This is a probiotic that has a natural protective coating to protect it bile, acids, yada yada. So supposedly it definately populates your digestive tract. It can even withstand food processing so you'll soon see probiotics added to all kinds of crap.
So, I was looking for something for my dog. I believe he has a systemic yeast problem. He's had a yeast infection in his ears since I got him and for which the Antibacterial stuff the vet gave me never helped. And after the first summer I had him, he began developing hot spots which involves a yeast infection growing in spots the dog irritates by scratching and biting. Because he's extremely sensitive to fleas. You can see the linoleic acid thread on how I've been trying to reduce his sensitivity topically, and he was way better while it was winter. Now it's summer again in this brutal climate that spawns so many fleas.
I came across this product of digestive enzymes and pre and probiotics on Amazon. One reviewer pretty much described my dogs problems while raving about how quickly it turned around her dog. It is mostly enzymes, but it specifically names the probiotic strain Bacillus coagulans.
People take Bacillus coagulans for diarrhea, including infectious types such as rotaviral diarrhea in children; traveler's diarrhea; and diarrhea caused by antibiotics. Bacillus coagulans is also used for general digestion problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), a bowel disorder called Clostridium difficilecolitis, excessive growth of “bad” bacteria in short bowel syndrome, and infection due to the ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori.
One manufacturer of a supplement says:
Bacillus coagulans is a lactic acid-producing bacteria that represents a breakthrough in probiotic supplementation. This beneficial bacteria is dormant in the bottle, then reverts to a growing bacteria in the intestines.* Because of this, it resists being killed by stomach acid; in contrast, many Lactobacillus probiotics lose most or all of their potency before use and do not survive their trip through the stomach.*
And it's formerly known as Lactobacillus Sporogenes.
A press release announcing publication in a peer reviewed journal of a study on a patented strain:
Probiotics, or “beneficial bacteria,” have been shown to improve digestive health and boost immunity. The challenge for probiotics has always been survivability through harsh stomach acids in order to arrive in the intestines where they can have the greatest digestive health benefit. Bacillus coagulans based strains of probiotics have a distinct advantage since they are able to survive gastric acidity because they form a naturally occurring layer of organic material that helps protect the delicate genetic core of the probiotic. Conventional probiotics such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are unable to form this protective shield, making them more vulnerable.
“Bacillus coagulans behaves in totally different way than many common probiotics today due to its spore-forming nature,” Gibson commented. “This exciting development in probiotic technology could very well lead to seeing Bacillus coagulans probiotics like GanedenBC30 showing up in more products due to its hearty nature.”
Highlights of the research data review of GanedenBC30 include relieving abdominal pain and bloating in IBS sufferers, showing a potential to digest protein, lactose and fructose, positively affecting the immune system, protecting against two strains of influenza, decreasing joint pain and improving mobility in rheumatoid arthritis sufferers and surviving through a simulated gastric environment. The safety data reviewed seven tests and revealed no safety issues even when GanedenBC30 was consumed in high quantities.
I'll look for that study.
This study shows that it improves the survivor rate in mice induced with colitus:
Of direct relevance to this study, the novel spore forming probiotic strain GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) is relatively resistant to extreme temperatures, as well as stomach acidity, digestive enzymes and bile salts . Bacillus Coagulans GBI-30 (BC30) has been used for human consumption to ameliorate symptoms in various gastrointestinal disorders, as well as an immunomodulating agent in ex-vivo viral challenge, and in vivo human immunodeficiency virus research [17,18].
Preliminary research to articulate its mechanisms of action demonstrated anti-inflammatory and immunomodulating effects in vitro . Therefore, as a logical extension to this in vitro evaluation, we evaluated the effectiveness of BC30 for inhibiting C. difficile induced colitis in mice.
They mention using the ELISA test to measure inflammatory responses.
Article that may be helpful.http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2009/jan2009_Optimize-Digestive-Health_01.htm Cites quite a few sources to follow up.
Edited by alternativista, 11 June 2013 - 05:42 PM.