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 ORS
Probiotic baby and child care
Probiotic Oral Rehydration Solution The patented lactic acid bacterium L. reuteri Protectis helps the good microorganisms keep a natural balance in the gut. Because L. reuteri Protectis naturally colonizes humans it has a strong adaptation to persist and interact with humans. Suitable for infants and children.
Preparation: Stir 1 sachet into 250 ml water. Boil the water if you are not sure of the water quality or use bottled water. Boiled water should be cooled before adding the BioGaia Protectis ORS as hot water may damage the live bacteria. When the product is mixed it should be consumed within 6 hours when stored in refrigerator (max 4 °C/39 °F) and within 3 hours when stored in room temperature (max 25 °C/77 °F).
Important: Always use the volume of water stated. If the product is not mixed with enough water, the body will receive too much salt, which can be dangerous.
Always contact your child health center or doctor if the child seems abnormally tired, does not want to drink or is not urinating.
Storage: Store in a dry place, not above room temperature (max 25 °C/77 °F). Keep out of reach of children.
Glucose, sodium citrate, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, L. reuteri DSM 17938 and zinc sulphate. One sachet contains a minimum of 1 billion live L. reuteri Protectis.
Contact your child health center for individual advice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clinical studies have shown that BioGaia Protectis drops are safe to give from day of birth.