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BioGaia Protectis Baby Drops

What are ProBiotics?
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit. Probiotics contain live cultures similar to those found in some yogurts and fermented milks. The word probiotic means "for life." Probiotics are supplements just like vitamins and minerals.

What Is BioGaia?
BioGaia is a brand of probiotic supplements designed for people of all ages. BioGaia contains L. reuteri Protectis, a natural lactobacilli that has been tested in numerous clinical trials and proven effective as well as safe for children.* [1-39]

How is BioGaia Different From Other ProBiotics?
It is important to understand that probiotic supplements contain different strains of bacteria. Experts believe that these different strains have different health benefits. Therefore, it is important to choose your probiotic supplement carefully. Look for products that have been tested for safety and clinically shown to promote good health, like BioGaia.* [1-39]

Can I Give My Child BioGaia Everyday and Is It Safe?
Yes. Children's tummies get bombarded daily by allergens and pathogens mostly through their food and drink . This constant exposure can upset the natural balance of your child's gut flora. BioGaia helps the good guys restore a natural balance to promote nutritional uptake, protect the gut and strengthen immunity.* [1,3,6,7,14,18-21,25-29,37,40-42]

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Can BioGaia Protectis Baby Drops Help Calm My Baby's Colic?

There is a study that is published in Pediatrics [9] that has shown that the probiotic strain, L. reuteri Protectis, can make a dramatic difference in the amount of time your colicky baby cries.

The brief synopsis of the study is below:

OBJECTIVE. The goal was to test the hypothesis that oral administration of Lactobacillus reuteri in a prospective randomized study would improve symptoms of infantile colic.

METHODS. Ninety breastfed colicky infants were assigned randomly to receive either the probiotic L reuteri (108 live bacteria per day) or simethicone (60 mg/day) each day for 28 days. The mothers avoided cow's milk in their diet. Parents monitored daily crying times and adverse effects by using a questionnaire.

RESULTS. Eighty-three infants completed the trial: 41 in the probiotic group and 42 in the simethicone group. The infants were similar regarding gestational age, birth weight, gender, and crying time at baseline. Daily median crying times in the probiotic and simethicone groups were 159 minutes/day and 177 minutes/day, respectively, on the seventh day and 51 minutes/day and 145 minutes/day on the 28th day. On day 28, 39 patients (95%) were responders in the probiotic group and 3 patients (7%) were responders in the simethicone group. No adverse effects were reported.

CONCLUSIONS. In our cohort, L reuteri improved colicky symptoms in breastfed infants within 1 week of treatment, compared with simethicone, which suggests that probiotics may have a role in the treatment of infantile colic.

The study showed that at the 28 day mark of taking the probiotics, the average crying time had decreased from 159 minutes a day to 51 minutes a day and that 95% of the study participants had significant improvement in crying time. The simethicone group only had 7% of the participants show improvement.

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BioGaia Protectis Baby Drops Information

Serving size: 5 drops
25 servings per container
Amount per serving: Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis, 100 million live, active cells*
* Daily Value not established.

Other ingredients: Sunflower oil, medium chain triglyceride oil, silicon dioxide.

Five (5) drops per day or as directed by your health care professional. Shake well before use.

To dispense, tip the bottle at an angle of around 45 degrees and the drops will form slowly. The drops may be given on a spoon or added to any suitable drink or food. After use, tap the bottom of the bottle gently to clear the dispenser. 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.

Shelf stable. Keep in a room-temperature controlled environment.

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