SporeBiotics: Bacillus Subtilis – A Simple Way To Boost Our Immune System
Our gut/digestive system may be the most important system in our body for not only helping to maintain a strong immune system but to also support the overall function and health of our body. As a matter of fact, approximately 70% of our bodies immune cells reside in our gut AND our gut is also referred to as our 2nd brain due to its intimate relationship with brain function and mental wellbeing.
It has been estimated that we have at least 2,500 species of bacteria living in our digestive tract and most of these 2,500 bugs, if not all of them, serve our body in a peaceful and/or symbiotic manner. Meaning, these microbes in our gut are either producing something we need, metabolizing toxins to be safely eliminated or helping to reset or balance our body’s immune system and immune tolerance.
Sporebiotics are a group of gut microbes that have a unique ability to benefit our immune system better than other well-known probiotics.
Unlike the other well-known probiotics, Sporebiotics DO NOT contain any live bacteria strains – instead Sporebiotics consist of the cell wall of bacillus spores. And because of this, they are not affected by antibiotics, which you all know, can kill off both the good and “bad” bacteria living in your body. And the incredible frequent and often unnecessary utilization of antibiotics in this country along with the over-exposure to antibiotics added to foods we eat, such as meats and dairy, has negatively impacted the gut microbiome of most North Americans.
And it is this over utilization and over exposure of antibiotics from drugs and food products that many researchers believe has caused so many people to suffer from chronic ill-health.
The really good news as it relates to sporebiotics, and what seems to make them so unique is that they are capable of surviving the passage through the harsh and acidic environment of the stomach, unlike the small percentage of other traditional and better known probiotics that might survive the trip to the small intestines, even when taken with a meal.
Why is this relevant? Well, it is ONLY in our small intestine that all probiotics can germinate and become active. And the protective spore coat of the sporebiotics gives them a unique ability to navigate tremendous stressors in order to get to the small intestine.
And because of the sporebiotics’ unique abilities, many in the research community believe that sporebiotics may benefit people with health problems such as autism, neurological disorders, and immune-related diseases.
In addition, as we learn more about the potential health benefits of sporebiotics it appears that they may help strengthen the body’s defenses against damaging electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from our phones, computers, wi-fi, TV’s, etc., as well as, other environmental stressors like pesticides and airborne pollutants.
One superstar sporebiotic, Bacillus subtilis, is a probiotic spore former that concentrates its efforts on bolstering immune function and digestive stability by, in part, controlling microbial populations (acting as a competitive exclusionary agent – to eliminate or convert the ‘bad’ bacteria). And again, because it has a unique ability to form spores that will protect the beneficial probiotic microbes from the harsh conditions of the stomach through to their destination where they can germinate robustly – our intestinal tract!
Exciting new research has shown Bacillus subtilis to be a highly effective and stable probiotic organism that survives stomach acid during digestion and can persist in our intestinal tract by increasing its numbers and then re-sporulating ( NOTE: More than 30 studies have been performed to confirm the safety and efficacy of Bacillus subtilis DE111. Multiple human clinical studies support DE111’s benefits for digestive and immune health. All studies are IRB-approved, double-blind, randomized and placebo controlled).
More Benefits of Sporebiotics from the bacillus genus:
The bacillus genus apparently converts sugar into vitamin C, meaning our own body, with this sporebiotic is able to make Vitamin C.
Involved in producing vitamin K in our gut, which works synergistically with vitamin D
Specifically, the spores of Bacillus subtilis also help promote the colonization of many other beneficial microbes in our gut that effectively contribute to a healthy immune response during times of bodily stress. Certain clinically studied strains of Bacillus subtilis, such as DE111, offer the following benefits:
Modulates the body’s own natural inflammatory response
Crowds out bacterial pathogens and maintains healthy gut flora
Supports the healthy immune reaction of intestinal cells
Communicates with intestinal cells to maintain the gut barrier’s function (fix leaky gut)
Can persist in the GI tract, increase its numbers and then re-sporulate.
And a key point worth mentioning one more time, since sporebiotics do not contain the actual live bacillus strains, only its spores, they are unaffected by antibiotics and offer excellent microbiome support when you need to take such drugs – but as I will always say, make 100% sure that you really need the antibiotic – and if you do, then make sure to immediately add the sporebiotics!
If you’re looking for a high quality Sporebiotic then look no further, we now have MicroBiome-18, a new genre of full spectrum probiotic formulas that offers 18 different strains of beneficial bacteria with a guaranteed 15 billion CFUs per capsule and includes the DE111 bacillus subtillis strain which has demonstrated unmatched probiotic support for the body’s intestinal microbiome to help support your immune system and overall health!
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