Abbott India launches digestive health supplement for children

12 October 2020 | News

It provides the advantages of a trusted prebiotic and encourages the growth of good bacteria in the digestive system while reducing levels of unfriendly bacteria image credit- medplusmart image credit- medplusmart

Abbott has recently launched Duphalac Bears in India, a new product featuring fruit-flavoured gummy bears designed to support children’s digestive health, helping them live healthier lives.

Duphalac Bears, launched in strawberry fruit flavour, is a food supplement and meets FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) regulations. It provides the advantages of a trusted prebiotic and encourages the growth of good bacteria in the digestive system while reducing levels of unfriendly bacteria.

In addition to helping raise levels of good bacteria in the gut, Duphalac Bears contains lactulose, a prebiotic derived from milk, that promotes gastrointestinal health. The prevalence of childhood constipation ranges between 0.7 per cent & 29.6 per cent, and most cases tend to occur during the age of toilet training, when children are two to three years old.

“Multiple factors can trigger childhood constipation, including rushed morning routines, difficult toilet training periods and poor diets. Though it can be treated effectively, our research shows that only 30 per cent of parents consult a doctor on time. Pediatricians also observe that children undergoing treatment frequently have a relapse, usually due to non-adherence,” said Dr Srirupa Das, Medical Director, Abbott India. “A healthy digestive system is paramount to children’s physical growth and mental development. The launch of Duphalac Bears is an important and innovative step in supporting children’s digestive health, so that they can thrive and take part in activities they enjoy doing,” she added.

The digestive system is home to trillions of bacteria, some of which are a key part of digestive health as they can help process food. These ‘friendly’ bacteria are nourished by prebiotics such as lactulose, which promotes a healthy intestinal balance for children.

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