According to the World Health Organization, ‘good bacteria' are considered to be “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. Probiotics is an ideal protection against bacterial infection.
Natural Health News When a child has atopic dermatitis, parents can struggle to help them find relief.
A recent study explored the role that a variety of supplements could have in the prevention and treatment of this common skin condition, which is a type of eczema.
Previous evidence has suggested that probiotics could help preventing atopic eczema syndrome in children. In addition, infants may benefit when their mothers take probiotics during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Writing in the journal JAMA Dermatology researchers reviewed what they considered 21 high quality studies involving with nearly 7000 participants (pregnant or breast-feeding mothers, or children younger than three years old) that involved the use of:
- Prebiotics: substances that help feed and encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gut
- Probiotics: Supplements that top up the good or friendly bacteria found naturally in the gut
- Baby formulas
- Fatty acid supplements
Compared with a control group that did not take supplements they …