By Lynda Robbins, UP4™ Probiotics Education Specialist
As a child, I suffered horribly with skin issues. I’m going to date myself here and tell you that “back then” probiotics were sitting in a time capsule in the distant future (not too distant…I’m not THAT old!) waiting for the lid to be opened and probiotics supplements to be launched by our founder and probiotics pioneer Dr. Dash of UAS Labs. If probiotics had been available, I may not have been dragged by my parents to multiple Dermatologists who prescribed gooey, sticky, greasy and oftentimes smelly topical preparations that at best helped to relieve the constant itching and burning of my skin for only about 20 minutes after applying these creams, lotions and potions.
Summertime was when I experienced the most severe skin rash outbreaks. I recollect that the increase of the red, itchy, rash like bumps was in direct relation to the amount of time I spent playing outdoors and sweating in the heat, which was a significant amount of time. Remember, this was “way back” (oops…dating myself again!) when it was safe for kids to play outside without parental supervision. My mom took advantage of that safety net and scooted me and my siblings out of the house soon after breakfast and we often didn’t reappear until dinnertime. I spent many hot summer days scratching and nearly tearing my skin apart until it bled and feeling embarrassed by the unsightly, ugly rashes that spread all over my body.
Fast forward several years (well…some years!) to present time and UP4™ Probiotics with 35 plus years of Gold Standard Clinical studies on our finished formulations. Fortunately, children today who are prone to skin health issues need not suffer as I did. UP4™ Children’s Probiotic Supplement in powder form for Ages 1+ has been clinically proven to support the health of the largest organ, the skin, in double-blind, placebo controlled clinical studies, as well as supporting digestive, respiratory and immune health. This easy-to-mix, unflavored, unsweetened powder can be added to water, milk, juice, smoothies, applesauce, cereals, baby food, and just about anything else you can think of. UP4™ Children’s is formulated with 80% Bifidobacteria and 20% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1 to help restore healthy levels of microflora in a child’s gut. At a dose of ¼ teaspoon per day, UP4™ Probiotics Children’s Powder is a simple and clinically proven solution for supporting skin health in children.
Spend time with your children playing outdoors this summer. Swim, splash, run in the grass, smell the flowers, have a picnic, let the skin sweat and enjoy A Happier Inside™!