Bacillus subtilis

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Species: B.subtilis is a genus of Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium, found in soil. It is spore forming, motile and rod-shaped. It has the ability to produce and secrete antibiotics.

Location in the body: Gastrointestinal tract

This microbe produces: This microbe secretes antibiotics and potentially clears a build-up of the protein alpha-synuclein.

History

Originally named Vibrio subtilis by Christian Ehrenberg and renamed Bacillus subtilis by Ferdinand Cohn in 1872. In the 1900’s it was popular worldwide, before the introduction of antibiotics, in the treatment of gastrointestinal and urinary tract disease. It holds the record for surviving in space for 6 years on a NASA satellite.

Found in:

Soil

What does this microbe do?

Significantly stimulates broad-spectrum immune activity including the activation of secretion of IgM, IgG, IgA. It also acts as an immunostimulant.

Indications

Parkinson’s disease, Rotavirus, Shigekkosis. Salmonella, constipation, H.pylori infections, diarrhoea, IBS, Ulcerative colitis, reduces periodontal pathogens. Raises immunity.

Quantity

Best before food. Adult: 10-20ml daily. Children: 5-15ml daily

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