What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in your digestive tract. They help your body maintain a balance between the beneficial bacteria and harmful bacteria.
What Probiotic Do We Use In The Mighty Muffins?
We specifically chose GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) in our Mighty Muffins because of it’s many properties that make it an ideal choice for incorporating into food products. A protective shield around its genetic core allows it to survive against rigorous manufacturing processes and acidity from the stomach and also retain its activity without refrigeration. GanedenBC30 is also a Gluten Free, and non-GMO probiotic.
Survival – the critical probiotic factor
To have any health benefit, probiotic cells must reach your intestinal tract where they are most beneficial. GanedenBC30 does not germinate until it reaches the gut delivering an efficacious dose every time.
What makes GanedenBC30 different from other probiotics?
GanedenBC30 is an EXTREMELY stable probiotic due to the cell’s ability to form a protective spore. Just like plant seeds wait to grow until spring when the temperature and moisture levels are optimal, GanedenBC30 spores wait to germinate and grow until they reach the intestines where the conditions are just right. This protective shell also gives GanedenBC30 the ability to survive harsh manufacturing processes, product shelf life and finally, the journey through the digestive system – most other probiotics just can’t survive these stresses.
The immune system/digestive system connection
A contributing factor to the strength of your immune system is the delicate balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in your digestive system. Probiotics have been shown to help support this balance and help enhance your body’s natural defenses.*
Why your digestive system needs probiotics
Many factors (see diagram below) can disturb your intestinal balance and decrease the level of beneficial bacteria. Taking a probiotic daily can restore healthy bacterial levels.
What Is The Probiotic Dosage in a Mighty Muffin?
Each Mighty Muffin contains 500 million CFU of Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086. Studies have shown that 500 million CFU of Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 daily gives you the immune support you need and 1 billion CFU of Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086 daily gives you the digestive support you need.
Can I Supplement with additional Probiotics or eat more than one Mighty Muffins?
Studies have shown that GanedenBC30 is safe for chronic consumption at up to 93.8 billion CFU per day. GanedenBC30 is also safe to take with other supplemental strains of probiotics. In fact, we encourage the addition of probiotic food sources to your diet such as kefir, sauerkraut, or yogurt.
Is GanedenBC30 Probiotic Shelf Stable?
GanedenBC30 require no refrigeration and has a three-year shelf life. That means that the number of probiotic cells that go in during manufacturing is the same number of effective cells you get when you consume the product.
Is GanedenBC30 Safe?
GanedenBC30 is very safe for all populations (including children) and has over 20 published clinical studies and is the first Bacillus with FDA GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status at efficacious levels.
How much of the Probiotics actually make it to my gut?
In an independent lab study of a simulated gastric environment with a pH of 2.0 for two hours, GanedenBC30 delivered live cells 10 times more effectively than common probiotic yogurts.
Consumption of GanedenBC30 By Children
Over 5 billion servings of GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) have been ingested, including by children, over the last 11 years in a wide variety of product formats without an adverse event. GanedenBC30 has been approved for use in most countries (including the USA & Canada) for all populations and has not been limited for use in children in any country.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.