Probiotics are live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Probiotics comprise an essential part of the human microbiome.
These organisms can be fragile and great care must be taken in their production, delivery and storage to ensure enough organisms survive their journey to you to be of benefit.
That is why Qiara is packaged in individually sealed sachets to ensure that each dose retains the maximum number of live microorganisms when consumed.
Our bodies contain as many microbial cells as human cells, and even more microbial DNA. The microbiome is the term that describes the ‘community’ of these microbes, containing both probiotic (good) bacteria and pathogenic (bad) bacteria. Your microbiome has a great many influences over your health, from digestive function and nutrient absorption to immunity and inflammation. A healthy balance in this microbial community is essential to overall health and wellbeing, and crucial during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Pregnancy & probiotics
As we go about our daily lives, invisible to us are the many influences that are impacting our microbial balance. These influences include poor nutrition, herbicides and pesticides on our food, medications, stress and other environmental factors. During conception and pregnancy, a mother’s body undergoes significant changes and the health of her microbiome can have a significant impact on her, and her baby’s, overall wellbeing.
An infant's microbiome begins its colonisation in the womb, is further impacted by delivery method and continues its development during breast feeding. An infant’s microbiome is fully established by the time it is 3 years old. It is therefore essential that mothers have a healthy and robust microbiome before and during pregnancy, birth and lactation.
Finding the right probiotic for you
It is important to select the right probiotic strain researched for and suited to your needs. Probiotics are classified by genus, species and strain (usually a collection of numbers/letters). Different probiotic strains have differing roles in the body and in order to obtain similar results to those achieved in published research, it is essential that the strain in your probiotic is the same as used in the research.
Qiara - why a single strain probiotic?
Clinical trials for probiotics are usually conducted with a single strain. Many companies choose to provide “broad spectrum” probiotics products that combine multiple strains with multiple product efficacy claims. However, unless clinical trials have been conducted on the use of these specific combinations of multiple strains in a single dose, it is not possible to determine how these strains interact or inhibit each other and what efficacy they provide.
Containing only a single strain probiotic, Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT5716, Qiara has been heavily researched, and its use and expected outcomes are supported by specific clinical trials
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- Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Probiotic 28 SachetsAU $74.95 As low as AU $73.00With this product, you earn 75 loyalty points.Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding Probiotic 28 Sachets Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding contains the patented probiotic strain Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT5716, originally isolated from breast milk, which may help: maintain a healthy microflora, important for you and your baby before, during and after pregnancy restore balance of good bacteria in breast milk that may have been disrupted by antibiotics, or other external factors relieve or reduce breast pain and discomfort associated with mastitis reduce the recurrence of mastitis Recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding. May be taken pre-conception and post-breastfeeding. View details