Genestra HMF Maternity- 30 capsules
Intestinal support with proprietary strains Utilizes human-sourced, non-pathogenic proprietary strains that provide strong epithelial adherence and a naturally high tolerance to stomach acid Probiotics temporarily modify gut flora (1) Supports pregnant women Unique consortium of proprietary strains
Healthy intestinal bacteria are just as important to infants as to adults. Modern living may inhibit gut flora balance post birth. Thus the acquisition of a beneficial flora potential in the newborn can be significantly enhanced if the mother also takes a probiotic during pregnancy. Additionally, probiotics will help support the intestinal function of the mother during the pregnancy period.
References: 1. NHPD. Live Microorganisms (Probiotics) Monograph. June 2012.
Additional product info: HMF Maternity includes probiotics clinically proven for the prevention of atopy in infants
In the clinical trial entitled Probiotics and atopic eczema: a double-blinded randomised controlled trial, pregnant women from 36 weeks gestation and their infants to age 6 months took daily a probiotic consisting of two strains of lactobacilli and two strains of bifidobacteria. Most infants had a first degree relative with atopy. The probiotic reduced the frequency of atopic eczema and atopic sensitisation and promoted a Th1 orientation of the immune system. The authors concluded that lactobacilli and bifobacteria when administered to pregnant women and infants age 6 months, reduced the frequency of atopy.(2)
References: 2. SJ Allen, S Jordan, M Storey, et al. Probiotics and atopic eczema: a double-blind randomised controlled trial. Arch Dis Child 2012 97: A2.