The ProChild Study
Probiotics and vitamin C for the prevention of respiratory tract infections in children attending preschool: a randomised controlled pilot study
This pilot study investigated the efficacy of a probiotic consortium (Lab4) in combination with vitamin C in the prevention of respiratory tract infections in children attending preschool facilities.
The Lab4 probiotics in combination with a low dose of vitamin C significantly reduced the incidence (by 33%) and duration (by 49%) of colds and coughs in children 3 to 6 years old.
The incidence of absence from preschool was significantly reduced by 30%.
This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study investigated the efficacy of Lab4 probiotics with vitamin C in significantly reducing the symptoms of coughs and colds in young children, who are the most susceptible age group.