Can BioGaia products be taken together with antibiotics?

Yes, BioGaia producs can be taken together with antibiotics. Antibiotics disrupt the natural balance in the gut. As BioGaia products help to maintain a balanced gut microbiota, they may reduce common side effects of antibiotics. We recommend to take the antibiotic two hours before or after the probiotic.

How do I give BioGaia Protectis baby drops to my baby?

  • We strongly recommend giving our probiotic drops by spoon.
  • Shake well for 10 seconds before each use to mix the bacteria culture with the oil.
  • To dispense the drops tilt the bottle and give by spoon.
  • Use 5 drops once daily.
  • Do not add to hot drink or food as this may damage the live bacteria.

Do I need to take BioGaia products every day to have an effect?

Yes, for more than one reason. The resident microbiota of an individual is relatively fixed and thereby highly resistant to the establishment of “newcomers”. Even if L. reuteri is of human and naturally belongs in our bodies, the L. reuteri Protectis strain doesn’t colonize forever, especially not, when given after the age of three.

Even an indigenous bacterium like Lactobacillus reuteri should be taken on a regular basis, since most people of modern society does not get colonized by L. reuteri during infancy. The epithelial lining covers our gastrointestinal tract and works like a skin on the inside of our bodies. The main task of our ”inner skin” is to differentiate between what should be absorbed and what should not be let into our bodies. Biopsies have shown that Lactobacillus reuteri is temporarily binding to our epithelial lining. However, since the cells in our epithelial lining is replaced every fourth day, the majority of L. reuteri cells are also washed away within a week or so. Since L. reuteri colonization is transient, every day intake is recommended to ensure adequate and stable levels of L. reuteri in the gastrointestinal tract.

Read more about the epithelial lining – Gatekeepers in the gut