Frequently Asked Questions

How is Qiara different?

Qiara contains the clinically researched single strain probiotic Lactobacillius fermentum CECT5716, which has been shown to help restore the balance of good bacteria in the digestive system.

Where is Qiara made?

Qiara is made in Australia by an Australian owned Company.

When should I take Qiara ?

Qiara can be taken by mothers during the last trimester of pregnancy and during the entire period of breastfeeding. It can be taken during the entire pregnancy.

It is recommended Qiara be taken at the first signs of breast pain or mastitis and when taking antibiotics or after taking antibiotics to help restore the good bacteria in breast milk.

What is the recommended dosage for Qiara?

The recommended dosage for Qiara is one sachet daily, however, you may take up to 2 sachets per day.

How is Qiara taken?

Simply add contents of sachet to a glass of water, milk or juice, a smoothie or add to soft food such as yoghurt and consume straight away.

Should I take Qiara while I am taking antibiotics or should I wait until I have finished the course of antibiotics?

If taking a prescribed antibiotic it is recommended you take two sachets per day (one sachet per day for babies 0 - 3 months), 2 to 3 hours before or after the antibiotic dose. Continue taking this dose for one week after completing the antibiotic course, then go back to the regular dosage.

How long should I take Qiara for?

Take one sachet daily during the last trimester of pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding until baby is six months of age. Up to two sachets can be taken daily. Dosage can be continued through entire period of breastfeeding and beyond.

Do I need to take Qiara every day?

Probiotics are known as transient bacteria and will usually disappear when not consumed regularly. It is recommended you take one sachet of Qiara every day to help boost the number of ‘good’ bacteria in the gut and restore the balance.

What does Qiara taste like?

Qiara is almost tasteless, so its easy to take even during pregnancy.

Do I need to store Qiara in the refrigerator?

Qiara contains live probiotics which are sensitive to high temperatures, however there is no need to keep Qiara in the fridge provided it is stored below 25C. So only if you live in a warm or tropical climate where the inside temperature regularly exceeds 25C, should you store it in the refrigerator.

Can Qiara be given to infants?

Yes. Qiara can be given to infants. Follow the guide on the side of the Pregnancy and Breastfeeding box or alternatively you can purchase Qiara Infant which is provides individual "Infant dosed" sachets.

For older children, Qiara Kids is available.

How many sachets are in a box of Qiara?

There are 28 sachets in each box of Qiara. At the recommended one sachet per day, a box will last four weeks.

Where can I buy Qiara and how much does it cost?
Qiara can be purchased here from our website or from selected Pharmacies and Health Professionals. See our Stockist List.
What is the small spoon inside the Qiara Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Box for?

The spoon can be used for giving your infant a direct dose for a few days in addition to that received via breastmilk. Just mix one tiny scoop with a little breastmilk into a paste and place it between the cheek and gum. This can be during or following an illness or course of antibiotics.

 

For further information, seek the advice of a healthcare professional.

Qiara Probiotics are made in Australia by the proudly female owned and led, Australian small business Puremedic Health.  A small Australian business supporting Australian mums and their families.

Qiara Probiotics contain a patented, single strain of beneficial bacteria, Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716, which has been isolated from breastmilk and is supported by clinical research. Breastmilk is our first food as humans and is the major factor in colonising the infant gut and building the immune system.
Many other probiotics available contain beneficial bacteria isolated from the bowel or food.

Qiara can be purchased here from our website or from selected Pharmacies and Health Professionals. See our Stockist List

Reflux and Colic are thought to be common in young babies due to an immature gut and digestive system.

Disruptions to the microbiome in the stomach and intestines can increase the incidence of reflux and  colic. 

Qiara probiotics help maintain and support gastrointestinal health and general wellbeing, improve healthy digestive system function and  help to restore 'good bugs' and balance to the microbiome and ecosystem in the gut for infants, including those with colic or reflux .  Always seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner.

Both products contain the same ingredients however Qiara Infant is a lower dose (300million CFU) than Qiara Kids (750million CFU) as it is designed for a baby 0-24 months and the Kids is a therapeutic dose for 2-12years.

Qiara is almost tasteless, so it's easy to take for all the family.

Simply add contents of sachet to some water, milk or juice, a smoothie or add to soft food such as yoghurt and consume straight away. Qiara probiotics can also be sprinkled on cereal or added to warm (not hot) drinks or food and consumed immediately.

The recommended dosage for Qiara is one sachet daily, however, you may take up to 2 sachets per day if required to maintain and restore good gut flora during and after antibiotic use.

Each box of Qiara probiotics contains 28 sachets which will last 4 weeks if taken once daily.

Probiotics are known as transient bacteria and will usually disappear when not consumed regularly. It is recommended you take one sachet of Qiara every day to help support ongoing gastrointestinal system health.

Qiara has not been shown to react to medications or other supplements however we always recommend seeking medical advice from your GP if unsure. To maximise the effect of Qiara, we recommend taking our probiotic at least two hours before or after other probiotics and antibiotics.

Yes. However, to maximise the effect of Qiara, we recommend taking our probiotic at least 2 hours apart from taking antibiotics. For maximum benefit take one sachet twice daily during antibiotic course and continue with 2 sachets for 5 days following completion of antibiotics.

No, Qiara does not contain contain dairy, lactose, yeast, eggs, gluten, nuts, soy, corn, animal products, preservatives, artificial flavours or colouring.  It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Probiotics are sensitive to high temperatures, however there is no need to keep Qiara in the fridge provided it is regularly stored below 25C. It's perfect for travelling as it is stable at room temperature.

The only added ingredient to Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT5716 is rice maltodextrin.

Yes.

Qiara has been clinically tested across all lifespans. Occasionally when first commencing the probiotic, individuals may experience slight flatulence that will subside in a few days. Please consult a Health Professional if you need further individualised advice.

The probiotic strain in Qiara Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 is well researched and Qiara probiotics are  formulated to match the dose administered in publicly available research.  Health professionals may login for links to all research on Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 . For further information, seek advice from your healthcare practitiioner.

1. Ruth Blanco-Rojo, José Maldonado, Monika Schaubeck, Metehan Özen, Eduardo López-Huertas and Mónica Olivares."Beneficial Effects of Limosilactobacillus fermentum CECT 5716 Administration to Infants Delivered by Cesarean Section" Frontiers in Pediatrics., 07 July 2022 Sec. Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2022.906924

2. Belén Pastor-Villaescusa, Ruth Blanco-Rojo and Mónica Olivares. Evaluation of the Effect of Limosilactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 on Gastrointestinal Infections in Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Microorganisms 20219(7), 1412; https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9071412 Published: 30 June 2021

3.J. Maldonado, M. Gil-Campos, J. A. Maldonado-Lobón, M. R. Benavides et al Evaluation of the safety, tolerance and efficacy of 1-year consumption of infant formula supplemented with Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 Lc40 or Bifidobacterium breve CECT7263: a randomized controlled trial BMC Pediatrics volume 19, Article number: 361 (2019)

4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5444431/ Oral Administration to Nursing Women of Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 Prevents Lactational Mastitis Development: A Randomized Controlled Trial

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26352805/ Lactobacillus fermentum CECT 5716 Reduces Staphylococcus Load in the Breastmilk of Lactating Mothers Suffering Breast Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial

https://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887-019-1753-7 Evaluation of the safety, tolerance and efficacy of 1-year consumption of infant formula supplemented with Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 Lc40 or Bifidobacterium breve CECT7263: a randomized controlled trial

https://www.wageningenacademic.com/doi/10.3920/BM2019.0180 Effects of Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 Lc40 on infant growth and health: a randomised clinical trial in nursing women

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17352961/ Oral intake of Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 enhances the effects of influenza vaccination

Please see your Health Professional or GP if symptoms persist or contact us directly for more information or advice from our health professionals.


It is never too early to start taking Qiara to support your microbiome before and during pregnancy. Qiara can be used as prevention, maintenance, treatment & to optimise the microbiome and your support your gastrointestinal system health.

If you are exclusively breastfeeding your baby, we recommend that you take Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding, there is no need to dose the baby directly unless advised by your healthcare professional. Being a probiotic strain isolated from breastmilk it will pass to your baby through breastfeeding.

Seek the advice of your healthcare practitioner. Qiara probiotics help increase healthy digestive microflora or good bacteria growth and maintain and support gastrointestinal system health for all ages. It is suitable to support healthy digestive system function in all infants including babies with reflux.

If recommended by your healthcare practitioner, the spoon can be used for giving your breastfed infant a direct dose for a few days in addition to that received via breastmilk. Just mix one tiny scoop with a little breastmilk into a paste and place it between the cheek and gum. This can be during or following an illness or course of antibiotics. 1 scoop per day for newborn is equivalent to half a Qiara Infant sachet. 2 scoops per day from 12 weeks is equivalent to one Qiara Infant sachet. If the baby is formula fed or predominately on solids (6mths +) we recommend QIARA Infant & dosing the baby directly. Please see Qiara Infant Product for how to serve.

Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding may:

  • Help decrease and relieve the symptoms of breast pain and mild mastitis while lactating or breastfeeding
  • Help reduce the occurrence of symptoms of mild mastitis while lactating or breastfeeding.
  • Maintain and support general health and well being
  • Restore and maintain  beneficial gut and breastmilk bacteria during and after antibiotic use - important if requiring antibiotics for treatment of mild mastitis or post C-Section
  • Help enhance healthy digestive system flora and good bacteria growth
  • Support gastrointestinal system health

If you are concerned about the health of yourself or your baby, talk to your healthcare practitioner.
Seek medical advice if mastitis symptoms persist for more than 12 hours or if your symptoms worsen.

Yes, being a breast milk probiotic strain, the bacteria passes from mums gut into breastmilk via the entero-mammary pathway and is benefits baby via breastmilk.

Both products contain the same ingredients however Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding is a much higher dose (3 billion CFU's) than Qiara Infant (300 million CFU's) as it is designed to be adequate and effective for a pregnant and/or breastfeeding woman.

Both products contain the same ingredients however Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding is a higher dose (3 billion CFU's) than Qiara Adult (1.5billion CFU's) as the higher dose is based on clinical research for the prevention and treatment of mild mastitis.

Although a benefit from Qiara can be achieved relatively quickly it is recommended to continue taking it during pregnancy & the period of exclusive breastfeeding. It continues to provide benefit to mother and baby for as long as it is taken.

 

Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 (the strain of beneficial bacteria used in ALL Qiara Products) works by reducing pathogenic bacteria & inflammation in the digestive system while also increasing beneficial micro flora throughout the body and supporting the immune system.
 

  • reduce breast pain and recurrence of mild mastitis 
  • restore and maintain good bacteria in breastmilk during and after antibiotic use
  • maintain a healthy microflora for mum and baby before, during and after pregnancy
  • improve digestive function and gut health
  • restore good bacteria follwing a c-section
  • improve good bacteria growth
  • maintain gastrointestinal health

Clinical Research conducted using the single probiotic strain in Qiara,Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT5716, shows that it may reduce discomfort associated with breast pain and mild mastitis and the recurrence of mild mastitis. 

Qiara achieves this by aggressively targeting and outcompeting the pathogenic bacteria in breast milk that may be causing the pain and infection. It also helps to restore and maintain a healthy balance of protective flora in the breast milk microbiome to help prevent recurrence.

A study of 627,600 Australian births reported that women who gave birth by C-Section were 70% more likely to be diagnosed with a complication affecting breastfeeding and their babies are at higher risk of infection.

C-section mums are routinely administered antibiotics to prevent infection. While necessary, antibiotics are not selective and can also reduce the levels of beneficial and protective flora in the breast milk. This can lead to an imbalance between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria and a condition called Dysbiosis. Breast milk dysbiosis can lead to an increased risk of infections such as mastitis and can also impact the colonisation of the infant’s microbiome and consequent development of their immune system which may affect the health and immunity of the child for life.

Taking Qiara daily before and after your C-section may assist in maintaining the balance of good bacteria in breast milk.

GBS (Group B Strep) positive mums are routinely administered antibiotics to prevent infection and translocation to baby. While necessary, antibiotics are not selective and can also reduce the levels of beneficial and protective flora in mums gut and breast milk.

This can lead to an imbalance between the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria and a condition called ‘dysbiosis’.

Taking Qiara daily before and after antibiotics may assist in maintaining the balance of good bacteria in the gut and in breast milk.

Establishing good gut health and a strong and robust microbiome is important from pre-conception. Recent research suggests a healthy gut and reproductive microbiome may be beneficial for fertility outcomes.

Along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, taking one sachet of Qiara Pregnancy and Breastfeeding sachet daily during preconception may help support gastrointestinal system health, and increase beneficial flora levels contributing to a healthy robust microbiome.

For further information see the Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding product page

Please see your Health Professional or GP if symptoms persist or contact us directly for more information or advice from our health professionals.


Qiara Infant is suitable for all infants to support gastrointestinal health from 0-24 months.   If your infant is exclusively breastfed, it is recommended that mum takes Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding.  Qiara Infant is available in two dosage forms, Infant drops or sachets.

Both products contain the same ingredients however Qiara Infant is a much lower dose (300million CFU) than Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding (3billion CFU) as it is designed to be given to a baby 0-24 months.

Both products contain the same ingredients however Qiara Infant is a lower dose (300million CFU) than Qiara Kids (750million CFU) as it is designed for a baby 0-24 months and the Kids is a therapeutic dose for 2-12years.

We suggest that Qiara Infant be taken for a minimum of 3-6 months and that all formula fed babies take Qiara Infant for the entire duration of bottle feeding.  Qiara Infant will continue to maintain and support good gut health for your baby / infant / toddler for as long as it is taken. For older infants on solids, Qiara Infant can be mixed with food or drinks.  After 2 years of age, Qiara Kids is recommended.

Yes.  If you are administering a colic mix to your non-breastfed baby suffering colic symptoms,  Qiara Infant may help increase healthy digestive flora and good bacteria growth and maintain and support your baby’s gastrointestinal system health.

If you are administering a colic mix to your breastfed baby, mum should take Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding probiotic which will benefit your infant via breastmilk -  or as directed by your health professional.

Qiara has not been shown to react to medications or other supplements however we always recommend seeking advice from your health professional if unsure.

To maximise the effect of Qiara, we recommend taking our probiotics separately to other probiotics and antibiotics (at least 2 hours apart). 

Yes, Qiara Infant can be taken during a course of antibiotics to help maintain good gut flora during antibiotic use and to restore good gut flora after antibiotic use.  However, to maximise the effect of Qiara, we recommend taking our probiotic at least 2 hours before or after taking antibiotics (not together)

You should always seek advice of your health professional, however the ingredients in Qiara are considered are allergen friendly.  

  1. Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716
  2. Rice Maltodextrin 

Qiara is free from Gluten, Soy, Dairy, Corn, Nuts, Eggs.  Contains no animal products and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Qiara is GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) free

Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 (the probiotic strain originally isolated from breastmilk used in ALL Qiara Products) works by maintaining and supporting gastrointestinal health, increasing beneficial micro flora throughout the body.

Breastmilk is rich in probiotics, prebiotics and essential nutrients that help babies establish a balanced microbiome, immune system and healthy digestion. 

Supplementing your baby's diet with Qiara Infant may help build and maintain the levels of beneficial bacteria and support the microbiome, which in turn may assist in the development of their immune system.   It is suitable for all infants to support gastrointestinal health including infants experiencing  diarrhoea, constipation, reflux and colic and to help restore good gut flora during or following antibiotics.

  • supports gastrointestinal health 
  • restores and maintains good bacteria during and after antibiotic use
  • assists healthy digestive function 
  • supports microbiome and gut health
  • improves good bacteria growth

Breastmilk is rich in probiotics, prebiotics and essential nutrients that help babies establish a balanced microbiome, immune system and healthy digestion. 

Babies no longer being breastfed may be missing out on the beneficial "good bacteria" or need additional probiotic support for gastroinestinal health.

Supplementing your baby's diet with Qiara Infant may build and maintain the levels of beneficial bacteria and support the microbiome, which in turn may promote the development of their immune system.  Qiara Infant helps support and maintain gastrointestinal system health in all infants, including those with diarrhoea, constipation, reflux and colic.

Reflux and Colic are thought to be common in young babies due to an immature gut and digestive system.

Disruptions to the microbiome in the stomach and intestines can increase the incidence of reflux and  colic. 

Qiara probiotics help maintain and support gastrointestinal health and general wellbeing, improve healthy digestive system function and  help to restore 'good bugs' and balance to the microbiome and ecosystem in the gut for infants, including those with colic or reflux symptoms.

 

 

The breastmilk strain in Qiara probiotic has many clinically proven beneficial mechanisms of action to help support gastrointestinal (GI) health. Some of these include :

  • Reducing Inflammation
  • Restoring good bacteria
  • Suppressing growth of 'bad bugs'
  • Supporting the gut lining
  • Supporting the immune system
  • Supporting healthy & regular bowel motions

Through Qiara's many beneficial actions - it can help support gastrointestinal health at any life stage - and is particularly useful in pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early infancy during the 'foundation stage' of microbiome development (the first 1000 days - from conception- 2 years old)

Qiara Infant Drops are the same dose of  probiotic isolated from breastmilk as Qiara Infant in an easy to use liquid form as an alternative to the powdered sachet.

Qiara Infant Drops Dosage :

0-3 months - 3 drops daily

4-24 months - 6 drops daily

 

Shake well for ten seconds before Use.

Hold bottle upside down to slowly deliver drops directly into baby’s mouth or onto the breast if breastfeeding.

May be added to expressed breastmilk, liquids, soft foods or issued directly via a spoon.

Qiara Infant probiotics support gastrointestinal health from birth to 2 years.  Some mums find the Qiara Infant drops form is easier to administer directly to baby, toddler or infant.

Qiara Infant Drops provide over 1 month use per bottle and need to be used or discarded within 3 months of opening.

The probiotic strain Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 isolated from breastmilk and found in Qiara Infant is supported by research.  For further information seek advice from your health care practitioner. 

1. Ruth Blanco-RojoJosé Maldonado, Monika Schaubeck, Metehan Özen, Eduardo López-Huertas and Mónica Olivares."Beneficial Effects of Limosilactobacillus fermentum CECT 5716 Administration to Infants Delivered by Cesarean Section" Frontiers in Pediatrics., 07 July 2022 Sec. Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition https://doi.org/10.3389/fped.2022.906924

2. Belén Pastor-Villaescusa, Ruth Blanco-Rojo and Mónica Olivares. Evaluation of the Effect of Limosilactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 on Gastrointestinal Infections in Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Microorganisms 20219(7), 1412; https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9071412 Published: 30 June 2021

3.J. Maldonado, M. Gil-Campos, J. A. Maldonado-Lobón, M. R. Benavides et al Evaluation of the safety, tolerance and efficacy of 1-year consumption of infant formula supplemented with Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 Lc40 or Bifidobacterium breve CECT7263: a randomized controlled trial BMC Pediatrics volume 19, Article number: 361 (2019)

4.Gil-Campos Mercedes, López Miguel Ángel, Rodriguez-Benítez M Victoria, Romero Julio, Roncero Inés, Linares M Dolores, Maldonado Jose, et al. 2012. "Lactobacillus fermentum CECT 5716 is safe and well tolerated in infants of 1-6 months of age: a randomized controlled trial." Pharmacological research : the official journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society 65 (2): 231-8. doi:10.1016/j.phrs.2011.11.016.

5. Maldonado, J etal. 2012. "Human milk probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 reduces the incidence of gastrointestinal and upper respiratory tract infections in infants.". J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Jan;54(1):55-61. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182333f18.
 

For further information see the Qiara Infant product page

Please see your Health Professional or GP if symptoms persist or contact us directly for more information or advice from our health professionals.


It is never too early to start taking Qiara Kids probiotics isolated from breastmilk. Qiara Kids can be used as prevention, maintenance, treatment and helps increase healthy digestive system flora or good bacteria growth. Ideal for kids of all ages to maintain and support gastrointestinal system health which in turn supports immune function. For Kids at home, day care, kindergarten or school, Qiara Kids supports general health and wellbeing.

Qiara Kids has not been shown to react to medications or other supplements however we always recommend seeking medical advice from your GP if unsure.

To maximise the effect of Qiara, we recommend taking our probiotics separately to other probiotics and antibiotics (at least 2 hours apart).

Yes, Qiara Kids can be taken during a course of antibiotics to help maintain good gut flora during antibiotic use and to restore good gut flora after antibiotic use. However, to maximise the effect of Qiara, we recommend taking our probiotic at least 2 hours before or after taking antibiotics (not together)

You should always seek advice of your health professional, however the ingredients in Qiara are considered are allergen friendly.  

  1. Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT5716
  2. Rice Maltodextrin 

Qiara is free from Gluten, Soy, Dairy, Corn, Nuts, Eggs.  Contains no animal products and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Qiara is GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) free

Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 (the strain of beneficial bacteria used in ALL Qiara Products) works by reducing pathogenic bacteria & inflammation in the digestive system while also increasing beneficial micro flora throughout the body and supporting the immune system

Breastmilk is rich in probiotics, prebiotics and essential nutrients that help babies establish a balanced microbiome, immune system and healthy digestion. 

Supplementing your child's diet with Qiara Kids may help build and maintain the levels of beneficial bacteria and support the microbiome, which in turn may assist in the development of their immune system.   It is suitable for all toddlers and children 2-12 years of age to support gastrointestinal health and maintain healthy digestive system function and  helps restore good gut flora during or following antibiotics.

Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 (the strain of beneficial bacteria used in ALL Qiara Products) works by reducing pathogenic bacteria & inflammation in the digestive system while also increasing beneficial micro flora throughout the body and supporting the immune system.

  • Helps restore beneficial bacteria during and after antibiotic use
  • Helps support healthy digestive system function 
  • Helps increase healthy digestive system flora and good bacteria growth
  • Suitable for gastrointestinal health of children with food intolerances and supports the microbiome (for further information seek advice from your healthcare practitioner
  • Supports gastrointestinal health in todders and children 2-12 years of age

Supplementing your child's diet with Qiara Kids may build and maintain the levels of beneficial bacteria and support the microbiome, which in turn may promote the development of their immune system.  Qiara Kids is suitable for toddlers and children 2-12 years to support gastrointestinal system health including kids experiencing diarrhoea or constipation

Probiotics for children promote a beneficial balance of microflora in the intestinal tract, which supports a healthy digestive and immune system to support optimal health and wellbeing.

Certain factors can upset the balance of your child's microbiome such as medications (particularly antibiotics), too much refined sugar, processed food, chemical additives or insufficient fruit, vegetables, fibre and wholefoods.

Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 (the strain of beneficial bacteria used in ALL Qiara Products) works by reducing pathogenic bacteria & inflammation in the digestive system while also increasing beneficial micro flora throughout
the body and supporting the immune system.

Supplementing your child's diet with Qiara Kids may build and maintain the levels of beneficial bacteria and support the microbiome, which in turn may promote the development of their immune system and may help relieve symptoms of gut issues such as diarrhoea, constipation, reflux and colic.

A childs microbiome may be disrupted for many reasons including birth mode, medications, diet and lifestyle, or hereditary factors -  and this may result in gut and digestive issues .

Supplementing with Qiara Kids may increase healthy digestive system flora and good bacteria growth, supporting a childs microbiome for improved gastrointestinal health.

Qiara Kids supports gastrointestinal system health and is suitable for children from 2-12. 

For further information see the Qiara Kids product page

Please see your Health Professional or GP if symptoms persist or contact us directly for more information or advice from our health professionals.


Both products contain the same ingredients however Qiara Adult is a lower dose (1.5 billion CFU) than Qiara Pregnancy & Breastfeeding (3 billion CFU), as the dosage for a therapeutic effect is lower for gastrointestinal health and inner wellbeing than for breastfeeding mums who may be experiencing breast pain or mild mastitis.

Absolutely. Qiara probiotics are not just for pregnancy and breastfeeding and may also assist maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal system which results in healthy digestion, regular bowel function and general wellbeing. Both men and women benefit from Qiara. Our probiotic strain isolated from breastmilk is a gentle and effective probiotic for all adults across all lifespans to support gastrointestinal health.

Qiara Adult can be taken at any time to support intestinal health, digestive function and inner wellbeing. Qiara can be used as prevention, maintenance and support to optimise gut health and the microbiome. It also helps maintain good gut flora during antibiotic use and restores good gut flora after antibiotic use. Qiara Adult is a suitable dose for 12 years+, teens and adults of all ages.

Qiara Adult may help increase healthy digestive system flora and good bacteria growth and assist with regular bowel function.

Qiara Adult will support gastrointestinal health, digestive system function and increase good bacteria growth for as long as it is taken.

Qiara Adults has not been shown to react to medications or other supplements however we always recommend seeking medical advice from your GP if unsure.

To maximise the effect of Qiara, we recommend taking our probiotics separately to other probiotics and antibiotics (at least 2 hours apart).

You should always seek advice of your health professional, however the ingredients in Qiara are considered are allergen friendly.  

  1. Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716
  2. Rice Maltodextrin 

Qiara is free from Gluten, Soy, Dairy, Corn, Nuts, Eggs.  Contains no animal products and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans

Qiara is GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) free

Lactobacillus fermentum CECT5716 (the probiotic strain originally isolated from breastmilk used in ALL Qiara Products) works by maintaining and supporting gastrointestinal health, increasing beneficial microflora throughout the body.

Breastmilk is rich in probiotics, prebiotics and essential nutrients that help babies establish a balanced microbiome, immune system and healthy digestion. 

Supplementing your diet with Qiara may help build and maintain the levels of beneficial bacteria and support the microbiome, which in turn may promote the development of the immune system.   It is suitable for all ages to support gastrointestinal health including to help restore good gut flora during or following antibiotics.

  • Restore beneficial bacteria that may have been disrupted by antibiotics, medications or medical treatments
  • Relieve the symptoms of digestive issues such as IBS, constipation, bloating and diarrhoea.
  • Support gastrointestinal health
  • Improve gut health and supports adults with food intolerances to achieve healthy digestive systerm
  • Maintain and supports the adult microbiome 
  • Restore good bacteria following a c-section

For further information see the Qiara Adult product page

Please see your Health Professional or GP if symptoms persist or contact us directly for more information or advice from our health professionals.