Probiotics are dietary supplements, like vitamins, minerals and essential oils.
The word probiotic means “for life” as opposed to antibiotic which means “against life”. The WHO defines probiotics as live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.
BioGaia has several patented strains of Lactobacillus reuteri. They are all derived from the human body, and are thus uniquely adapted to reside in humans.
With its exceptional and documented health benefits in several areas, Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis is considered a truly superior probiotic bacterium.
Important criteria for qualifying as a probiotic are thus that the microbes are alive and have proven health effects in clinical trials. Furthermore, a probiotic product must contain the same bacterial strain (or strains) and the same dose that was used in the clinical trials. The most common types of microbes used as probiotics are lactic acid bacteria, like Lactobacillus reuteri, and bifidobacteria.
1 Use of Probiotics in Digestive Health
Lactobacillus reuteri is well researched and has been shown to help promoting digestive health within the following health conditions. No side-effects or negative effects have been discovered.
2 BioGaia Probiotic Q&A
Biogaia Drops are a probiotic that helps promote a healthy, balanced digestive system when taken daily. Biogaia Drops for babies have demonstrated beneficial effects on common digestive upsets such as diarrhea, constipation, wind and bloating.