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L. reuteri (RC-14®) & L. rhamnosus (GR-1®)

Facts about Lactobacillus reuteri (RC-14®

  • Latin name: Lactobacillus reuteri 

  • Strain deposit number: ATCC55845

  • Originates from the vagina of a healthy woman 

  • RC-14® is a registered trademark of Chr. Hansen A/S

  • Used since 2004 as food supplement worldwide, with no reported consumer illness or injury

  • Tested in numerous clinical studies in women, with no reported serious adverse events

Facts about Lactobacillus rhamnosus (GR-1®)

  • Latin name: Lactobacillus rhamnosus 

  • Strain deposit number: ATCC55826

  • Originates from the distal urethra of a healthy woman

  • GR-1® is a registered trademark of Chr. Hansen A/S

  • Used since 2004 as food supplement worldwide, with no reported consumer illness or injury

  • Tested in numerous clinical studies in women, with no reported serious adverse events

Extensively documented strain combination

The RC-14® and GR-1® probiotic strains have been used in combination in dietary supplements since 2004, and they have been described extensively – to date, in more than 1601 scientific publications and 501 clinical studies.

In Europe, Lactobacillus reuteri and Lactobacillus rhamnosus have been granted Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS) status since 2007 by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) – a status granted on species level. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated the RC-14® and GR-1® strains as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS).

Clinical studies

Clinical studies indicate that the combination of the two strains may have beneficial effects regarding women’s vaginal microflora:

  • May reduce the recurrence of urinary tract disturbances
  • May reduce the presence of Candida
  • May improve bacterial imbalances in the vagina4
  • May improve symptoms of bacterial imbalances in the vagina5
  • May reduce the risk of experiencing bacterial imbalances in the vagina6
  • May help to restore and maintain a balanced vaginal microbiota7

Nothing on this page is meant to be perceived as an approved claim.

Your opportunities 

We offer the combination of Lactobacillus (RC-14®) and Lactobacillus (GR-1®) for dietary supplements. Please contact us for more information.

1 As of July 2015
2 Beerepoot et al. 2012
3 Martinez et al. 2009a
4 Martinez et al. 2009b; Anukam et al. 2006
5 Petricevic et al. 2008
6 Reid et al. 2003
7 Reid et al. 2003; Reid et al. 2001

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