BioGaia Protectis drops comes in two different versions, we therefore recommend you to read what is stated on the package. The drops that can be stored in room temperature should be stored in a dry place, not above 25 °C / 77 °F.
BioGaia Protectis drops
Probiotic baby and child care
BioGaia Protectis baby drops is a food supplement containing the patented lactic acid bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis®/™ (L. reuteri DSM 17938 ) that helps the good micro organisms restore a natural balance in the gut. Because L. reuteri Protectis naturally colonizes humans it has a strong adaptaion to persist and interact with humans.
L. reuteri Protectis has been tested in more than 130 clinical trials and proven effective and safe for children.
How to use BioGaia Protectis baby drops:
- Shake well before use.
- Use 5 drops once daily. Press the container gently and the drops will form. In case no drops appear, shake again.
- Drops can be given by spoon, on the breast or added to breastmilk or formula. The drops do not change the taste of food or drink.
- Do not administer directly from the tube into the mouth or add to hot drink or food as this may damage the live bacteria.
Storage: Store in a dry place, not above room temperature (max 25 °C / 77 °F). Keep out of reach of children. Keep the container closed and make sure the cap is properly tightened. Some excess oil may accumulate in the cap. If this happens, wipe off with a clean, dry cloth. Avoid contact with fluids like saliva or water. Opened container should be used within 3 months.
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.
Sunflower oil, medium chain triglyceride oil (palm kernel) and L. reuteri DSM 17938. The package includes a white desiccant device for prolongation of shelf-life. The desiccant device is approved for use in direct contact with food and should not be consumed. The product is packed in a protective atmosphere.
5 drops once daily. One dose consists of a minimum of 100 million live L. reuteri Protectis. Recommended dose should not be exceeded. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
BioGaia Protectis bady drops should not be stored in the freezer. In the freezer the oil suspension will solidify, and the probiotic bacteria will be exposed to water. This process is severely shortening the shelf-life of the product.
BioGaia Protectis drops comes in two different versions, we therefore recommend you to read what is stated on the package. However, If your room temperature is above 25 °C / 77 °F we recommend all drops to be stored in the fridge.
In BioGaia we are constantly working on improving our products. The Easydropper is a new delivery system for probiotic products. It has an improved drop function which facilitates the administration of the product and less environmental impact compared to glass bottles.
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.
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.
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.
Clinical studies have shown that BioGaia Protectis drops are safe to give from day of birth.
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.