Study: GanedenBC30 boosts the immune system

5/5/2009

CLEVELAND, Ohio A new study in the current issue of Postgraduate Medicine suggests that a specific strain of probiotics, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, PTA-6086, increases the body's immune response to the flu virus, Ganeden Biotech announced Tuesday.

"These results demonstrate the ability of GanedenBC30 to boost the immune system of healthy adults against viruses that cause some of the most common human illnesses," stated Mira Baron, author of the study. "The study … adds to the emerging body of evidence that probiotics can benefit healthy people as well as those with specific health issues."

Study data showed significant increases in T-cell production of TNF-alpha, a key immune marker, versus control upon exposure to influenza A in healthy adults who consumed a daily capsule of Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, PTA-6086 for 30 days.

The study did not evaluate the immune response to the H1N1 influenza virus, otherwise known as the swine flu, Ganeden noted.

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