Because B. coagulans produces lactic acid, it's often misclassified as lactobacillus. Some products containing B. coagulans are marketed as Lactobacillus sporogenes. Unlike lactobacillus, B. coagulans forms spores. Spores are important for telling B. coagulans apart from other lactic acid bacteria.
People take B. coagulans for constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is also used for diarrhea, gas, indigestion, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.
Don't confuse B. coagulans with other probiotics, or with fermented food products such as fermented milk, kefir, or yogurt. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
Possibly Effective for
Special Precautions and Warnings
Children: B. coagulans is possibly safe when taken by mouth by infants and children. It's been used safely in infants in doses of up to 100 million CFUs daily for up to one year.
Anitibiotic drugs interacts with BACILLUS COAGULANS
B. coagulans is a type of friendly bacteria. Antibiotics are used to reduce harmful bacteria in the body. Taking antibiotics along with B. coagulans can reduce the effects of B. coagulans. To avoid this interaction, take B. coagulans products at least 2 hours before or after antibiotics.
Be cautious with this combination
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