Frequently Asked Questions
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The recommended daily dose of Lactobacillus reuteri is 100 million CFU (Colony Forming Units), or 108 CFU. Which is equalvalent to 1 BioGaia Chewable tablet or 5 drops of BioGaia Drops.
It is recommended to continue consuming the recommended dosage by your medical advisor if medical complication is still persistence. However, for general health after achieving full colonization of BioGaia probiotics by consuming on a daily basis for more than 30 days, you can also choose to consume BioGaia Probiotics in interval days (eg. Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun).
However, it is strongly recommended to continue taking BioGaia in a daily basis for better results to achieve stronger gut health and immune response.
Yes, since the intestinal levels are depleted within about a week after discontinuing use. The resident microbiota of an individual is relatively fixed and thereby highly resistant to the establishment of “newcomers”. Even an indigenous bacterium like Lactobacillus reuteri should be taken on a regular basis, since most people of modern society does not get colonized by Lactobacillus reuteri during infancy. By taking BioGaia probiotics you maintain a beneficial total daily supply of lactobacilli.
It is still recommended to store both BioGaia Probiotics Drops and BioGaia Probiotics Chewable Tablets in the refrigerator. However, both products are room temperature stable (<30°C) and it will still be in perfect condition throughout the shelf life if there is no direct contact with heat or sunlight.
Exposure to high temperature for too long will accelerate the degradation of the probiotic bacteria.
Hot weather together with high moisture, activates the bacteria cell and that will start the degrading of viability of the probiotic.
When exposed to high temperature and/or high moisture, probiotics bacteria will not be destroyed away but gradually and that will result in a shorter shelf-life. In countries with a warm climate, cool boxes are used for delivery to pharmacies that are air-conditioned.
A bottle of 5ml BioGaia Drops would last approximately 28 – 30 days.
A proper administration of droplets will affect how long a bottle last. The bottle is design to drop an exact equal drop if the bottle is tilted 45 degree and no shaking needed.
No. When it comes to safety, BioGaia products are comparable to yogurt and are considered as food. On the other hand, BioGaia Probiotic products are very useful with combination with antibiotics. It helps reduce the side effects associated with taking antibiotics.
Yes, according to clinical studies, BioGaia probiotics drops are safe from the day of birth. Recommended dosage is 5 drops once per day, regardless of age.
Yes, you can! As both has exact same content, just different way of administration.
No, Lactobacillus reuteri is a living bacterium that grows in the digestive tract. The larger the tract, the more it grows to effectively colonize. It is not like a pharmaceutical where the distribution of the chemical substance depends on the body size since the substance cannot reproduce itself.
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.