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25th and 26th Scientific Studies on the Probiotic Benefits of BC30™


New research shows that the patented, shelf-stable probiotic strain, BC30™ (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), provides added benefits when combined with other functional ingredients such as plant proteins or HMB (beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate).

Additional research confirmed that BC30 may offer a variety of other positive effects on health, including enhancing the body’s utilization of protein, and most recently synergistic benefits when combined with HMB—leading to additional functional benefits to the end-user.

The  25th study, which was published in the Journal of Applied Physiology from the American Physiological Society, focused on the strain’s positive effect when used in combination with HMB. The study looked into the body’s inflammatory response and muscle integrity during 40 days of intense military training. The results showed that not only does HMB provide its previously studied benefits, but muscle integrity may also be better maintained when the supplementation is combined with BC30.

In a study published in Beneficial Microbes from Wageningen Academic Publishers, research was conducted using a validated in vitro model of the stomach and small intestine to provide further evidence that BC30 increases plant protein digestion, with samples used from pea, soy and rice sources. The study results confirmed previous findings on BC30’s protein utilization benefits, and became the 26th study to be published for the company.

“Probiotic awareness is at an all-time high, but many still associate them primarily with digestive support, and don’t realize that the benefits are strain specific—meaning not every strain has the same effects. We knew the specific health benefits of BC30 went far beyond digestion, and have worked with a variety of third-party research experts to explore these additional effects,” said David Keller, vice president of scientific operations at BC30. “Consumers want multi-functional foods and beverages with ingredients that provide a variety of health benefits, and using a probiotic strain like BC30 that supports the function of other ingredients is a win for both manufacturers and consumers.”

BC30 will continue its ongoing research into the benefits of its probiotic technologies, with additional studies currently underway.

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