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Probiotic Strain May Improve Stools in Healthy People

Probiotics are well known for improving gut health. A recent study suggests that taking a daily supplement of the probiotic Bacillus subtilis C-3102 may help improve stool frequency and consistency in healthy people.


Participants in the study included 88 healthy adults between the ages of 20 and 79 with an average age of 42. All of the participants reported loose stools at the beginning of the study period. Over the course of eight weeks, half of the group took a probiotic supplement containing 2.2 billion cfu per day, while the other half took a placebo.


The researchers noted improvements in stool quality in the probiotic group after only four weeks. The results persisted through the end of the study period. They also noted improvements in stool frequency in the probiotic group, as well as improvements in abdominal sounds.


When the researchers examined gut microbiota, they found significant changes in the amount of Lachnospira, Actinomyces, and SMB53 in the probiotic group, when compared with the placebo. However, they weren’t sure whether the amount of those strains was correlated with loose stools.


Researchers from Asahi Group Holdings Ltd Orthomedico Inc. led the study. It was published online ahead of print on February 27, 2018, in the journal Beneficial Microbes.

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