BioGaia Probiotic Straws Gut Health - 30 Individually Wrapped Straws
BioGaia Probiotic Straws Gut Health are clinicaly proven, health fortifying, natural cultures. The word probiotic means "for life. There is a constant battle going on in your gut between good and bad bacteria. Unfortunately, our modern lifestyle favors that bad ones which may cause diseases. The good bacteria that are natural to the body need reinforcements.
BioGaia Probiotic straws contain Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis, a natural lactobacillus that helps the good guys restore a natural balance in your gut. L. reuteri Protectis has been tested in a number of clinical studies and proven effective as well as safe for both adults and children.
BioGaia: There’s Nothing Like It
BioGaia’s L. reuteri is a natural colonizer in humans from birth. It is even found in the milk of breastfeeding mothers. The content of L. reuteri found in breast milk varies from mother to mother. In fact, breast milk from lactating mothers living in rural areas contains more L. reuteri than breast milk from mothers in urban areas. Other probiotic species’ natural living environments are outside the human body and are just temporary residents derived from ingested food. Scientists feel that L. reuteri's indigenous status is a major contributing factor to its health-enhancing effects and exceptional safety record.
BioGaia is happy to be helping children get a healthy start in life.
The Birth of the Immune System
Our microbiota is acquired at birth. Before a baby is born, the intestinal tract is sterile. Starting with the birth process and exposure to the mother’s flora, the infant gut is colonized with microbes and its immature immune system starts to develop as it comes in contact with dietary and microbial antigens in the gut. The growing and evolving microbiota has a significant impact on the baby’s developing immune system
Where the Immune System Lives
Everyone knows that our immune system is what keeps us healthy despite the continual onslaught of potential invaders that bombard us each day. Where is this mysterious invisible thing we call our immune system? Surprisingly, 70-80% of immune cells reside in our gut, that long meandering intestinal system that starts with the mouth and travels down to the end of the large intestine.
The Developing Immune System
Evidence is mounting that an early and intimate interaction exists between the GI microbiota and immune defenses. This relationship is key for babies to develop a healthy functioning immune system. Recent studies have suggested that lack of contact with harmless microbes early in life is partially responsible for a less robust immune system later in life.
Supporting a Healthy Immune System
One old adage says that we have to eat a peck of dirt before we die. However, to take the peck of dirt literally means we are also exposed to non-beneficial organisms, as well. The best case scenario is to shift the balance of power toward a healthy immune response by adding beneficial bacteria, like L. reuteri, to your child’s daily regimen. The whole field of probiotics is an application of the knowledge we’ve gained from studying our microbiota and using it to promote better health.
Attending day care can be an enriching and stimulating experience for young children. Small children are just beginning to develop immunity. Their hygiene habits are as immature as their immune systems. The coughing, drooling and wiping with abandon sometimes results in absenteeism from school for children as well as missed work for parents.
Can BioGaia Promote Good Health?
A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial was conducted to see whether BioGaia’s L. reuteri could promote good health in children attending day care.  The study included 201 healthy children and lasted 21 months, covering two winter seasons and two summer seasons. Children were randomly assigned to receive either BioGaia’s L. reuteri, a Bifidobacterium probiotic, or no probiotic. Both probiotics promoted good health but the children receiving BioGaia’s L. reuteri seemed to derive the most benefit.
The Answer is Yes
Children receiving BioGaia’s L. reuteri had significantly fewer days with fewer doctor visits, fewer common diarrhea episodes, and had fewer absences from day care than children receiving the other probiotic or no probiotic at all.
Replenish their Well-Being
When it comes to fostering the well-being of their children, most parents seem eager to take advantage of every advancement being made in science and medicine. The health benefits of BioGaia’s L. reuteri have been demonstrated in numerous studies. BioGaia’s L. reuteri promotes gut health in healthy children, which is crucial for children’s well-being.
Probiotics 101: What is a Probiotic?
Probiotics are known as friendly or good bacteria. Definitions of the term probiotic have evolved over the years to today’s consensus, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations: Probiotics are live bacteria which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.
While the general belief is that the only good bacteria are dead bacteria, that’s not true. It’s a common misconception that all bacteria are the enemy and should be eliminated. While there are plenty of bad bacteria, the majority of bacteria are critical to our survival.
The body contains huge numbers of bacteria naturally. In fact, the number of bacteria in the gut is ten times the total number of cells in the entire human body. While that sounds scary, it’s really not. These bacteria are part of a complex ecosystem in the gut called intestinal flora or gut flora. The gut flora performs a number of useful functions in the body and is important for good health.
Functions of the Gut Flora
The gut flora performs a number of useful functions in the body:
Influence the development and function of the gut
Assist in digestion and absorption of nutrients
Assist in the absorption of minerals
Break down dietary carcinogens
Influence the development and function of the immune system
Form a natural defense barrier against bacteria, toxins and antigens
Protect the body against infection
Probiotcs and Gut Flora
Probiotics are supplements just like vitamins and minerals that contribute to a balanced gut flora to enhance your health and well-being.
Health Benefits of Probiotics
The dietary use of probiotics to support gut health and health in general is becoming well established. Probiotics are found in infant formula, supplements and as components of food and beverages. Studies confirm that regular consumption of probiotics in adequate amounts may provide overall health benefits for people of all ages. Daily consumption of probiotics may be beneficial in one of several ways. Some probiotics positively change the gut flora to correct an imbalance in the ratio of good to bad bacteria. Some promote good digestion and help with common digestive upsets, while others stimulate the local immune function.
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.
What is L. reuteri Protectis?
BioGaia's L. reuteri Protectis is a clinically proven, patented probiotic strain. With its exceptional safety record and documented health benefits in several areas, it is a truly superior probiotic. Recommended by doctors around the globe, over 1.5 billion doses have been delivered to people of all ages.
How does BioGaia Work?
Every parent knows what it is like when a child has stomach problems. There is a constant battle going on in the gut between good and bad bacteria. Common stomach problems are often a sign that the bad ones have the upper hand. The good bacteria, which are natural to the body, need reinforcements. BioGaia has been clinically shown to restore a natural balance in the gut and calm digestive distress.
What is Gut Flora?
The body contains huge numbers of bacteria naturally. As a matter of fact, the number of bacteria in the gut is ten times the total number of cells in the entire human body. While that sounds scary, it’s really not. These bacteria are part of a complex ecosystem in the gut called intestinal flora or gut flora.The gut flora performs a number of useful functions in the body and is important for good health.
Why is balanced Gut Flora Important?
Whether we enjoy good gut health or are susceptible to common digestive distress depends upon which bacteria are more dominant in our body – the good or bad. When we are in good health, the population of bacteria that lives in our gut is said to be balanced – the good bacteria outnumber the bad bacteria. We feel good, digestion and absorption are functioning properly to give us the nutrients we need to thrive. A proper balance of bacteria in our gut is an important part of good health.
Can I give my child BioGaia Everyday?
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.
Can everyone take BioGaia?
Yes, BioGaia can be taken by people of all ages. Safety studies with BioGaia's L. reuteri Protectis have been conducted in healthy newborns, small children, adults and immuno-deficient adults over the past decade. In all of these studies no side effects were experienced, even when given doses exceeding the levels normally administered.
What is the difference between the dosages forms?
BioGaia is available in three easy-to-use, innovative dosage forms designed for people of all ages.
Can I take Biogaia if I am pregnant/nursing/trying to become pregnant?
Probiotics have been taken during pregnancy, while breast feeding, and while attempting to become pregnant. Always consult a physician before taking any supplement or drug.
What is a Probiotic?
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.
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.
Is Biogaia a drug?
No. BioGaia is 100% natural.
Does BioGaia Contain Sugar?
No. BioGaia does not contain sugar or preservatives.
When is the best time of day to take BioGaia?
BioGaia can be taken anytime of the day.
Does BioGaia need to be taken with food?
No. BioGaia can be taken with or without food.
Can I use BioGaia with oral electrolyte solution?
Yes. Oral electrolyte solutions are designed to be given to infants and children to prevent dehydration due to diarrhea or vomiting. Consult with your child’s doctor before using BioGaia or oral electrolyte solutions.