract of a child and the immune system is also very “fresh” and undeveloped. During first contact with the surrounding environment, microbes come into contact with the skin and then enter the gastrointestinal tract as well, and the response of the immune system starts to develop. The substances produced by microbes directly affect the immune system, thus training it. The immune cells learn to cope with the substances produced by the microbes, which later affects the ability of the body to combat more serious attackers and fight diseases. This is why skin contact between the child and the mother is essential - the child receives their mother’s microbiome.
The early infant period is critical for the development of a child’s microbiome, and disruptions to this process can cause immune diseases such as food allergies, atopic dermatitis, asthma, etc.
The micro-organisms that first enter the body of the infant settle there and affect the health of a person in the long run, therefore childbirth and the first six months of life after birth are critical.
Pre-requisites for the development of a “healthy” biome:
- vaginal delivery
- skin to skin contact
- breastfeeding from birth till the age of 6 months (WHO recommendation)
- avoiding the use of antibiotics (with thorough evaluation of the risk and benefit ratio in each individual case).
The more sterile the environment in which the child is born and grows up, and the more it differs from what is natural, the more severe forms of allergy that the child can develop. Taking care of a healthy microbiome involves letting children come into direct contact with the rural environment and places beyond the urban environment.
When the child starts attending kindergarten and school, they are exposed to the irritants of the external environment on a daily basis, which significantly affects their health - their menu, habits and behaviours change.
The surrounding environment and daily stress affects the operation of the gastrointestinal tract - constipation and irregular bowel movement may develop, as well as the body may fail to receive the required nutrients.
To grow and develop comprehensively, a child needs healthy food - food that is rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre. The uptake of fibre affects the ability of the body to absorb nutrients. Fibre ensures peristalsis of the gastrointestinal tract and a healthy microbiome. The microbiome affects the physical and psychological development of the child.
By including the new generation RTS FIBER fibre complex into the daily menu, the function of the gastrointestinal tract is improved, regular bowel movements are ensured, the body is supplied with the required vitamins and minerals, and a healthy microbiome is restored, as a result of which the natural defences of the body are enhanced. The craving for sweets is reduced.
RTS FIBER can be used by children from 3 years of age. It can be added to breakfast cereals, milk or yoghurt (unsweetened).
The daily dose for children aged 3 to 7 is 5 g. The daily dose for children aged 7 to 12 is 10 g. May be used for long periods of time.