What Is Lactobacillus Sporogenes?

Are you wondering what is Lactobacillus sporogenes and where might you find it? Is it available in foods or supplements?

Yes, you can obtain this health promoting bacteria in both foods and supplements but first let me explain what it is and why you might not always see it.

The word L sporogenes is the "old fashioned" name for what is now called Bacillus coagulans and this is why you might not see it on the list of ingredients in a probiotic supplement.

The Science

Family: Bacillaceae

Genus: Bacillus

Species: Bacillus coagulans (formerly called Lactobacillus sporogenes).

A gram-positive, spore forming bacterium.

Briefly, it is a lactic acid producing bacteria that forms a spore and this spore means it much hardier than most probiotics as it has its own little suit of armour round it. It can go through food processing practices which would destroy most probiotics totally unharmed and still be viable at the end.

Because of this it is commonly used in supplements for both man and beast.

It is similar to both the Lactobacillus family and the Bacillus family which explains the confusion there has been about which family it belongs to. However, as a key definition for Lactobacillus is that they are non-spore forming it obviously can not be part of that grouping.

You can buy supplements that contain it here. Digestive Advantage IBS - Irritable Bowel Syndrome

 

 

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