Lactobacillus reuteri is one of the most well researched probiotic species, especially in the very young. To date 108 clinical studies using BioGaia’s human strains of Lactobacillus reuteri have been performed in more than 8 600 individuals of all ages. Results are published in 69 articles in scientific journals, and five doctoral theses include trials in humans.
Probiotics are considered safe for healthy children. Research into their effectiveness in treating specific childhood illnesses is ongoing. So, doctors do not recommend probiotics for specific illnesses. We do know that growing up includes growing the right balance of optimal gut health – and probiotics help stimulate the growth of good bacteria.