Strain matters

Lactobacillus reuteri is a probiotic strain that has co-evolved with humans since the beginning of time, and because of that it is adapted to its host. L. reuteri is among the first bacterial species to become naturally established in the normal microbiota of the newborn.

Reuterina™ probiotic products with L. reuteri are among the most scientifically well-documented probiotics in the world with regard to both efficacy and safety.

Different probiotic products contain different probiotic strains. This means that one probiotic product with Lactobacillus reuteri, for example L. reuteri NCIMB 30242, is not equal to another probiotic product that contains another strain of Lactobacillus reuteri, for example L. reuteri DSM 17938. This is why bacteria must be defined and tested in clinical trials at strain level.

Lactobacillus reuteri Protectis is a strain of the species Lactobacillus reuteri that has been tested in more than 137 clinical trials in humans. Its scientific designation is Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938

The bacteria are in a dormant state and become activated and fully metabolically active when they come in contact with saliva.

It is always best to consult the product package insert and your healthcare professional regarding the specific condition for which you are taking the product and the prescribed or recommended use.

It does not matter if Reuterina™ probiotic products are taken with or without food. What is important is to take it on a daily basis and at a time of the day that is convenient.

Reuterina™ probiotic products are food supplements and therefore comparable to yoghurt when it comes to safety. Our products could be useful in combination with for example antibiotics as they help to maintain a balanced gut microbiota.

All our commercial strains are of human origin, naturally colonize humans, and are therefore more likely to actually have a positive effect on human health.

It is difficult to give an exact answer as the reasons for taking a probiotic supplement vary and the composition of each gut bacteria is unique. If you have concerns regarding your or your baby’s health, always consult a healthcare professional for advice.

Our products are free from allergens like milk, gluten, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish and soy. 

Reuterina drops® and Reuterina® Vit D FAQ’s

Reuterina® drops are indicated from birth, however, it is best to consult your healthcare professional for advice on your baby as they have access to any medical and birth information required to make a decision regarding any form of supplementation

  • Shake well for 10 seconds before each use to mix the bacteria culture with the oil.
  • Use 5 drops once daily.
  • Do not add to hot drink or food as this may damage the live bacteria.
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Reuterina™ drops can be used by patients suffering from milk protein allergy and / or are sensitive to lactose / gluten

  • A probiotic bacteria can be grown on different types of media
  • The L. reuteri Protectis culture used in Reuterina™ drops are grown on a barley based media, therefore, the drops do not contain lactose or milk protein

Our drops should not be stored in the freezer. The oil suspension will solidify and the probiotic bacteria will be exposed to water, when stored in the freezer. This process shortens the shelf-life severely.

Exposure to high temperatures and/or high humidity accelerates the degradation of the probiotic bacteria. If exposure is too long it will result in a shorter shelf-life of the product, but the product is still safe to use. 

Reuterina ® Vit D FAQ's

Reuterina™ Drops and  Reuterina™ Vit D contain the same strain of probiotic and the same dosage, however,  Reuterina™ it D does contain 400IU’s of Vitamin D3 in addition to the probiotic.  Reuterina™ is a live micro-organism and needs a few days to colonise the GIT, however, if baby is still constipated after 7 days, it is advised that you speak to your healthcare provider as additional interventions, such as a change in diet, may be required.

Reuterina® drops are indicated from birth, however, it is best to consult your healthcare professional for advice on your baby as they have access to any medical and birth information required to make a decision regarding any form of supplementation

  • Shake well
  • Turn bottle upside down and squeeze gently, letting the drops form one by one
  • Drop 5 drops onto a spoon, dummy, teat or directly onto the breast
  • Give to baby orally

Reuterina Vit D contains the same amount of probiotic bacteria as Reuterina Drops, but includes 400IU’s of Vit D3 to assist with immune modulation. In addition to this, Reuterina Vit D is comes in a 10ml bottle, meaning it will last twice as long.

Femme FAQ's

Although we have done trials and have no reported adverse events with  Reuterina™ Femme, it is always recommended to check with your doctor before taking any product during pregnancy as they have access to your full medical history and details.

Generic Reuterina ® FAQ's

Our products are sold at all leading Pharmacies throughout South Africa.

Our products come in different versions, we therefore recommend you to read what is stated on the package.

It does not make a difference what time you take Reuterina™ products.

There are no adverse events reported on  Reuterina™ Drops that suggest it may be the cause of cramping, however, there are so many factors that impact the gut make-up of a baby, including the mode of feeding (breast vs formula) and the mode of birth (c-section, or vaginal) that we would suggest following the advice of a healthcare provider in this regard as they will have a better picture of you and your little one’s unique circumstances.

Reuterina™ Drops and  Reuterina™ Vit D contain the same strain of probiotic and the same dosage, however,  Reuterina™ it D does contain 400IU’s of Vitamin D3 in addition to the probiotic.  Reuterina™ is a live micro-organism and needs a few days to colonise the GIT, however, if baby is still constipated after 7 days, it is advised that you speak to your healthcare provider as additional interventions, such as a change in diet, may be required.

Due to the diverse nature of our the retail outlets that sell  Reuterina™ as well the individual promotions that they run, we do not set a recommended retail selling price on  Reuterina™  We do however endeavour to ensure that you are able to get your favourite  Reuterina™ product from your preferred outlet.

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