UpSpring probiotic + colostrum

UpSpring probiotic + colostrum for babies and kids. Probiotics are everywhere. My family is eating yogurt, drinking kombucha and we have multiple supplements in our home. Okay, maybe I’m just drinking the kombucha, but probiotics are increasing in popularity. In fact, when my family caught the Norovirus a few weeks ago our pediatrician recommended a probiotic powder! They’re blowing up and everyone is racing to get these beneficial bacteria working in their guts. I’m thrilled to share this new product from UpSpring, probiotic + colostrum with you. Not only does it include probiotics, but it also has the benefits of bovine colostrum. Read more in this sponsored post, contains affiliate links.

upspring probiotic + colostrum

If you’ve tried any other powdered probiotic and are familiar with the packets, you would notice that these are appropriately smaller than the adult packs. This unflavored powder, containing both probiotics and prebiotics, can be mixed with liquid or food. I have noticed that it can clump in baby food if added in one swoop. This can be avoided by sprinkling and mixing evenly. UpSpring probiotic + colostrum also includes 5 billion live cultures (at the time of manufacturing) and should not be added to hot beverages or foods because the heat can harm these live cultures.
UpSpring’s probiotic + colostrum features include:
  • Helps keep baby healthy*
  • Helps reduce occasional digestive upset including diarrhea and other tummy troubles*
  • 5 billion active cultures per dose
  • 6 probiotic strains including Lactobacilillus and Bifidobacterium plus prebiotics
    • Prebiotics help support and increase the activity of probiotics (2)
  • Bovine (cow) Colostrum provides complete range of antibodies for immune support*
  • Flavorless powder is easily mixed with cool liquids or food
  • Easy to use single, serve packets
  • No artificial anything!  Gluten free, sugar free, free of hormones and non GMO
  • For infants 0-4 months, 1/2 packet daily is recommended. Infants 4 months and older, 1 full packet daily
  • Refrigeration is recommended but not necessary
  • Contains 30 packets
  • Available at Walgreens and Target
  • Made in the USA

Bovine Colostrum

     UpSpring probiotics + colostrum contains colostrum from cows. Knowing the many benefits to human colostrum, I set out to research the benefits to bovine colostrum. “Bovine colostrum from pasture-fed cows contains immunoglobulins specific to many human pathogens” including the rotavirus which causes diarrhea in infants (1) and was a vaccine offered by our pediatrician along with her verbal warning that the rotavirus was the most common cause of infant hospitalization for dehydration.

     “Before the development of antibiotics, colostrum was the main source of immunoglobulins used to fight infections. In fact, when Albert Sabin made his first oral vaccine against polio, the immunoglobulin he used came from bovine colostrum.When antibiotics began to appear, interest in colostrum waned, but, now that antibiotic-resistant strains of pathogens have developed, interest is once again returning to natural alternatives to antibiotics, namely, colostrum.” (1)

     So, while the colostrum in UpSpring probiotic + colostrum is not from breast milk, it sounds like the benefits may be well known and utilized throughout history. The company does not specify how it’s collected, but they do state that the product is Non-GMO but not organic.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colostrum
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prebiotic_(nutrition)

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Disclosure: This review was made possible by iConnect and UpSpring.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

6 thoughts on “UpSpring probiotic + colostrum

  • March 10, 2017 at 2:58 pm
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    Interesting. I’ve known to eat yogurt when taking antibiotics but I didn’t realize something like this was made for babies. Especially good for babies to young for food.

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  • March 12, 2017 at 2:37 am
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    Very cool! I’ve tried this company’s breastfeeding supplement and I really like it. I’ll have to look into this!

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  • March 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm
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    I’m personally hesitant about the bovine colostrum component to this, it makes me reluctant to try it, although I’ve used other products from this company and liked them.

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  • March 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm
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    I appreciate that you took time to research bovine colostrum. This is all so interesting and new to me, and I’m glad that probiotics are helping so many people to resolve intestinal problems.

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  • March 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm
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    This is great! I was always concerned when my babies were sick and needed antibiotics that they needed probiotics to replace all that good bacteria. I think this is a much needed product!

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  • March 16, 2017 at 6:35 pm
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    My kids and I eat a lot of probiotic yogurt and keifer. I used a supplement once when I was on antibiotics.

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