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Healthy INSIDER Podcast 44: Bacillus Probiotic for Digestive Health


Science exploring the bacterium bacillus has been around for a long time, but it’s probiotic effect on humans is relatively new, research wise, compared to other strains such as lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. But the emerging studies show its benefits to digestive health, and a possible “prebiotic” effect to boost other probiotics in the digestive tract. In this episode, Christopher Penet, vice president at BIO-CAT; Steve Lamb, Ph.D., technical director at BIO-CAT Microbials; and Sandy Almendarez, editor in chief, INSIDER, discuss bacillus, including:

  • The human health effects of bacillus
  • A closer look at the Bacillus subtilis strain and its possible mechanisms of action on human health.
  • How bacillus work with other probiotics, such as lactobacilli and Bifidobacterium

Hear more about bacillus and other strains at Probiotics Marketplace, a day-and-a-half event that provides insights on probiotic science and formulation considerations, as well as issues to consider for an effective go-to-market strategy on April 18 and 19 as part of Ingredient Marketplace in Orlando. Probiotics Marketplace is produced with the International Probiotics Association (IPA), the premier underwriter is Nutraceutix, and additional support is provided by BIO-CAT, Sabinsa, Unique Biotech and Viva5.

Learn more about how from Feldman and other probiotic experts in INSIDER’s Probiotic Science Digital Magazine, and in the Healthy INSIDER Podcast 40: Probiotic Oral Health, Foods & Beverages and Healthy INSIDER Podcast 41: Probiotics’ ‘Fantastic’ Sales Growth.

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