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.

Most of our products are sold through the major pharmaceutical chains

L. reuteri Protectis has been tested in more than 120 clinical trials and proven safe for children.

 

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. Shake well before use. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.

Are BioGaia Protectis drops free from common allergens?

BioGaia Protectis drops are soy and dairy free. A barley source is used as a fermentation nutrient for the probiotic culture used in the drops. However, analytical data from a certified laboratory has not revealed gluten in the drops. Labelling may vary from country to country, due to local regulation.

What is Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis?

Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis is a strain of the species Lactobacillus reuteri that has been tested in more than 120 clinical trials (in humans). It is used in products such as drops and tablets. Its scientific designation is Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938.

Is Lactobacillus reuteri growing in the product?

No, the bacteria are in a dormant state (freeze-dried) and become activated / fully metabolically active when they come in contact with the saliva. This happens very quickly, by the time they reach the stomach, they can attach and start colony growth.

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

No, these products are considered to be food and are comparable to yoghurt when it comes to safety. On the contrary, BioGaia probiotic products could be useful in combination with for example antibiotics as they contribute to keeping the balance in the gut flora.

Should BioGaia probiotic products be taken with or without food?

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.

Do I need to take Lactobacillus reuteri every day?

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.

Why is the dose of Lactobacillus reuteri the same in adults and children? Shouldn’t it be higher in adults?

No, Lactobacillus reuteri is a living bacterium that grows in the digestive tract. The larger the tract, the more it grows to effectively colonize. It is not like a pharmaceutical where the distribution of the chemical substance depends on the body size since the substance cannot reproduce itself.

How long does it take before I notice the effects of taking Lactobacillus reuteri?

It is hard to give a more precise answer as each human and the gut flora is unique. Please contact a health care professional for advice.

Shouldn’t BioGaia probiotic products contain a larger number of bacteria in a daily dose in order to be efficient?

  • No, based on the results of clinical studies, the dose level of 100 million CFU/day has been chosen as a safe and efficient dose for Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis. The corresponding dose for Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis is 200 million CFU/day.
  • Lactobacillus reuteri has proven to possess all the necessary qualities regarding efficacy and product shelf-life, without being combined with any other probiotic species.

What is the recommended dosage of BioGaia Protectis?

The recommended daily dose of Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis is 100 million CFU (Colony Forming Units), or 10^8 CFU. You get this dose by consuming 1 BioGaia Protectis tablet, 1 BioGaia Protectis straw or 5 drops of BioGaia Protectis drops.

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