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Glossary - BioGaia - Årsredovisning 2016



Compounds that kill or inhibit the growth of microorganisms.

Helicobacter pylori

Very commonly occurring bacteria in many parts of the world. Resides in the stomach and may lead to peptic ulcers and gastric cancer.

Clinical research

Research conducted in humans.


Lactic acid bacteria. A collective name for a group of microorganisms that occur naturally in various foods such as yogurt, olives and pickled vegetables. In the past, we ingested a great deal of lactic acid bacteria, but today our diet lack these beneficial bacteria. Some lactic acid bacteria are also present in the human commensal flora.
Lactic acid bacteria have different properties and may thus provide different health effects when consuming them. There are a large number of lactic acid bacteria, for example Lactobacillus reuteri and Lactobacillus acidophilus.

Lactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri)

Species within the genus Lactobacillus. The vast majority of BioGaia’s patented probiotics are different strains of Lactobacillus reuteri, for example, Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis.

Lactobacillus reuteri Gastrus

Combination of two strains of Lactobacillus reuteri, used in BioGaia’s digestive health product for use in connection with Helicobacter pylori infection.

Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis

Combination of two strains of Lactobacillus reuteri, used in BioGaia’s oral health products.

Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis

Strain of Lactobacillus reuteri, used in BioGaia’s digestive health products for children and adults.


The companies distributing and selling BioGaia’s products.


Live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.

Resistant bacteria

Bacteria that have become resistant to one or several antibiotics.

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