Your digestive system is an incredibly intricate structure that powers your entire body.  It’s home to 70 percent of your immune system and it’s where nutrients, vitamins and minerals are absorbed.  

We all know that an overworked or unhealthy digestive system can make life pretty miserable with too many trips to the bathroom or not enough.  In order to keep these functions running smoothly your digestive system needs a proper balance of good vs bad bacteria.  Supplementing your diet with probiotics, like goodguts, can help support that balance.

Studies have shown that goodguts probiotic survives to germinate in the intestines and reduce abdominal pain and bloating, reduce post prandial gas and even abdominal pain.  In addition to helping you digest food better, goodguts probiotic increased utilisation of consumed nutrients such as protein and minerals. 

Bacillus coagulans produce digestive enzymes (Wang & Gu, 2010) that are active under gut conditions (alkaline proteases, etc) and these proteases have been shown to digest proteins more effectively than the endogenous human proteases alone (Minevich et al., 2015).  

Bacillus coagulans enhances the health of the cells of the gut lining improving nutrient absorption including minerals, peptides and amino acids by decreasing inflammation and encouraging optimum development of the absorptive area of the villi (Kimmel et al., 2010).

Bacillus coagulans supplementation has been shown to increase population of beneficial bacteria (Nyangale et al., 2014).

In multiple studies goodguts Probiotic supports digestive health when consumed daily.

 A Prospective, Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Parallel-group Dual Site Trial To Evaluate The Effects Of A Bacillus Coagulans- based Product On Functional Intestinal Gas Symptoms.  BMC Gastroenterology, 2009, 9:85.   Douglas S Kalman, Howard I Schartz, Patricia Alvarez, Samantha Feldman, John C Pezzullo and Dianne R Krieger.

This study looked at the effects on gastrointestinal symptoms in adults with post-prandial intestinal gas-related symptoms (abdominal pain, distention, flatulence) but no GI diagnoses to explain the symptoms.

It concluded that a Bacillus coagulans based product was effective in improving the quality of life and reducing GI symptoms in adults with post-prandial intestinal gas-related symptoms (abdominal pain, distention, flatulence) but no GI diagnoses.

 Survival and metabolic activity of the GanedenBC30 strain of Bacillus coagulans in a dynamic in vitro model of the stomach and small intestine.  Beneficial microbes, published online October 06, 2009.  A. Maathuis, D. Keller, S. Farmer.

The results show the potential of the probiotic to aid in protein digestion and in the digestion of lactose and fructose.  The importance of the findings: the potential of the probiotic to aid in the digestion of lactose and fructose could be used to prevent occurrence of intestinal symptoms in individuals sensitive to these carbohydrates.

 Bacillus Coagulans Significantly Improved Abdominal Pain And Bloating In Patients With IBS.  Postgraduate Medicine, 2009: 121(2): 119-124. Larysa Hun.

Symptoms of IBS can have a profound impact on emotional health and quality of life, and current treatments are sometimes unsatisfactory for patients.  Probiotics, which can normalise gastrointestinal microflora, may alleviate symptoms of IBS.

This study showed statistically significant improvement for abdominal pain and bloating.  Results suggest that the patented Bacillus coagulans may be a safe and effective option for the relief of abdominal pain and bloating for patients with IBS.

 Impact of Bacillus Coagulans on population dynamics of the human gut microbes in a continuous culture Fermentation system.  International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics, 2011, 6(1): 65-72  Harue Honda, Lesley Hoyles, Glenn R. Gibson, Sean Farmer, David Keller and Anne L. McCartney.

A validated large intestinal model (ascending colon) that demonstrated that the patented Bacillus coagulans germinates and populates the colon.

 Effects Of A Proprietary Bacillus Coagulans Preparation On Symptoms OF Diarrhea-Predominant Irritable Bowel Syndrome.   Methods Find Exp Coin Pharmacoil 2009; 31(10): 655-659.  B.J. Dolin.

Symptoms of IBS have a profound impact on quality of life for many patients and current treatments are sometimes unsatisfactory.  This controlled trial showed that Bacillus coagulans supports digestive health and is effective by reducing the number of bowel movements per day in patients with IBS-D.

 Bacillus Coagulans Modulates Faecalibacterium prausnitzii in Older Men and Women.  The Journal of Nutrition May 2015 Edna P Nyangale, Sean Farmer, Howard A. Cash, David Keller, David Chernoff, and Glenn R Gibson.

Advancing age is linked to a decrease in beneficial bacteria and reduced aspects of innate immune function.  Daily consumption of the patented bacillus coagulans by adults aged 65-80 can increase beneficial groups of bacteria in the human gut and potentially increase production of anti-inflammatory cytokines.  This study shows the potential benefits of a probiotic to improve dysbiosis via modulation of the microbiota in older persons.

 Effects of probiotics on the fecal microbiota of elderly volunteers after dietary supplementation of the patented Bacillus coagulans.  Anaerobe Volume 30 201  Edna P. Nyangale et al.,

In advancing age, gut populations of beneficial microbes show a marked decline.  This contributes to an environment less capable of maintaining homeostasis.  This study investigated the possible synergistic effects of probiotic supplementation in modulating the gut macrobiotic enabling prebiotic therapy to elderly persons.

In a validated large intestinal model, it was demonstrated that there is an increased effect of elevated populations of beneficial genres of bacteria as well as organic acid production when consuming prebiotics along with the patented Bacillus coagulans versus prebiotics alone.