Bacillus coagulans or Lactobacillus sporogenes is a gram-positive, facultative anaerobic, nonpathogenic, spore-forming, lactic acid-producing bacteria.
They secrete antibacterial substances like organic acids, hydrogen peroxide and bacteriocins to inhibit pathogenic bacteria.
Bacillus coagulans or Lactobacillus sporogenes: Good choice for the probiotics -
- Spore form: more resistant to high temperatures, moisture, acidity and negative environmental conditions during the manufacture of food than vegetative form
- Acid resistant spores: Does not get destroyed in gastric pH
- Heat resistant spores: provide an advantage for heat-treated probiotic foods
- Quick actions: Get released instantly in the intestine for action
- Broader action spectra: It inhibits both gram +ve & -ve pathogenic bacteria
- Storage and Better Shelf life: They also survives with limited nutrient to act effectively until the end of shelf life
- Qualified Presumption of Safety (QPS) status: GRAS approved 2 and EFSA reported its safety.