Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under five, killing three quarters of a million kids around the world annually. Fourteen years ago, on a trip to Nicaragua, Dr. Kerri Miller realized the debilitating impact it had on the children there — and decided to do something about it.
“Seeing the impact diarrhoeal disease had on those babies was devastating,” says Miller, CEO of Make People Better, LLC. “Even through proper nutrition, the children couldn’t absorb the nutrients from the food.”
She was determined to create a product that would not only rehydrate, but provide intestinal support so the kids could gain weight and be healthy. She created re:iimmune.
Re:iimmune is the first oral hydrobiotic therapy designed to treat dehydration and provide intestinal support, so patients’ bodies can absorb key nutrients from food and metabolize medications efficiently. The formula contains 14 strains of probiotics, the good bacteria that support the natural bacteria found in our intestines.
“That bacteria is our first line of defense against harmful germs,” says Miller. “The probiotics in re:iimmune fill in when your own good bacteria have too much work to do or are damaged.”
The product has been clinically proven to promote optimal hydration and children 12 months and older can use it. Recently, Miller provided 80,000 doses of re:iimmune to Convoy of Hope for distribution to children around the world through our Children’s Feeding Initiative.
“Now the kids will not only receive proper nutrition, but they’ll also get the extra help they need to absorb the nutrients,” she says.