Ganeden Biotech announced important findings on protein absorption in combination with the probiotic, GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086). Data from the study demonstrated that in just two weeks, combining 1 billion colony forming units of GanedenBC30 with one serving of protein per day increases the absorption of 23 important amino acids over the baseline compared to protein without GanedenBC30. The results are particularly important to food manufacturers that target the sports nutrition and active adults markets that feature protein as a key ingredient.
“We have known for some time that GanedenBC30 benefits those consuming protein, but this study provides the data to illustrate the role that GanedenBC30 can play in enhancing the use of protein in muscle growth and recovery,” said Mike Bush, vice president of business development at Ganeden Biotech.
The effects of GanedenBC30 with protein were examined in a randomized double-blind crossover clinical trial on key amino acids including leucine (the regulator for muscle protein synthesis), isoleucine and valine (branched chain amino acids), as well as histidine, alanine, asparagines, citrulline, cystine, glutamine (a key amino acid for supporting ph balance and the immune system), methionine, ornthinine, serine, threonine, tryptophan and phenylalanine.
Raw data indicated that GanedenBC30 had a positive effect (increases) on the absorption of a number of these key amino acids: Leucine by 23 percent, Isoluecine by 20 percent, Valine by 7 percent, Glutamine by 116 percent, Ornithine by 100 percent, Tryptophan by 100 percent and Citrulline by 128 percent.
The study results may be of particular interest to food manufacturers that provide products for professional and amateur athletes and the growing market of active adults who use meal replacement products. One example of such a product is illustrated by the success of Gaspari Nutrition’s Myofusion Probiotic and Real Mass Probiotic formulas, both of which contain GanedenBC30.
When describing the choice to utilize GanedenBC30, Dan Pierce, vice president of brand strategy and product development for Gaspari Nutrition said, “When choosing GanedenBC30 as our probiotic of choice for the Gaspari brand, Ganeden Labs’ commitment to continuing research was a high priority for us. We are pleased to see that the benefits for the sports nutrition community are now being validated and elucidated publicly with this new study.”