Limosilactobacillus reuteri

Limosilactobacillus reuteri (L. reuteri), formerly known as Lactobacillus reuteri, is a probiotic bacterial strain that naturally occurs in the human gut as well as in other body areas such as the mouth and the mammary gland. This strain is known for its health-promoting properties and is frequently used in probiotic dietary supplements.

One of the outstanding features of Limosilactobacillus reuteri is its ability to produce Reuterin. Reuterin is an antimicrobial substance that is generated during the metabolism of glycerin and is effective against a broad spectrum of harmful microorganisms. This property supports the maintenance of a healthy balance of microflora in the gut, without compromising beneficial bacteria.

Unlike other Lactobacilli, Limosilactobacillus reuteri can colonize the human gut, leading to a more effective and stable effect in the gut. Additionally, this strain influences the immune system in both innate and adaptive ways, which can contribute to the reduction of inflammation and the prevention of certain allergic diseases.

Like other Lactobacilli, Limosilactobacillus reuteri is generally not found in the gut flora of infants. However, its positive effects on oral health and overall health make it a valuable addition for many people looking to improve their gut health and overall well-being.

Limosilactobacillus reuteri is among the most extensively researched probiotic species, partly due to its historical use in food processing and in probiotic products. This extensive research has led to a deeper understanding of its role in human health, making it a particularly widely used and versatile probiotic strain.