January 26, 2015
Lactobacillus reuteri is a probiotic recommended by some Lyme practitioners as a strategy to lower cholesterol and reduce inflammation. A recent study has shown that it will also increase the absorption of Vitamin D in patients with low serum levels.
It has also been shown to retard the growth of leukemia cells in vitro.
Some pediatricians use it in combination with other probiotic strains to control symptoms of colic and allergies in newborns. It is rarely found in mother’s milk across the globe, with only women in Korea, Sweden, and rural Japan showing the presence of it.
However, some researchers now think that the microbiome “obesity imprint” is too much Lactobacillus reuteri and not enough symbionts such as Akkermansia, etc., caution against taking it indiscriminately.
Blaylock Wellness Report, July 2013