Probiotics means “for life”

Probiotic is a term used to describe inter alia good bacteria, as suggested by their name with “pro” meaning “for” and “bios” from the Greek for “life.”

To be considered a probiotic, a microbe must be live and have health effects proven in clinical trials. Probiotic supplement products, whether in the form of tablets or drinks, must contain the same bacterial strain(s) in the same dose as used in the given clinical trial. The most common types of microbes used in probiotics are lactic acid bacteria, such as Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis, found in BioGaia products.

Probiotics – companions for life

Bacteria are part of us from birth, and our bodies seek to maintain balance among our gut bacteria every single day. However, this harmony can be easily be disturbed, especially in young children and newborns, leaving our bodies in need of help and support to colonize the gut flora, for example by taking probiotics.

But not all probiotic strains are the same. At BioGaia, it is our mission to provide the highest quality, most thoroughly researched, and safe probiotics for you and your children.

Taking care of gut bacterica

In a perfect world, we would not need to take probiotics. We would receive our first dose during birth and then from our mothers’ milk, eat naturally fermented foods prepared in traditional ways, and live the “natural” life.

But in our fast-paced industrialized world, our digestive system is constantly bombarded with allergens, chemicals, and potentially harmful bacteria through our food and drink. Besides, sickness, certain medicines, bad eating habits, and of course stress can upset the balance of our gut flora, making it easier for harmful bacteria to thrive. By supplementing our diets with lactic acid bacteria, we can maintain the right number of bacteria constituting our normal microflora.

Gut health

Bacteria live on our skin, in our mouth and nose, but, most of all, in our gut. So, it comes as no surprise that our gut plays a significant role for the body’s immune system.

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The importance of bacteria

Probiotics are good bacteria that promote a healthy gut. When in balance, the good bacteria defend our bodies against harmful bacteria. But sometimes they need support to thrive.

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Lactobacillus reuteri

BioGaia products contain live microbes from the probiotic strain Lactobacillus reuteri. One of the most well-researched probiotics available, it is both effective and safe.

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