How should I give BioGaia Protectis drops?

• The drops can be administered by using a spoon.
• Put 5 drops on a (soft) plastic spoon and turn the spoon over in the mouth and sort of “dry” it off on the tongue of the baby.
• They can also be mixed with cold or lukewarm food. Avoid hot food, since L. reuteri is sensitive to high temperatures.
• Always shake the bottle well before usage.

Can the drops be added to formula milk?

Yes the drops can be mixed with breast milk and/or formula. The only thing to consider when adding the drops to liquids is the temperature. Do not add to liquids warmer than 37°C/99°F. If adding to liquids make sure to consume within the same day.

BioGaia Protectis baby drops (Easy dropper)

BioGaia Protectis baby drops is a food supplement containing the patented lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis®/TM (L. reuteri DSM 17938) that helps the good microorganisms restore a natural balance in the gut. Because L. reuteri Protectis naturally colonizes humans it has a strong adaptation to persist and interact with humans.

BioGaia Protectis tabs D3

BioGaia Protectis tabs is a food supplement containing the patented lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis®/TM (L. reuteri DSM 17938) that helps the good microorganisms restore a natural balance in the gut. Because L. reuteri Protectis naturally colonizes humans it has a strong adaptation to persist and interact with humans.

BioGaia Protectis tabs

BioGaia Protectis tabs is a food supplement containing the patented lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis®/TM (L. reuteri DSM 17938) that helps the good microorganisms restore a natural balance in the gut. Because L. reuteri Protectis naturally colonizes humans it has a strong adaptation to persist and interact with humans.

L. reuteri DSM 17938 for the prevention of nosocomial diarrhea in children, high dose study

A randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled, multi-centre study to evaluate the efficacy of L. reuteri DSM 17938 (Protectis) in prevention of nosocomial diarrhoea in children admitted to hospital for reasons other than diarrhoea, aged 1-48 months. 91 children were given L. reuteri and 93 the equivalent placebo for the length of the hospital stay.

L. reuteri did not affect the incidence of hospital-acquired diarrhoeal disease. In addition, there was no difference between the L. reuteri and placebo groups for any of the secondary outcomes, including adverse effects. Rotavirus vaccination status had no impact on the results.

Conclusion: The trial did not find any preventive effect of L. reuteri in the dosage of 10^9 CFU/day compared to placebo.

Comment: This was a repeat of the Wanke trial of 2012, but with a 10 times higher dose = 10^9 CFU/day. The baseline incidence of nosocomial diarrhoea in this high dose trial became however much lower than estimated, 7% instead of 33%, and consequently the number of included and analysed subjects in the trial became too low to be able to detect any statistically significant differences between the two groups. Therefore it is still an open question whether this dosage may work for this indication.

BioGaia Protectis ORS

For the dietary management of mild and moderate acute diarrhoea and vomiting in infants and children. In cases of diarrhoea and vomiting the body loses fluid, important salts and nutrients. The balance of the natural bacterial ora in the intestine can also be disrupted and zinc de cit may occur. BioGaia Protectis ORS with Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis®/TM (L. reuteri DSM 17938) is quickly resorbed by the body and restores the balance of salts and fluids. The patented lactic acid bacterium L. reuteri Protectis helps the good microorganisms restore a natural balance in the gut. Because L. reuteri Protectis naturally colonizes humans it has a strong adaptation to persist and interact with humans.

BioGaia Protectis baby drops D3

BioGaia Protectis baby drops D3 is a food supplement containing the patented lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis®/TM (L. reuteri DSM 17938) that helps the good microorganisms restore a natural balance in the gut. Because L. reuteri Protectis naturally colonizes humans it has a strong adaptation to persist and interact with humans.