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For the healthy stomach
of your baby

Used once daily
at bedtime
The product
does not need
to be refrigerated
The product
does not contain
milk, casein or lactose

Are you taking an antibiotic?
...take a synbiotic

Used once daily
at bedtime
The product
does not need
to be refrigerated
The product
does not contain
milk, casein or lactose

Are you taking an antibiotic?
...take a synbiotic

Used once daily
at bedtime
The product
does not need
to be refrigerated
The product
does not contain
milk, casein or lactose

MULTILAC® Baby is the latest generation synbiotic that contains as many as 9 specially selected bacterial strains and a nutritive ingredient – fructooligosaccharides (FOS).

The product uses an innovative Micro Mure® microencapsulation technology that involves covering of bacteria with two protective layers: proteinaceous and polysaccharide-hydrocolloid layer. Double protection protects the beneficial bacteria from destructive effects of gastric juice and digestive enzymes. Micro Mure® technology used in MULTILAC® Baby increases both durability and effectiveness of bacteria. A nutritive ingredient – fructooligosaccharides (FOS) – stimulates bacterial growth, facilitates intestinal colonization and therefore prolongs activity of bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. MULTILAC® Baby does not contain milk or casein.

For dietary management of infants aged 4 months and older and children, indicated with: antibiotic therapy, functional intestinal disorders (e.g. constipation and diarrhea of various etiologies) and in the periods of increased susceptibility to infections.

Children aged 4 months and older: 1 sachet daily. For infants, mix the contents of the sachet with water or milk. For children aged 2 years and older and adults – MULTILAC® Baby can be given directly or contents of the sachet can be mixed with water, milk or yoghurt. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

Dietary food for special medical purposes. The product must be taken under medical supervision. The product indicated for infants and children. The product is not indicated for parenteral use.

An active substance Contents per 1 sachet (1.5 g).
Bacterial liophilizate belonging to 9 different strains 1 billion bacteria (1 x 109 CFU*)
Lactobacillus acidophilus 1,11 x 108 CFU
Lactobacillus casei 1,11 x 108 CFU
Bifidobacterium lactis 1,11 x 108 CFU
Lactobacillus paracasei 1,11 x 108 CFU
Lactobacillus plantarum 1,11 x 108 CFU
Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG 1,11 x 108 CFU
Lactobacillus salivarius 1,11 x 108 CFU
Bifidobacterium bifidum 1,11 x 108 CFU
Bifidobacterium longum 1,11 x 108 CFU
Prebiotic ingredient Fructooligosaccharidies (FOS) 1,43 g
* Colony Forming Unit - a unit forming bacterial colony

Intestinal microflora

What is the intestinal microflora
and what is its function?

The intestinal microflora is composed of approximately 500-1000 microorganism species. They include anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms. They can be classified as beneficial and pathogenic ("bad").

The adequately balanced intestinal microflora is responsible for e.g.:

Beneficial bacteria support normal peristalsis, prevent diarrhea, constipation and bloating.

By permanently colonizing the intestines, they reduce the risk of adherence of „bad” bacteria to the mucosa. They are able to produce such substances as lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide and specific peptides that inhibit or even kill many pathogenic gastrointestinal bacteria, fungi and yeasts.

Some “good” bacteria are able to produce compounds that facilitate digestion of unabsorbable substances, e.g. Streptococcus thermophilus produces B- galactosidase, an enzyme that facilitates lactose digestion.

What disturbs
the intestinal microflora?

Symptoms of drastic reduction of lactic acid bacteria count:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation, bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Hyperacidity
  • Food allergies

Situation resulting in disturbed balance of the intestinal microflora:

  • Intake of antibiotics
  • Infections
  • Improper diet
  • Change of diet (especially during travels)
  • Stress
  • Age - aging

A synbiotic that is close to an ideal one

Synbiotic = live bacterial cultures
+ nutritive ingredient

A synbiotic is a combination of live bacterial cultures with a nutritive ingredient. Synbiotics facilitate restoration of normal gastrointestinal microflora.

Does the formulation that you use meet requirements of a probiotic that is close to an ideal one?

is resistant to effects of
hydrochloric acid

due to the use of an innovative MURE® encapsulation technlogoy, it provides better survival of bacteria versus other commerically available products that contain live bacterial strains*

which makes a product CLOSE TO AN IDEAL ONE

* A comparative in vitro study of stability and disintegration of capsules manufactured using the MURE® (Multi Resistant Encapsulation) technology versus other capsules that contain probiotics, under conditions mimicking gastric environment. Jacek Piątek, M.D., Ph.D. Department of Human Physiology, Karol Marcinkowski Medical University of Poznań

What are the beneficial bacteria?

The most popular strains include:

  • Bacterial strains that produce lactic acid: Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Streptococcus
  • Nonpathogenic yeast strains Saccharomyces boulardii.
What does effectiveness of bacteria depend on?

Effectiveness of bacteria depends on the following factors:

  • CFU (colony forming units) contents of bacterial strains per 1 capsule
  • Use of technology for bacterial protection from detrimental effects of hydrochloric acid in the stomach

Minimum therapeutic daily dose of live bacteria is 106-109 CFU .

Prof. Hanna Szajewska
Medical University of Warsaw
Department of Pediatrics

What are the nutritive substances?

Indigestible food components that selectively stimulate growth or activity of selected gastrointestinal bacterial strains and through beneficial change of their composition contribute to improvement of host’s health

GR.Gibson, M. Roberfroid .J. Nutr. 1995:125:1401-12

What are
live bacterial

Live bacterial cultures are selected strains of good bacteria that, when ingested, support normal function of the gastrointestinal tract.

Definition according to FAO/WHO
Live microorganisms that, when given in adequate amounts, have beneficial health effects.

Definition by Fuller.: Gut 1991; 32: 439-42
Live microorganisms that, when ingested, have beneficial effects on the host by improving balance of the intestinal microflora.

MURE® Technology

What is Micro MURE®

An innovative Micro MURE® technology involves of bacteria with two protective layers:

  • Proteinaceous protective layer – protects beneficial bacteria from hydrochloric acid and digestive enzymes
  • Polysaccharide-hydrocolloid protective layer – protects probiotic bacteria from moisture and high temperature and enables their storage at room temperature

Should synbiotics with special protective technology be used?

Double protection protects beneficial bacteria from destructive effects of hydrochloric acid, digestive enzymes, moisture and temperature. Use of Micro MURE® technology in MULTILAC® Baby increases durability and effectiveness of probiotic bacteria and makes them reach the intestines without losses.

Does the number of strains included in the product matter?

Intestinal flora exhibits interindividual variability, since it is affected by multiple environmental and genetic factors. Each of bacterial strains has its unique properties and determines effectiveness in other medical conditions. Intestinal flora exhibits interindividual variability and thus by using a product that contains as many as 9 bacterial strains it is easier to supplement it in majority of subjects.

Composition – Lyophilizate of bacteria belonging to 9 different strains:

Lactobacillus rhamnosus:
protection from antibiotic-induced diarrheas
support and prevention of rotavirus-induced diarrheas
in recurrent diarrheas induced by Clostridium difficile
protection from acute diarrheas
stimulation of the immune system

Lactobacillus casei:
protection from intestinal disorders
in rotavirus-induced diarrheas
in constipation

Lactobacillus plantarum:
alleviation of complaints caused by the irritable bowel syndrome
prophylaxis of recurrences of nonspecific inflammatory bowel disease

Lactobacillus helveticus:
probiotic with high resistance to gastric acid
due to produced bacteriocins, inhibits development of detrimental bacterial flora and alleviates lactose intolerance
prevents, reduces diarrhea duration

Lactococcus lactis:
due to produced bacteriocins – inhibits development of detrimental bacterial flora

Bifidobacterium longum:
prevention of travelers’ diarrheas
prophylaxis of recurrences of nonspecific inflammatory bowel disease

Bifidobacterium bifidum:
prevention of rotavirus-induced diarrheas

Bifidobacterium breve:
maintenance of balance of the intestinal microflora
protection from diarrheas
prophylaxis of recurrences of nonspecific inflammatory bowel disease

Streptococcus thermophilus:
protection from and alleviation of rotavirus-induced diarrheas
prevention of travelers’ diarrheas
alleviates lactose intolerance


Live bacterial strains facilitate maintenance of normal function of the gastrointestinal tract and therefore their use has beneficial effects on health of a subject who takes beneficial bacteria.

Antibiotics are an effective tool to fight bacterial infections, but they are no use in fighting viruses, which are insensitive to them.

Antibiotics can cure multiple dangerous disease, but concurrently, they reduce immunity and cause problems, e.g. with the gastrointestinal tract.

Studies have demonstrated that live bacterial strains require approximately 4 weeks after the end of antibiotic therapy to re-colonize the intestines. Complete restoration of the bacterial flora may take even 6 months! Therefore, it is not proper to impair your health during an antibiotic therapy and wait for the beneficial bacteria to form a powerful protective barrier in the intestines from various microorganisms. It is recommnded to take products that contain live bacterial strains concomitantly with an antibiotic therapy. They contain beneficial bacteria Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. They protect the intestines from pathogenic microorganisms and stimulate function of the immune system. They prevent diarrheas and impairment of immunity related to an antibiotic therapy. You should remember to use them for as long as 5-7 days after the end of your antibiotic therapy.

You should pay attention to products that contain nutritive substances for live bacterial strains (e.g. oligofructose). Such product is referred to as a synbiotic and exhibits particularly beneficial effects, since adequately nourished beneficial bacteria will colonize the gastrointestinal tract and proliferate more rapidly. Therefore, they will protect the host from bad bacteria more effectively and will have beneficial effects on intestinal motility, preventing both diarrhea as well as constipation.

Traditional products that contain live bacteria MULTILAC® Baby
No capsule protection technology – some live bacteria are inactivated by hydrochloric acid in the stomach – lower effectiveness of the product The innovative MURE® encapsulation technology provides survival of probiotic bacteria in the environment of low pH of gastric hydrochloric acid, allows probiotic to reach the intestines, the site of its actual activity
Only live bacteria Synbiotic = live bacteria + nutritive substance (a substance that is a nutriment for probiotic) – better bacterial development
Low number of bacterial strains, selective effects, need to administer several doses daily Large number – 9 live bacterial strains, accounting for variable composition of the intestinal flora in each human
The product contains allergic substances (e.g. cow’s milk proteins) The product does not contain milk, lactose or casein - SAFE FOR ALLERGIC PATIENTS
Most of the products need to be refrigerated The product is resistant to moisture and atmospheric oxygen – DOES NOT NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED

Using a synbiotic provides particular benefits, since apart from live bacteria, the synbiotic contains also a nutritive ingredient (oligofructose in MULTILAC®). A nutritive substance is a precious source of energy needed for bacterial development. It provides adequate conditions for proliferation and high activity of beneficial bacteria. Synbiotics (including Multilac) restore and maintain normal composition of the gastrointestinal microflora. Use of a synbiotic provides particular benefits, since apart from live bacteria, the synbiotic contains also a nutrient for beneficial bacteria. Synbiotics protect the host from bad bacteria more effectively than bacteria alone, they protect us from antibiotic-associated diarrhea, have beneficial effects on intestinal peristalsis, prevent both diarrhea and constipation. Studies demonstrate that bacteria require approximately 4 weeks to re-colonize the intestines after the end of an antibiotic therapy. Complete restoration of the bacterial flora may take even 6 months!

Intestinal disorders
Diarrhea can appear in various circumstances, but it is always a burdensome problem. Both adults and children are equally affected by it. Fortunately we can protect ourselves from its rapid progression and consequences.

What should we know about diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a mere protection of a host from invasion of toxic substances. We define diarrhea as increased number of fluid stools with increased volume. Irritated bowels contract and pass the food more rapidly. Diarrhea may be caused by bacterial invasion in the intestinal mucosa or exposure of the intestine to toxins produced by microorganisms. Diarrhea may accompany infections unrelated to the gastrointestinal tract, such as otitis media, pneumonia or stomach flu. It usually subsides within 2-3 days, but can be chronic and persist even for a few months.

Causes of diarrhea
Diarrhea is induced by various different causes. In children, the most common causes include gastrointestinal viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections, allergies or food intolerance, nutritional errors or complications of antibiotic therapy. Potential sources of diarrhea in adults include neurosis, hyperthyroidism, allergies or food intolerance (e.g. milk), drugs, food poisoning, gastrointestinal diseases (e.g. ulcerative colitis), malignancies.

Should we be afraid of diarrhea?
The biggest threat related to diarrhea is dehydration and loss of mineral salts (electrolytes), in particular of sodium and potassium; diarrhea may also be complicated by severe acidosis. Elderly patients and children are especially at risk. We should not neglect diarrhea. Negligence may result in renal function disorders, and in severe cases in arthritis or purulent lesions in other organs. Live bacterial strains and hydration are used in uncomplicated acute diarrhea (watery stool without blood or mucus). Probiotics help to restore adequate composition of the intestinal microflora. In the event of diarrhea you can use a synbiotic MULTILAC® that contains as many as 9 selected live bacterial strains and a nutritive ingredient – oligofructose. Due to the innovative encapsulation technology, live bacterial strains included in MULTILAC® are characterized by markedly increased resistance to low pH of gastric juice, bile salts and digestive enzymes. Live bacterial strains restore and maintain balance of the gastrointestinal microflora and the nutritive ingredient is a source of energy required for bacterial development. Therefore, we significantly limit risk of diarrhea and at least we alleviate its course. Remember to start taking MULTILAC® several days before your scheduled trip. One capsule daily is enough. Due to the encapsulation technology, MULTILAC® does not need to be refrigerated and thus can be a particularly beneficial companion of our trip adventures.

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