LactoSpore® is a commercial probiotic preparation containing L(+) lactic acid producing microbial preparation from Bacillus coagulans, MTCC 5856 (earlier known to be Lactobacillus sporogenes).
The human digestive tract contains about 400 different bacterial species that reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a healthy digestive system. And lactic acid producing bacteria are the largest inhabitant group amongst all. LactoSpore® produces L(+) lactic acid, grows in the temperature range of 35 °C to 50 °C and the optimum pH range is 5.5–6.5.
The role of lactic acid bacteria in gastrointestinal microecology has been the subject of extensive research. It is widely believed that these bacteria prevent the growth of putrefactive microorganisms by:
- Competitive inhibition
- Generation of non-conducive acidic environment
- Production of antibiotic-like substances (bacteriocins)
In view of the pressures of modern existence, the maintenance of a normal, healthy and balanced microbial population (EUBIOSIS) in the gastro-intestinal tract is a difficult task. Additional factors that might make this task even trickier are stress caused by sudden changes in food-consumption patterns, exposure to environmental pollutants, extensive travel and unexpected changes in weather. It has also been noted that in conditions like eczema and certain food allergies, there is an adverse balance of intestinal bacteria with marked reduction in lactic acid bacteria and an increase in putrefactive pathogens in the faecal flora.
Hence, a logical approach to restoring the balance of intestinal flora would be the use of naturally occurring microorganisms. A superior and potential species among Lactobacillus is Bacillus coagulans. This species forms spores, which on activation in the acidic environment of the stomach, can germinate and proliferate in the intestine, produce the favoured L(+) form of lactic acid and effectively prevent the growth of pathogens.
Sabinsa’s LactoSpore® is one such probiotic supplement that may help you maintain overall health and balanced gut’s resident microbiota population!
Sabinsa supplies LactoSpore® of following strengths:
- 6 Billion spores/g
- 15 Billion spores/g
- 100 Billion spores/g
Hearing from FDA that the agency has no questions at this time regarding Sabinsa Corporation’s conclusion that B. coagulans spore preparation is GRAS under the intended conditions of use underscores Sabinsa’s commitment to demonstrating the safety of LactoSpore®
Dr. Muhammed Majeed,
Founder of Sami-Sabinsa