You might be wondering…

Some common questions about probiotics and GanedenBC30

Are probiotics safe?

Safety (and efficacy) varies from strain to strain so be sure that the probiotic you are considering has been determined as safe and that the safety testing has been reviewed by qualified experts, as those strains are generally safe for healthy individuals to consume. Nonetheless, it’s best to consult a physician before probiotics are integrated into the diets of infants, children, the elderly or individuals with comprised immune systems or other major underlying illnesses. Always tell your health care provider everything you are taking including the specific strain of probiotic.

GanedenBC30 specifically, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. This means that after an expert panel’s lengthy review of GanedenBC30, the FDA’s Department of Health and Human Services has no questions or objections to its GRAS status.

Ganeden Biotech has invested millions of dollars developing and running safety trials for more than a decade to prepare for the full GRAS filing.

Do probiotics have side effects?

In general, probiotics do not cause noticeable side effects but may cause gas or bloating for the first few days. Make sure you know the strain you’re consuming and share the information with your doctor or health care provider.

How much probiotic should I take?

Probiotics are measured in “CFUs,” colony-forming units, which measure the amount of viable microbes in a probiotic. Different probiotic strains are effective at different levels so it is not possible to provide a standard daily ‘dose’ for all probiotics. Refer to product packaging for the effective level of live bacteria through the “best by” or expiration date. For GanedenBC30 specifically, 500 million CFUs are recommended for immune support, while 1 billion CFUs are recommended for immune and digestive support.

What is GanedenBC30?

GanedenBC30 is the trademarked brand name of the patented “good bacteria” strain, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086. It’s a branded probiotic ingredient in many foods and beverages that helps support digestive and immune health when taken daily.

How does GanedenBC30 work?

GanedenBC30 is a spore-forming probiotic – which means that, similar to a seed, its genetic material is protected by a hard shell. This spore safeguards the probiotic from the heat, cold and pressure of manufacturing processes, allows for stability during the product shelf life and protects the cells from the acid and bile they are exposed to during transit through the digestive system. Once it is safely inside the small intestine, the probiotic germinates and colonizes to provide benefits.

How is GanedenBC30 different from other probiotics?

GanedenBC30 survives conditions other probiotics can’t.

Most probiotics are extremely fragile and thus few cells survive digestion to populate the intestines.  GanedenBC30  is different. It was designed by nature to survive and thrive in conditions other probiotics cannot. While most probiotics are delivered in capsule or tablet form, or in cultured dairy products, like yogurt, GanedenBC30 can be consumed in a variety of foods and beverages such as muffins, yogurt, bars and even tea and coffee.

How is GanedenBC30 different from other strains of Bacillus coagulans?

GanedenBC30 is the only bacillus that the FDA has reviewed for safety.

GanedenBC30 is the only bacillus that has been the subject of over 20 studies published in peer reviewed journals—which means experts have reviewed the results of the studies.

GanedenBC30 is the only bacillus that has been endorsed by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Michael Roizen, Dr. Andrew Weil.

How can I find products with GanedenBC30?

Look for foods and beverages with the GanedenBC30 logo on the packaging.

You can find many of them listed here…

Why should I include GanedenBC30 in my diet?

In peer reviewed, published clinical studies, GanedenBC30 has been shown to support digestive and immune health, which can become compromised by many factors including travel, poor diet and lack of sleep. These conditions can decrease the levels of good bacteria found in the gut where over 70% of your immune cells reside. 

Is GanedenBC30 safe?

GanedenBC30 has FDA (Food and Drug Administration) GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status, which means that it has met all of the requirements to establish itself as a safe ingredient for use in food and beverages as recommended by the FDA’s Department of Health and Human Services – it’s the “gold” standard for safety. And GanedenBC30 is the only spore-forming probiotic to receive FDA GRAS. 

Does GanedenBC30 contain gluten?

GanedenBC30 is gluten-free.

When and how often should I eat or drink food/beverages that contain GanedenBC30?

Refer to product packaging for the recommended servings per day.

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