BioGaia Gastrus
Probiotic gastrointestinal health

BioGaia Gastrus is a food supplement containing the patented lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri Gastrus®/™ (L. reuteri DSM 17938 and L. reuteri ATCC PTA 6475). Because both strains in L. reuteri Gastrus naturally colonize humans they have a strong adaptation to persist and interact with humans. BioGaia Gastrus has been tested in clinical trials and proven effective and safe.

Most of our products are sold through the major pharmaceutical chains

Storage: Store in a dry place, not above room temperature (max 25 °C / 77 °F). Keep out of reach of children.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: The product can be used during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Bulking agent (isomalt), L. reuteri DSM 17938 and L. reuteri ATCC PTA 6475, fully hydrogenated vegetable oil (palm), flavour enhancer (ascorbic acid), mandarin flavoring and mint flavoring. One tablet consists of a minimum of 200 million live L. reuteri Gastrus. Net weight per tablet, 700 mg. Excessive consumption may have a laxative effect due to the content of sweetener in the product.

 

1 chewable tablet per day. Recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.

What are the brownish dots that sometimes occure on the tablets?

The spots are not dangerous and the product can still be used. BioGaia tablets contains ascorbic acid, which is an antioxidant that contributes to the stability of the tablets. Over time the ascorbic acid oxidizes and the color becomes darker. This darkening is seen as small “spots” on the tablet.

Is single strain or multi-strain probiotic products better?

Products that contain several strains do not necessarily have better effect than single strain products. Most important is that the strain or strains have shown clinical efficacy in clinical studies.

What is Lactobacillus reuteri?

Lactobacillus reuteri is a probiotic strain that has co-evolved with humans since the beginning of time, and because of that it is adapted to its host. L. reuteri is among the first bacterial species to become naturally established in the normal microbiota of the newborn.

BioGaia’s probiotic products with L. reuteri are among the most scientifically well-documented probiotics in the world with regard to both efficacy and safety. To date the efficacy and safety of BioGaia’s different strains of L. reuteri have been documented in 184 clinical studies in 15,500 people of all ages. Results have been published in 159 papers in scientific journals (February 2018).

Read more about Lactobacillus reuteri.

What company has the distribution rights for BioGaia’s products where I live?

Please go to Distribution network or Our products and follow the links to find out who has the distribution rights in your country.

Can I still use BioGaia Protectis drops or tabs if they have been exposed to temperatures over 25 °C / 77 °F?

Exposure to high temperatures and/or high humidity accelerates the degradation of the probiotic bacteria. If exposure is too long it will result in a shorter shelf-life of the product, but the product is still safe to use.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are good bacteria that are found in food or supplements. The definition is ”Live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” (WHO/FAO, 2002). Important criteria for qualifying as a true probiotic is that health benefits should be proven in clinical trials. Furthermore, a probiotic product must contain the same bacterial strain(s) and the same dose that was used in the clinical trials.

Read more about probiotics.

 

 

Are BioGaia’s products free from common allergens?

BioGaia products are free from allergens like milk, gluten, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy.

Where can I buy your products?

Our products are sold through around 80 local distribution partners in 100 countries. Most of our products are sold through the major pharmacy chains. For further information regarding buying locations we recommend you to contact the company with distribution rights in your country. Please follow this link to go to your country.

Can Protectis tablets be used by patients that suffer from intolerance and/or allergy?

Biogaia Protectis tablets can be used by patients suffering from milk protein allergy and / or are sensitive to lactose / gluten.

  • A probiotic bacteria can be grown on different types of media
  • The L. reuteri Protectis culture used in BioGaia Protectis tablets are grown either on skim milk or a barley based media.
  • After production the bacteria are diluted in the product
  • Analytical data reveals milk protein, lactose and gluten in the culture. However, in the finished product neither milk protein nor lactose are detectable, and the gluten level is below EU limit value for gluten-free products.

Is Lactobacillus reuteri growing in the product?

The bacteria are in a dormant state and become activated and fully metabolically active when they come in contact with the saliva. By the time they reach the stomach they can start to colonize.