Often we hear the phrase “you are what you eat,” but a more accurate expression would be that “you are what you digest and absorb.”
Digestion begins in the mouth with digestive enzymes active in saliva. We then chew our food into small pieces before sending it through to our stomach, where stomach acid breaks it down further. Once food passes through the stomach, the final step of digestion relies almost entirely upon the digestive enzymes from the pancreas. Bacillus subtilis helps to maintain healthy digestion by increasing the production of digestive enzymes in the gut, including amylase, protease, lipase, and more.
Bacillus subtilis HU58 is a highly resilient probiotic that forms an outer protective shell, known as an endospore. This near-impenetrable coating protects the bacterium from harsh environments, such as heat, acid, pressure, light, and oxygen deprivation. The robust nature of Bacillus subtilis makes it the ideal probiotic to survive manufacturing, packaging, shipping, and finally, digestion!
This species is in fact so resilient that researchers at California Polytechnic State University reported reviving Bacillus spores from the gut of a 25-million-year-old bee that was fossilized in amber.
- 100% survivability in the digestive tract
- 40% increase in short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) production
- Maintains healthy digestion
- Supports healthy immune function