What is it?
First, Bacillus Coagulans is a bacteria – but don’t worry it is considered to be a “good” or “beneficial” bacteria, also called a probiotic. Bacillus Coagulans are part of the Bacillus species. It was discovered over one-hundred years ago, in 1915. It produces lactic acid and is sometimes confused with lactobacillus but is not a lactic-acid bacterium.
What does it do?
This probiotic supports gastrointestinal health, the immune system, and healthy detoxification. This probiotic may provide relief from occasional digestive upset like diarrhea, gas and bloating, including traveler’s diarrhea and diarrhea that is caused by antibiotics. Unlike other probiotics, Bacillus Coagulans is heat-stable. This gives it a better chance than other probiotics of making its way through your stomach and into the rest of your digestive tract.
Bacillus Coagulans and Antibiotics
This brings us to the third thing you should know. When you take antibiotics, they attack the bacteria in your body, including the good bacteria. You should take a probiotic like Bacillus Caogulans while you are on antibiotics. It is suggested that you “take Bacillus Coagulans products at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics.” (1)
A Shelf-Stable Probiotic
Last of all, Nature’s Sunshine’s NutriBiome Bacillus Coagulans Probiotic is shelf stable so they require no refrigeration!