Over 70% of our immune system resides in our gut. Additionally, studies shows that the gut microbiome can influence our brain chemistry and a wide range of behaviors from depression to anxiety to pain perception. So it makes sense that we want to optimize our gut flora to prevent sickness and feel healthy and happy.
Current Research shows L. Reuteri:
Current research shows that Lactobacillus reuteri helps promote digestive and immune health, and is especially useful in the treatment of Colic in newborn infants.
A 2006 study showed that infants given L. reuteri as a supplement over several weeks spent less time crying each day. Intense, sustained periods of crying are key symptoms of colic, as the condition is believed to cause considerable gastrointestinal pain in babies. Colic has been a puzzling idiopathic condition for centuries, and babies endure the condition for weeks to months of their early lives. L. reuteri was also shown to have greater efficacy than simethicone, which for years has been the traditional therapy for colic. Read more…
Treats and Prevents Diarrhea
It has been demonstrated that L. reuteri is capable of effectively treating diarrhea, particularly when it is a symptom of rotavirus among children. When administered versus a placebo, children recovered more quickly from the illness. Rotavirus is estimated to cause the deaths of some 500,000 children under the age of five each year. L. reuteri may also be used as a preventive measure. Children who receive daily doses of the probiotic while healthy are less likely to contract diarrhea and/or rotavirus.
Suppresses Occurrences of Eczema
When infants in studies were given L. reuteri immediately after birth and for the next six months (versus a placebo), there was a significant reduction in the number of those who developed eczema following ingestion of the probiotic versus those who were administered the placebo. L. reuteri may also be an effective treatment for children who already have eczema.
Supports Dental Health
L. reuteri destroys streptococcus mutans, which hastens tooth decay. In tests conducted with a number of forms of probiotic bacteria, L. reuteri was the only species that halted the production of S. mutans. Inflammation of the gums and the related symptoms of gingivitis may subside or be eradicated completely with products made with appropriate dosages of L. reuteri.
Helps Prevent Infections
In addition, Lactobacillus reuteri produces a natural antimicrobial, REUTERIN, which combats harmful bacteria while leaving beneficial bacteria and other lactobacillus strains unaffected. L. reuteri is a naturally occurring substance in humans, but the probiotic is not present in all people. Some people need daily supplements to introduce and keep adequate levels. Read more…
Studies show that a daily dose of L. reuteri especially benefits babies and children! It’s proven to be safe and effective.