Guest post by Alexander Shikhman, MD of Gluten-Free Remedies.
Bacillus coagulans, also known as Lactobacillus sporogenes, is a gram-positive, spore-forming probiotic which is characterized by the increased survival in acidic gastric environment and in bile-acid-associated duodenal environment as compared to the commonly used probiotic microorganisms.
Bacillus coagulans does not adhere to the human intestinal epithelium and is completely eliminated in four to five days unless chronic administration is maintained.
Once in the intestines, Bacillus coagulans is activated and releases anti-inflammatory molecules or acts indirectly to eradicate organisms in the gut responsible for the inflammatory immune response.
Activated Bacillus coagulans produces bacteriocins and lowers local pH by producing L(+) lactic acid that, along with competition for sites of mucosal adherence, works to dislodge and eliminate any antagonizing microbes that may be contributing to an inflammatory response.
Bacillus coagulans also produces short-chain fatty acids such as butyric acid, a compound known to support the health and healing of cells in the small and large intestines and to contribute to modulation of the mucosal immune system.
Bacillus coagulans is most suitable for various inflammatory conditions including:
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Crohn’s disease
• And potentially – psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis
Learn more about Bacillus coagulans including potential side effects, complementary products and potential drug interactions at www.glutenfreeremedies.com