The Science Behind Probiotics for Eczema

The use of probiotics - specifically lactobacillus rhamnosus - to reduce the risk of eczema or atopic dermatitis in infants is surprisingly well studied.

Recently, a meta-analysis looked at ten different clinical studies to see how effective lactobacillus rhamnosus is for babies. Across about 2,500 infants studied, eczema was reduced by 50% in infants who took an L Rhamnosus probiotics as compared to a placebo.

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Key Takeaways: 

  • L Rhamnosus should be taken by mothers in the 3rd trimester
  • If breastfeeding, both mother and baby should take the probiotic
  • Formula-fed babies can take the probiotic with a bottle
  • While L rhamnosus effectively protects against eczema, it does not have a strong effect on food allergies. Only early allergen introduction is proven to reduce the risk of food allergies. 

11 Year Support of L Rhamnosus: 

Where Can You Buy L Rhamnosus?

We make Lil Mixins Probiotics so you can easily incorporate L Rhamnosus, along with other helpful bacterial strains into your routine. Lil Mixins uses the strain HN001 which has the strongest and longest-lasting protection

Learn more about the benefits of prenatal probiotics and probiotics for newborns and infants.