Staying healthy takes guts

We all want to stay healthy, with a strong immune system. And since most of the immune system is located in the gut, taking good care of your stomach is a great first step. A healthy gut reduces the risk of infections, meaning less use of antibiotics and an overall better quality of life.

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Vitamin D – a natural way to stay healthy

One important component is sufficient levels of vitamin D. Studies have shown that vitamin D and certain bacteria in our microbiota are dependent on each other to maintain a healthy gut defense. Vitamin D is associated with increased immune health, bone health and well-being.1 Fatty fish like salmon is one of few natural sources of vitamin D. Our skin also produces vitamin D when exposed to sunlight. But if we do not spend enough time outside during the day, or if we live in a region where the sun rays are seasonally weak, we cannot produce enough vitamin D. In fact, most people do not have an optimal level of vitamin D, and dark-complexioned people as well as elderly people are at increased risk of vitamin D deficiency. By supplementation you can make sure your vitamin D levels are at an optimum.

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Vitamin D intake recommendations*

Small children (7 – 11 months)* 10 micrograms/day

Children and adults (1 – 70 years)** 15 micrograms/day

Adults 19 – 70 years of age* 15 micrograms/day

Pregnant women* 15 micrograms/day

People over 70 years of age* 20 micrograms/day

* Institute of Medicine US/Canada

** European Food Safety Authority

L. reuteri Protectis – the perfect match with vitamin D

The probiotic strain L. reuteri Protectis has been shown to have a positive effect on the composition of the gut microbiota and may thereby affect the function of the immune system in a positive way. In combination with immune strengthening vitamin D it provides protection from infections and contributes to better overall well-being. Our products with L. reuteri Protectis combined with vitamin D are available in different product solutions.

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BioGaia Protectis D3 strengthens your immune system from the inside with a combination of a clinically proven probiotic and vitamin D.

1. Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Referens: EFSA Journal 2010; 8(2):1468 
Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system in children1 and is also needed for normal growth and development of bone in children2. Referens: 1. EFSA-Q-2014-00826 2. EFSA-Q-2008-116