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While probiotic spores can confer health benefits, it is believed that the germination and growth of these microorganisms within the digestive tract is required for effective probiotic activity, such as the production of short chain fatty acids, antimicrobial peptides, enzymes and antioxidants. Of particular importance is the location of the germination, given that the small intestines house a significant portion of the immune system and are the site of the majority of digestion and nutrient absorption.
To date, some attempts have been made to determine spore germination in the small intestine via simulated lab models or animal studies; however, none have investigated actual in-vivo spore germination in the human small intestine…until now.
Dr. John Deaton presented the findings of the first-ever clinical study to directly investigate spore germination under real-time in-vivo conditions in the human small intestine, at SupplySide West in Las Vegas.
Click the video below to view “Growing is Knowing: New Research Reveals Clear Evidence of Germination of the Probiotic Bacillus subtilis DE111.”
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