Why are there ingredients in breast milk that your baby can’t digest?
Of course, breast milk is the optimal nutrition for baby, yet until recently it’s been unclear why breast milk’s third most abundant nutrient is indigestible. 26
Our founders, world-renowned experts in the infant gut microbiome and its critical interaction with human breast milk, set out to solve this question, the paradox of breast milk.
The results of over a decade of research and clinical trials at The University of California created Evivo. Our scientists discovered that these nutrients in breast milk, or prebiotics, have evolved over millions of years to become the perfect nutrition for B. infantis, the key good gut bacteria.16 B. infantis is critical during the crucial early months of life when baby’s metabolism and immune system are developing.13,31 Why is this important? It improves and protects baby’s gut microbiome. (Good job, B. infantis!)
These amazing breast milk nutrients, Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs), feed B. infantis, and B. infantis returns the favor by transforming the HMOs so they can serve as valuable nutrition for your baby. Win/Win.8,12
So here’s where introducing B. infantis to your baby’s gut is critical. A healthy baby gut is linked to a healthy baby metabolism and immune system.9,11
B. infantis is the good bacteria that minimizes the potentially harmful ones—especially those that are linked to a higher risk for conditions like colic, eczema, allergies, obesity, and diabetes.10 Additionally, research has shown that when B. infantis flourishes in baby’s gut, baby has fewer and better-formed poops.
Historically, the baby's gut microbiomes were dominated by Bifidobacteria. The baby gut is closest to its original, natural state when this good bacteria is present and working to keep many other strains of harmful bacteria from growing.
So we know that B. infantis, the key Bifidobacterium, is vital in building a strong foundation of good bacteria for your healthy baby. Here’s the problem. Unfortunately, due to modern medical practices and lifestyles, the vast majority (97%)2,16 of American babies no longer have it. And that’s why moms like you want to find a way to restore it in your baby’s gut right from the start, so yours can be a healthy baby from Day 1.
Incidence of atopic dermatitis in infants born between 1960 and 2000 has risen five-fold.33
Type 1 diabetes incidence has increased five-fold in children from developed countries versus those from developing countries.21
Childhood obesity prevalence in the U.S. has risen two- to three-fold since 1970.14,15
So B. infantis is missing in a majority of infants. Even 100 years ago, scientists demonstrated that Bifidobacterium dominated the gut of babies consuming breast milk. Today, this is no longer the case. Where did it go?28,29
Let’s make it clear- no one is to blame. Recent studies suggest that the vast majority of today’s moms are no longer passing the beneficial B. infantis bacteria to their babies at birth. Many of these moms lack it themselves because the cycle has been broken over generations.
The last 100 years have been a time of rapid change and innovation. Modern medicine has seen breakthroughs that have been life-changing and even life-saving for many people: cesarean sections, antibiotics, and formula-feeding, to name a few.38,39,40, An unintended consequence of each of these medical breakthroughs has been an interruption of the B. infantis mom-baby transfer.18
That’s why we created Evivo. Thankfully, Evivo is now available to replace B. infantis and restore the infant gut.
The first and only baby probiotic of its kind, Evivo is clinically proven to restore a healthy gut in your baby.27 A daily probiotic powder, Evivo mixed with breast milk and fed to babies helps release nutrients in breast milk to create a protective internal environment in baby’s gut. It also helps develop baby’s metabolism and immune system and builds the foundation for good health that can last a lifetime.
No wonder Evivo is the best probiotic for babies. You can feed your baby Evivo every day for as long as he is consuming breast milk.
You want the best for your bundle of joy. What makes Evivo the best probiotic for babies? Activated B. infantis.
Evivo (activated B. infantis EVC001, ActiBif®) was developed by the first scientists to identify the symbiotic relationship between B. infantis and babies. Because Evivo is activated B. infantis, it’s ready to deliver the very best for your baby.
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Evivo was created by world-renowned experts in the infant gut microbiome and its critical interaction with human breast milk. Their research and clinical trials at The University of California spanned more than a decade. These scientists discovered that the nutrients in breast milk have evolved over millions of years to become the perfect nutrition for B. infantis, the key good gut bacteria for babies.
“The Infant Microbiota and Probiotic Intake (IMPRINT) Study: Safety and Tolerability of Consuming Bifidobacterium longum subspecies infantis in Exclusively Breastfed Term Infants”.
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12/6/2017 — The bacteria in Evivo, Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis (B. infantis) is the critically important bacteria in baby’s gut microbiome early in life. It helps to program metabolism and the immune system and supports the complete digestion of nutrients.
Unfortunately, due to generations of modern medical practices such as antibiotics and C-sections, most babies no longer acquire B. infantis early in life. Without it, potentially harmful bacteria thrive which have been linked to higher risk of colic, eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity. To date, probiotics have focused on general gut health and digestion, but until now had not demonstrated the ability to reduce potentially harmful bacteria.
In a controlled clinical trial led by University of California, Davis Medical Center, breastfed babies were given Evivo (activated B. infantis EVC001) once a day and compared to a similar group of babies who did not receive Evivo. This study showed the first-ever restoration of the baby gut microbiome via Evivo. Babies given Evivo saw a 79% increase in bifidobacteria. These Evivo babies also experienced an unprecedented 80% reduction of groups of potentially harmful bacteria such as E. coli, clostridia, Staphylococcus (Staph), and Streptococcus (Strep), which have been linked to disease later in life. Finally, across all babies in the study, those high in bifidobacteria had four times lower levels of endotoxin, a compound known to cause inflammation.
In summary, providing Evivo to babies in this clinical study completely restored the naturally protective gut microbiome in 100% of breastfed babies and significantly reduced potentially harmful groups of bacteria compared to babies who didn’t receive Evivo.
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One key beneficial bacteria is designed by nature to live in babies’ gut, and thrive in the presence of human breast milk: Bifidobacterium (including B. infantis). In fact, the higher the levels of Bifidobacterium in baby’s gut early in life reduces the amount of potentially harmful bacteria which are linked later in life to a higher risk of many conditions like colic, eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity. In this recent clinical trial led by The University of California, breast fed babies were given Evivo (activated B. infantis) once a day for a month and were compared to breast fed babies who didn’t receive any probiotic. After a month, Evivo babies had significantly higher levels of total Bifidobacterium in their gut compared to babies who didn’t receive Evivo. This once-daily probiotic is clinically proven to restore Bifidobacterium to baby’s gut and reduce the amount of potentially harmful bacteria. It’s the first and only baby probiotic of its kind to help establish the foundation of lifelong well-being.
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Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs) are special carbohydrates that are food for baby’s gut bacteria. One key beneficial bacteria, B. infantis, is unique and able to capture all these carbohydrates that might otherwise be wasted, consuming them fully allowing B. infantis to grow and protect baby’s gut, and convert them into essential nutrients that are critical for baby’s developing metabolism and immune system.
Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria that help keep your gut microbiome healthy. Historically, probiotics have been taken with the hope to relieve symptoms such as gas, bloating, or other digestive issues. However, new research has found that gut health is connected to other conditions such as colic, eczema, allergies, diabetes, and obesity and may have a much larger impact on overall health, beyond only symptomatic relief.
Prebiotics are carbohydrates that cannot be digested by the human body. Instead, they are ‘food’ for the gut microbiome. For babies, the most important prebiotics are found in breast milk and are called Human Milk Oligosaccharides (HMOs). HMOs are the third most abundant nutrient in breast milk and are critical to ‘feed’ good bacteria in baby’s gut.
A gut microbiome is a collection of trillions of microorganisms, or bacteria, that live in our intestines, or gut.
By nature’s design, beneficial and protective bacteria are passed from mom to baby during the birthing process, creating baby’s unique gut microbiome. However, the unintended consequences of modern medical practices such as antibiotics, c-sections, and formula feeding have led to a decrease in this mom to baby transfer.
In collaboration with the University of California Medical Center, we completed a clinical trial in which breast fed babies were given Evivo once a day for a month and were compared to breast fed babies who didn’t receive any probiotic. After a month, Evivo babies had significantly higher levels of the key good bacteria, B. infantis, in their gut compared to babies who didn’t receive any Evivo. This good bacteria is critical for proper immune system and metabolic development during the first six months of life.