Bacillus coagulans or Lactobacillus sporogenes

Lactobacillus sporogenes is a name that is often incorrectly used when discussing Bacillus coagulans. It is part of a long standing trend to hide the actual ingredients in products by using latin names, former names and other obtuse references. Often you need to get the help of a librarian to actually find out what something is.

  • “B. coagulans SL5 produced the maximum amount of histamine” [2013] this a risk for the subset of CFS patients who have histamine issues.

IBS

  • Bacillus coagulans significantly improved abdominal pain and bloating in patients with IBS. [2009]
  • “There was a significant decrease in the clinical symptoms like bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and stool frequency in a patient group receiving B. coagulans MTCC 5856 when compared to placebo group (p < 0.01). Similarly, disease severity also decreased and the quality of life increased in the patient group receiving B. coagulans MTCC 5856 when compared to placebo group.” [2016]
  • Bacillus Coagulans improves abdominal pain and diarrhea in IBS patients.” [2014]

Fibromyalgia and CFS – No studies

And nothing on coagulation

  • Is killed by oregano [2009], turmeric [1999]

Bottom line

It provides symptom relief for IBS only and is easily killed by herbs and spices. It is unlikely to be a good use of limited funds.