New research, published in the Journal of Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety, highlights the importance of probiotics in treating sore throats and infections in children. During the study, children received a lozenge coated with the probiotic Streptococcus salivarius by Stratum Nutrition. Researchers found that the probiotic lozenge reduced sore throats by 96% and viral infections by 80%. Further, the number of missed school days dropped from 228 to 16. Overall, the study contributes to a growing awareness among scientists and the public about the healing power of probiotics for immune support in addition to its well-known benefits for yeast infections and intestinal health, including conditions such as irritable bowel, constipation, Crohn’s disease, and diverticular disease.
Source: New Hope 360