What are BioGaia Probiotic Drops used for?
Provide live microorganisms to benefit health and/or to confer a health benefit.
Infants: BioGaia helps reduce episodes (duration) of crying in infants suffering from colic.
What is the Active Ingredient in BioGaia Probiotic Drops?
5 drops contain a minimum of 100 million live active Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 (L. reuteri Protectis)
What is a probiotic?
The word “probiotic” means “for life” as opposed to antibiotics which mean “against life”. Probiotics are clinically proven, health fortifying, natural active bacterial cultures. Or as the World Health Organization (WHO) chose to describe it: “Probiotics are live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host.” Not all probiotics are alike. Experts believe that the benefits of probiotics are strain-specific and recommend that all probiotics should be independently tested and evaluated in clinical trials as BioGaia Probiotic Drops have been.
What are BioGaia Probiotic Drops?
Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis is a patented probiotic bacteria that is in BioGaia Probiotic Drops. Because L. reuteri occurs in the human body it is uniquely adapted to live in humans. With its exceptional and documented health benefits in several areas, L. reuteri is considered a truly superior probiotic. BioGaia Probiotic Drops are a probiotic that helps promote a healthy, balanced digestive system when taken daily. BioGaia Probiotic Drops have demonstrated beneficial effects on common digestive upsets such as diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating.
Are BioGaia Probiotic Drops safe?
Safety studies with L. reuteri have been conducted in healthy newborns, small children, adults and immuno-deficient adults over the past decade. In all of these studies, L. reuteri has been proven to be free from side effects, even when given in doses greatly exceeding the levels normally contained in L. reuteri products. Over 3.5 billion daily doses of L. reuteri have been consumed all over the world since 1996, without any reported side effects.
How long does it take to feel the effects of taking Biogaia Probiotic Drops?
Normally you should notice the effects within a few days. While people who are healthy may not experience any differences, those taking L. reuteri because of a digestive system disturbance may notice an improvement in symptoms after 3-4 days. In some cases it may take longer if the person is, for example, taking a medication affecting the digestive system.
Adults, Children and Infants: 5 drops once a day or use as directed by your health care practitioner. For use beyond 21 days, consult your health care practitioner. If antibiotics are being taken, take at least 2-3 hours before or after taking antibiotics.
Directions: Shake well before using. Warm BioGaia Probiotic Drops slightly by rolling the bottle back and forth in your hands for 1 minute. To get the daily dosage, turn the bottle upside down and the drops will form slowly. The drops may be given on a spoon or added to milk, water or any other suitable drink or food. Do not add to hot food or drink as this may damage the live cultures. The drops do not change the taste of food or drink. Return BioGaia Probiotic Drops to the refrigerator after use. Opened bottle should be used within 3 months.
Non-medicinal Ingredients: Sunflower oil, medium chain triglyceride oil and silicon dioxide. BioGaia Probiotic Drops do not contain preservative or alcohol.
Cautions and Warnings: Discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner if symptoms of digestive upset (e.g. diarrhea), occur, worsen, or persist beyond 3 days.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are experiencing nausea, fever, bloody diarrhea or severe abdominal pain. Do not use if you have an immune compromised condition (e.g. AIDS, lymphoma, patients undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment).
Storage: Keep refrigerated (2-8°C). Do not allow the bottle dropper to come in contact with any liquid, including saliva. Keep the container closed. Opened bottle should be used within 3 months.