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.

Important information when buying BioGaia’s products on the Internet. The live bacteria in BioGaia’s products are sensitive to high temperatures and humidity. Improper handling or transportation may reduce the quality and result in a shorter shelf-life and at worst a product without effect. When purchasing a product on the Internet make sure that it is through an authorized channel. BioGaia cannot guarantee the quality of the product unless the delivery is through a sales channel controlled by BioGaia or its authorized local distributors.

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.

How do you guarantee the quality of the product when shipping?

In most cases our partners are responsible for shipping our products and we provide them with our recommendation. If we are responsible, we have always cold transport for our finished products, even those who can handle 25°C.

Can I buy BioGaia’s products online?

We can only guarantee the quality of the product when the delivery is through a sales channel controlled by BioGaia or our authorized local distributors. However, some of our distribution partners offers online sale.

The live bacteria in BioGaia’s products are sensitive to high temperatures and humidity and improper handling or transportation may reduce the quality and result in a shorter shelf-life.

When purchasing a product on the Internet make sure that it is through an authorized channel. For the list of distribution partners in your country, please follow this link.

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.

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.

Should I refrain from combining BioGaia probiotic products with any specific medicines or drugs?

BioGaia probiotic products are food supplements and therefore comparable to yoghurt when it comes to safety. Our products could be useful in combination with for example antibiotics as they help to maintain a balanced gut microbiota.