Bacillus Coagulans is a probiotic meaning that it is a form of good bacteria, Its’ features include heat stability and the ability to survive in the stomach (1). There are several functions of this ingredient including immune stimulation(2, 3) and antimicrobial stimulation (4). In a randomised, double blind, placebo controlled study it was found that it had significant effects for people with rheumatoid arthritis (5), however more research is needed to fully establish this (6).
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2 – Green, D. H., Wakeley, P. R., Page, A., Barnes, A., Baccigalupi, L., Ricca, E., & Cutting, S. M. (1999). Characterization of Two Bacillus Probiotics. Applied and environmental microbiology, 65(9), 4288-4291.
3 – Senesi, S., Celandroni, F., Tavanti, A., & Ghelardi, E. (2001). Molecular Characterization and Identification of Bacillus clausii Strains Marketed for Use in Oral Bacteriotherapy. Applied and environmental microbiology, 67(2), 834-839.
4 – Hong, H. A., Huang, J. M., Khaneja, R., Hiep, L. V., Urdaci, M. C., & Cutting, S. M. (2008). The safety of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus indicus as food probiotics. Journal of applied microbiology, 105(2), 510-520.
5 – Mandel, D. R., Eichas, K., & Holmes, J. (2010). Bacillus coagulans: a viable adjunct therapy for relieving symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis according to a randomized, controlled trial. BMC complementary and alternative medicine,10(1), 1.
6 – Drago, L. O. R. E. N. Z. O., & De Vecchi, E. (2009). Should Lactobacillus sporogenes and Bacillus coagulans have a future?. Journal of chemotherapy,21(4), 371-377.