The culture, which is used in the product, is fermented either on a skim milk or a barley based medium. 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 according to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 828/2014 (<20 mg/kg). As allergen food labelling regulation may vary from country to country, local regulation has always to beconsidered when labelling this product.
BioGaia Prodentis gum
Probiotic oral health
BioGaia Prodentis lozenges is a food supplement containing the patented lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri ProdentisTM (L. reuteri DSM 17938 and L. reuteri ATCC PTA 5289) that helps the good microorganisms restore a natural balance in the oral cavity. Because L. reuteri Protectis naturally colonizes humans it has a strong adaptation to persist and interact with humans.
Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis has been tested in more than 25 clinical studies and proven safe for adults.
1-2 lozenges per day. 1 lozenge consists of a minimum of 200 million live Lactobacillus reuteriProdentis. Use regularly for good oral health and when gums are sensitive or bleeding. Let the lozenge slowly melt in your mouth, preferably after tooth brushing. Recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
BioGaia products are free from allergens like milk, gluten, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy.
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Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis is a combination of two strains of Lactobacillus reuteri and is used in BioGaia’s oral health products lozenges and drops. It contains the two strains, Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 and Lactobacillus reuteri ATCC PTA 5289.
No, the bacteria are in a dormant state and become activated and fully metabolically active when they come in contact with the saliva. This happens quickly, by the time they reach the stomach, they can start to colonize.
BioGaia probiotic products could be useful in combination with for example antibiotics as they contribute to keeping the balance in the gut microbiota. These products are considered to be food and are actually comparable to yoghurt when it comes to safety.
The recommended daily dose of Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis is 200 million CFU, or 2 x 10^8 CFU. You get this dose by consuming 1 BioGaia Prodentis lozenge or 5 drops of BioGaia Prodentis drops.
The conditions under which Lactobacillus reuteri is taken are not critical. Hypothetically, the elevated pH shortly after the intake of food might have a positive impact on the survival of Lactobacillus reuteri, but it is more important that Lactobacillus reuteri is taken on a regular daily basis and at a time of the day that is suitable for the consumer.
Yes, since the intestinal levels are depleted within about a week after discontinuing use. The resident microbiota of an individual is relatively fixed and thereby highly resistant to the establishment of “newcomers”. 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 Lactobacillus reuteri during infancy. By taking BioGaia probiotics regularly you maintain the total daily supply of lactobacilli.
It is hard to give a more precise answer as each human and the gut microbiota is unique. Please contact a health care professional for advice.