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Pregnancy can be a time of great joy for many women but the hormonal changes that occur during this period can cause substantial changes to many body functions. One of the most obvious and uncomfortable of these changes is to the digestive system. Muscle relaxation through the digestive tract due to high progesterone levels can cause reflux and heartburn and for nearly half of all pregnant women, constipation.
Chronic constipation is not only uncomfortable but coupled with hormonal changes can in turn cause unbalanced gut flora. Changes in gut flora, along with slowed bladder emptying can be a contributing factor to the development of urinary tract infections, which often require the use of antibiotics. Dysbiosis, hormonal induced pH changes in the vagina, and antibiotic use can also make women more prone to candida infections during pregnancy. Maintaining optimal gut flora can help to reduce the risk of constipation, urinary and vaginal infections during pregnancy and as a large proportion of body’s immune cells reside in the gut, fortify systemic immune function.
It is now widely accepted that unborn babies are influenced by the mothers gut flora which is translocated into the amniotic fluid. This may influence the healthy development of the immune system of the baby, prior to birth. In addition, there is research to suggest that supplementing with probiotics during pregnancy and lactation increased the immunoprotective potential of breast milk, reducing the risk of itchy scratchy skin in babies.
The four strains in Radiance® Pro-B Pregnancy are clinically researched to give the following benefits:
• Promote the growth and maintenance of beneficial gut microflora
• Support healthy stool frequency and consistency
• Enhances healthy immune resistance
• Support healthy yeast populations in the vagina
• Supports healthy skin in offspring
• With dietary counselling, supports healthy blood sugar control during pregnancy
• Supports a beneficial fatty acid concentration in breast milk
• Supports healthy development of the immune system in offspring
For use in pregnancy and lactation to support healthy gut flora, gut comfort and regularity, genitourinary health and comfort, blood sugar issues and to support optimal immune resilience and strength. Supports the development of the babies immune and digestive system
One capsule once daily
Total Culture: 4.5 billion* CFU
Bifidobacterium lactis BB-12® 1.9 billion CFU
Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5® 1.9 billion CFU
Streptococcus thermophilus STY-31TM 500 million CFU
Lactobacillus delbrueckii spp. bulgaricus LBY-27 200 million CFU
Always ask health professional if there are any specific precautions regarding your use of this or any supplement.