Bacillus coagulans BGI-30, 6086 increases plant protein digestion in a dynamic, computer-controlled in vitro model of the small intestine. D. Keller et al. Beneficial microbes 2017.

This research assessed the potential of Bacillus coagulans to aid in protein digestion of plant proteins – pea, soy and rice.

Bacillus coagulans increased protein digestion and uptake in the upper GI tract, which reduced the amount of protein that would be delivered to the colon, which could be fermented into toxic metabolites by the gut microbiota. The enhanced proteins digestion by the patented bacillus coagulans showed a dual benefit: enhanced amino acid bioavailability from plant proteins in the upper GI tract, and a healthier environment in the colon.