Results are strain specific

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.