- Active strain with recognised effects.
- Bacillus found naturally in human gut flora.
- Provides 3 billion microorganisms per capsule.
- Delivered in the form of DR Caps™ to ensure the microorganisms reach the gut intact.
Bacillus subtilis is a probiotic supplement designed to improve the body’s natural defences and help fight infections and external aggressors. It has been studied for its presumed ability to combat problems with gut health.
It comes in the form of DRcaps™ to maximise its resistance to the stomach’s hostile conditions, even though its atypical form (bacterial spore) is already excellent at ensuring survival in harsh environments.
Bacillus subtilis is a harmless bacteria found in soil. Its changing, hostile environment has forced it to develop an unusual survival strategy: it is able to form spores resistant to extreme conditions of intense heat, dryness or radiation (1).
This ability makes it an excellent candidate for probiotic formulations. The vast majority of probiotics on the market contain bacteria from the genus Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium, but increasingly, they are incorporating the Bacillus genus. These probiotics can be produced and stored in powder form for very long periods at room temperature. Unlike Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, they are also highly resistant to the stomach’s extreme acidity, ensuring maximum numbers of bacteria survive as far as the gut (2).
This is a real advantage as probiotics are normally very fragile and their efficacy depends precisely on how many viable bacteria reach the gut. This is essential in order for them to be able to (3-7):
There are two groups of people who might be interested in the properties of Bacillus subtilis: those with a weak immune system, and those who have experienced the following symptoms – usually after eating:
Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, is a common digestive disorder characterised by pain and discomfort in the gut. It’s thought to affect almost 20% of people in the West. It is not a disease but a dysfunction of the gut. The unpleasant symptoms are mainly related to the change in speed at which food passes into the large intestine (the colon).
When this happens too quickly, insufficient water is absorbed, causing discomfort and diarrhoea. Conversely, when it takes too long, the colon absorbs too much water, leading to constipation and painful stools. Whichever is the case, it has an impact on daily life.The causes of this dysfunction remain largely unknown, though the scientific community believes it may be linked to an upset in intestinal flora(11).
From autumn through to the end of winter (a 6-month course) or for a 2-week period depending on the desired effect. See: How long should a course of probiotics last??
Unlike most probiotics, Bacillus subtilis can be stored at at room temperature. Bacterial spore-type probiotics are very resistant to higher temperatures.
Throughout the supplementation period, it’s also a good idea to follow the steps below:
Note: a probiotic is not intended to colonise the gut mucosa for very long. Some strains are able to develop there for a few hours, others for a few weeks (it all depends on how long the strain keeps working), but in general, the effects of probiotics cease quite soon after supplementation stops. However, this period of activity is for the most part sufficient to exert significant benefits.
|Daily dose: 1 capsule
Number of doses per pack: 60
|Amount per dose|
|Bacillus subtilis BSS001 (LMGS31763)||30 mg (3.109 CFU)|
|Other ingredients: Acacia gum, white rice bran.|
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