Bacillus coagulans is a spore-forming bacteria that produces lactic acid. It’s most commonly used to boost the immune system, cure diarrhoea and severe gastrointestinal problems. It has been a focus of study due to its resistance to harsh temperatures, probiotic and carcinogenic properties. In addition, B. coagulans is effective in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), gas, lung infections, and several other illnesses. (1)
B.coagulans has been shown to have a number of positive benefits –
- It can help digestion in the intestine and generate a variety of enzymes that aid in excretion.
- It can control the symbiotic microbiota in the host and prevent harmful bacteria from growing.
- It can significantly improve the host immune system by normalising both the quantitative characteristics of the immune system and the functional activity of immune cells.
- Many B. coagulans strains have been investigated in treating and relieving numerous human illnesses due to the data supporting diverse probiotic benefits of B. coagulans.
As a result, administering B. coagulans might be a promising preventative therapeutic strategy for human illnesses. Also, the most imperative aspect to note here is that Bacillus Coagulans is not the same as Lactobacillus, a type of probiotic that breaks down food, fights off harmful bacteria, and aids in food absorption. Unlike Lactobacillus and other probiotics, B. coagulans may generate spores during its reproductive life cycle.
The best way to introduce B. coagulans
The best way to introduce B. coagulans is through natural food sources. Fermented foods that contain it include sauerkraut, kimchi, and yoghurt. It’s available in capsules and gelcaps, as well as in vegetarian and vegan formulations. It can also be used as supplements that can be sold in a dormant, spore-like state until they are activated in the intestines. (2)
B.coagulans is made by a number of companies. Its strains are only available from a single source. In some circumstances, the US Food and Drug Administration has designated proprietary probiotic strains as generally recognised as safe (GRAS) (FDA). As it is manufactured by many different companies, there is no standard dosage.
In patients with diarrhoea-predominant IBS, clinical study suggests that taking Bacillus coagulans daily for 56-90 days improves the quality of life and reduces bloating, vomiting, stomach discomfort, and the severity of bowel movements. Another study found that consuming a particular combination product (Colinox, DMG Italia SRL) including Bacillus coagulans and simethicone, three times a day for four weeks effectively improved bloating and discomfort in people with IBS.
When eaten by mouth, Bacillus coagulans is possibly safe. According to research, bacillus coagulans can be safely utilised for up to 3 months at dosages of 2 billion colony forming units (CFUs) each day. Bacillus coagulans at lower dosages of up to 100 million CFUs per day can be used safely for up to a year. (3)
Combination drugs to avoid with Bacillus coagulans
Antibiotics used together with Bacillus coagulans may diminish the bacteria’s potential advantages. Bacillus coagulans products should be taken at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics to avoid this possible interaction.
Bacillus coagulans has shown to boost immune system function. Taking Bacillus coagulans alongside medicines that suppress the immune system’s function may reduce the efficacy of these drugs.
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