• Baby
  • 05 September, 2023
  • 5 min read

BioGaia FAQs

In this section, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions in relation to BioGaia tablets & drops.


BioGaia Drops




1. How many drops do I need to give to my baby?

The recommended daily dose is 5 drops. We strongly recommend giving our probiotic drops by spoon. Shake well for 10 seconds before each use to mix the bacteria culture with the oil.


2. Can I mix it with the milk and/or water?

Drops can be added to formula and/or breast milk. If adding to liquids, make sure to consume within the same day. Do not add to liquids or food warmer than 37°C as this may damage the live bacteria.


3. Does it need to be refrigerated once opened?

Once opened, especially if room temperature is above 25°C, we always recommend storage in the fridge. However, they should not be stored in the freezer, as this will significantly shorten the shelf-life of the product.


4. What is it’s shelf life?

The best before date is indicated on the bottom of the packaging. Once opened, the bottle should be used within 3 months.


5. Does it have any particular taste?

BioGaia drops have a neutral taste, thus do not change the taste of food or drink if added to them. The best before date is indicated on the bottom of the packaging. Once opened, the bottle should be used within 3 months.


6. From what age can BioGaia Protectis drops be used?

Clinical studies have shown that BioGaia Protectis drops are safe to give from day of birth.


7. Does it work in a natural way? As I’m afraid it might hurt my baby.

BioGaia drops are probiotics which are a natural source of good bacteria that can be found in dietary supplements and sometimes in dairy products. Probiotics are defined as ”live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” (WHO/FAO 2002, Hill C et al. 2014).


8. Should BioGaia products be taken with or without food?

It does not matter if BioGaia’s probiotic products are taken with or without food. What is important is to take it on a daily basis.


BioGaia Tablets



1. Are the tablets big?

Tablets are relatively small, chewable and lemon flavoured.


2. How much do I need to take on a daily basis?

The recommended daily dose of Limosilactobacillus reuteri (formerly known as Lactobacillus reuteri) Protectis is 100 million CFU (Colony Forming Units). This dose is provided by 1 BioGaia Protectis tablet.


3. Are these also suitable for the elderly?

BioGaia Protectis tablets are suitable for all ages.


4. Do they have any side effects?

Since every gastrointestinal tract is unique some individuals might experience a temporary change in gut motility. BioGaia probiotics very rarely cause side effects in the amounts recommended for the products. Some individuals might experience gas (flatulence), but that generally disappears after a few days. No serious adverse effects have been observed in clinical trials up to the maximum tested dosage of 10 billion CFU per day.

5. I take other medication on a daily basis, will this leave an effect on the treatment?

It is safe to take BioGaia tablets together with pharmaceuticals and other medication.* *If you have any medical conditions, always consult your healthcare professional for advice.

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