Happiness is a Happy Tummy

Happiness starts with a happy tummy.
BioGaia® offers you probiotic products that supplement your family's natural intestinal flora,  whether in sickness or in health. Derived from natural human live active bacteria, all BioGaia® products are clinically proven to be 100% safe.

What is BioGaia® ?

BioGaia® is a range of probiotic supplements that rely on the action of a specific and proven strain of the Lactobacillus reuteri bacteria, named L. reuteri Protectis.
BioGaia® helps in maintaining the healthy balance of microflora in the intestine, making it more difficult for harmful microorganisms to proliferate. BioGaia® is clinically proven to help protect against harmful bacteria, and to help support the immune system.

Where does BioGaia®  come from?

The commercial strain of BioGaia®  for human use was isolated from the breast milk of a healthy woman living in perfect harmony with nature - high in the Peruvian Andes, far from the chemicals and toxins of the industrialised world.
Today, this live active bacteria is scientifically replicated under stringent hygienic conditions in our state-of-the-art laboratories, making this precious strain of Lactobacillis reuteri available to everyone.

Why is BioGaia® so special?

BioGaia®  supplements the microflora in the intestine, hindering harmful microorganisms from multiplying. Because it is isolated from human breast milk,  BioGaia®  is one of very few species of lactobacilli uniquely adapted to reside in the gastrointestinal tract of human beings.
(Most species have their natural living environment outside the human body and are therefore just temporary residents derived from food).

Is it safe?

In a word: yes. Extensive safety studies into BioGaia®  have been conducted in healthy newborns, small children, adults and immuno-deficient adults over the past decade. In all these studies, BioGaia®  has proven free from side effects, even when given in doses widely exceeding the levels normally contained in BioGaia®  products. Almost one billion daily doses of BioGaia®  have been consumed all over the world since 1996, without any reported side effects.
BioGaia®  products are safe.

What distinguishes BioGaia® from other products on the market?

The effects of probiotic bacteria are strain-specific. That means that each strain within a species differs from every other, whether in their relative effectiveness or mode of action. BioGaia®  products contain the species Lactobacillus reuteri, from the lactobacillus family, with the strain Lactobacillus Reuteri Protectis (DSM 17938).

This strain's natural habitat is the human digestive tract, and it is therefore especially well adapted to thrive in this environment.

Lactobacillus reuteri was chosen as ideal for BioGaia®  products for this and many other reasons: 

It is among the first bacterial species to become naturally established in the normal microflora of newborns. Most other bacterial strains are only temporary or transient inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract, derived from the intake of food.

It is one of the most scientifically well-documented live active bacteria with regard to both efficacy and safety.

It produces the antimicrobial agent reuterin, which inhibits the growth of several pathogenic microorganisms.

It simultaneously supports the populations of other bacteria, which are part of the normal intestinal microflora.

All our products are formulated and packaged to ensure convenient administration and a stable shelf life of live active bacteria cells for many months.


The BioGaia® brand  is your guarantee of quality live active bacteria cultures.