Features of Bacillus clausii

  • Extremely stable to acidic conditions, hence the entire dose of ingested bacteria reach the small intestine intact.
  • Both spores and cells can adhere to the bowel wall and colonize the mucosa.
  • Possess immunomodulatory activity.
  • Inhibit the growth of pathogens in the gastrointestinal tract via colonization of free ecological niches, competition for epithelial cell adhesion and production of antibiotics and/or enzymes.
  • Helps replenish microbial flora during antibiotic treatment.