Bacillus spores have naturally existed in our ecosystem for over 250 million years. Nature designed these beneficial microbes to be our foundational daily supplement.
Our modern tendency to sanitise and sterilise every inch of our lives, however, has dramatically reduced our exposure to this good environmental bacteria. As a result, our microbiome has become less diverse, with common ailments popping up in the last 50 years, such as IBS, allergies, food intolerances, weakened immune systems.
This disconnection from nature may be affecting our health and wellbeing more than we realise.
45% Human, 55% Bacteria
The human body is an ecosystem made up of microorganisms – both good and bad. In fact, there are more than 38,000,000,000,000 (that’s 38 trillion) of them living in and on you right now. That’s more than the number of actual human cells in the body (~30 trillion).
Collectively known as the microbiome, the balance and diversity of these microorganisms play an essential role in our health, influencing everything from digestion and immunity to skin and mood. With scientific evidence increasingly linking internal imbalances to external symptoms, we now know it is vital to keep your microbiome in equilibrium.
To make any difference to your health, beneficial bacteria have to be alive when they reach your gut.
The digestive system is a treacherous place but our Bacillus spores are tough and resilient, successfully making their journey to deliver active bacteria exactly where they are needed.
Bacillus spores have a like seeds structure, alive yet dormant in a protective shell.
Naturally shielding it from heat, light, moisture and harsh conditions of stomach acid.
Arriving in your gut alive, the spore now hatches, quickly adapting to its new environment.
The beneficial bacteria activate and multiply, delivering significant benefits straight into our gut.
Probiotic Strain Glossary
Found in: Functional Probiotic, Gut-Skin Axis
- Strengthens our gut lining, that is, our “gut barrier integrity”. Leaky Gut symptoms are triggered when this barrier is damaged.
- Relieves symptoms of IBD as well as IBS including bloating, cramps, diarrhoea and constipation.
- Maintains healthy digestion by increasing the production of important digestive enzymes including those that digest starch (amylases), proteins (proteases) and fats (lipases).
- Produces 10-12 different antimicrobials that kill harmful bacteria.
- Rebalances the gut microbiome by increasing the abundance of beneficial bacteria and controlling the overgrowth of bad bacteria.
- Effective against gut infections such as SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth).
- Restores the gut flora after damage caused by overuse of antibiotic treatment.
- Stimulates our innate immune system. Spores have been shown to target specific receptors present on immune cells that stimulate molecules known as cytokines and interleukins which activate our major immune pathways.
- Increases levels of Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFAs) which has beneficial effects on the development of a healthy immune system.
- Shown promise in recent studies to slow the onset of Parkinson's disease.
- In animals the ingestion of B. subtilis significantly reduces the accumulation of α-synuclein which has been linked to the onset of Parkinson’s disease.
Vitamin Synthesis and Absorption
- Produces vitamin K2 (Menaquinone-7), essential for heart health, healthy bones and cognitive function.
- Improves absorption of nutrients and vitamins in the gut.
Found in: Functional Probiotic.
- Clinically proven to ease certain symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other inflammatory bowel diseases.
- Helps digestion of lactose, essential for those who are lactose intolerant.
- Produces L-lactic acid which lowers the pH of the gut, making it the perfect environment for good bacteria to thrive and detrimental to harmful bacteria (e.g. food-poisoning pathogens).
- L-lactic acid produced by B. coagulans has been scientifically shown to have a much greater effect on immune stimulation than D-lactic acid produced by strains of Lactobacillus.
- Clinical studies have shown that B. coagulans reduces the auto-inflammatory response associated with rheumatoid arthritis. This is likely to result from the ability of Bacillus spores to modulate our body’s auto-immune response.
Found in: Gut-Skin Axis.
Naturally synthesizes high levels of bioavailable Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) in the gut, where it is immediately absorbed. Therefore, much more potent and natural than taking a dietary supplement.
Riboflavin is essential for:
- Maintaining the growth of tissue to promote healthy cell turnover for a bright, radiant complexion.
- Improving skin hydration, preventing dry, cracked skin caused by Riboflavin deficiency.
- Aiding protection of the skin’s structural integrity to reduce inflammation and speed wound healing.
- Maintaining mucus secretion in the skin which inhibits acne-producing bacteria to prevent breakouts.
- Improving zinc and iron absorption, important minerals for acne-prone skin.
- Protecting the body against free radical damage, which helps slow down aging.
- Riboflavin functions as an essential nutrient for gut bacteria.
Found in: Gut-Skin Axis.
Bacillus Indicus naturally synthesizes high levels of C-30 carotenoids (a selection of: Lutein and Astaxanthin, Zeaxanthin, Beta-Carotene, Lycopene) in your gut which delivers potent, immediately absorbable antioxidants directly to your body.
Benefits of these carotenoids include:
- Protection of DNA damage from free radicals.
- Shielding against premature wrinkles.
- Protection against premature sun damage.
- Improving skin tone and preventing the formation of dark spots