Femina – Synbiotic Meal Replacement for Women with Cranberry Extract
Helps Support gut health and urogenital health.
Femina™ is a Synbiotic (probiotic & prebiotic) and nutrient enriched meal supplement formulated with high dose micro-encapsulated probiotics & cranberry extract to support female gut & urogenital health.
It is high in protein (27g per serving), low in energy (<1g Carbs per serving) and high in fibre (4g per serving) making it ideal for women leading an active lifestyle.
What makes Femina™ Different?
The crucial difference in Femina™ is the formulation with 10 Strains of probiotics and over 10 billion CFU per serving using the Velobiotics™ technology for ample delivery of probiotics to the gut.
In addition to probiotics, Femina™ contains 500mg of cranberry extract that supports urinary health.
|Price||R179.95 via cantomart.co.za|
Women are very susceptible to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Constipation, BV (bacterial vaginosis), Yeast and Urinary Infections, yet most of these conditions do not necessarily require medical treatment.
While use of antibiotics (BV & UTIs) is the first line of treatment, continuous usage in recurrent infections remains controversial.
Preventative and precautionary measures to reduce the frequency, severity and discomfort have become more prominent, with research and clinical data prioritizing such measures in the overall management.
The use of probiotics has shown excellent response to constipation and moderate IBS, Candida infection (yeast) and Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) while cranberry extract is known to reduce the frequency of Urinary Tract Infections.
The role of probiotics and cranberry in gut and urogenital health, is best split into the respective systems: i.e. Gut Health, Urinary Health & Genital Health.
IBS and Gut Health
Gastrointestinal distress and associated symptoms are twice as common in women as they are in men. The discomfort is additionally complicated by other factors including menses, migraine, heartburn and fibromyalgia.
Gut health and the relationship with probiotics focuses on four main areas where there is ample information and clinical data to support their use. They constitute what most women would refer as abdominal distress or naturally ‘tummy issues’ or ‘stomach worries’.
Common gut conditions
- IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) – a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal system presenting in either B (Bloating), C (Constipation) or D (Diarrhea). It is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder with a worldwide prevalence of approximately 10-25%. 
- IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) – Refers to both Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative colitis that cause intestinal inflammation leading to diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain/cramps.
Over the years, preventative & supportive measures have been studied and used to relieve the discomfort and manage these conditions.
Probiotics have taken center stage and have shown increased resolution, improvement and reduced abdominal distress.
 Kennedy, P.J.; Cryan, J.F.; Dinan, T.G.; Clarke, G. Irritable bowel syndrome: A microbiome-gut-brain axis disorder? World J. Gastroenterol. 2014, 20, 14105–14125. [CrossRef] [PubMed]