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Sneakz and Our Probiotics

Sneakz and Our Probiotics

Recently there has been a microscope placed over what we eat.  This is unironically due to the recent discovery of how important our gut flora is to our overall health.  Study after study has been released showing that what we eat and what bacteria or "probiotics" are free-riding on what we eat significantly impacts our mood, our digestion, our muscles, and our immune system.  So when Sneakz began developing our powdered products (as probiotics can't and shouldn't survive our UHT aseptic process) we wanted to find a probiotic where we could actually back up the claims that other probiotic manufacturers and products made.  This proved much more difficult than we originally imagined. 

I’m sure you’ve seen before that yogurt is a great source of probiotics and is now marketed as a healthy breakfast choice due to having probiotics as well as being a great source of protein.  Unfortunately for these health claims, scientists researching the effectiveness of probiotics noticed that most of the probiotics in yogurt (and other probiotic “enriched” processed food) do not make It through your stomach acid (especially S. thermophilus) which is crucial for you to see any sort of benefit. The probiotics we use here for our Sneakz products, GanedenBC30 Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086, has multiple peer reviewed studies showing that not only does it make it through the digestive tract into the large and small intestines, but have multiple peer reviewed studies showing improvements in gut health, immune support, protein synthesis, and muscle recovery after consumption.  Not only does this lead to you receiving the benefits of our probiotics in the smoothies and shakes you can make our Meal2Grow powders, but you can also cook and bake with this powder without reducing the effectiveness of our probiotics!

And each scoop of Meal2Grow has 1 BILLION CFU’s of Bacillus coagulans. That is the equivalent number of probiotics as 100 kombuchas or 10 whole yogurts! Now that is a lot of probiotics!

Bacillum coagulens has been suggested to show in studies that it improves immune function by increasing T-Cell production in your body.  T-Cell’s are a type of immune cell produced or processed by your thymus gland to actively participate in your body’s immune response to help hunt down and destroy cells that have been infected with germs or viruses. T-Cells also help orchestrate an immune response and play an important role in all parts of your body’s immunity.  Your T-Cell and immunological function can be compromised or worsened by disrupting your gut biome with the effects of everyday modern life, such as everyday stress, poor diet, disease, antibiotics, and pollution.  Therefore, it is important to replenish your body’s gut biome when possible with positive probiotics such as bacillum coagulens to make sure your body is in peak condition to fight off any bacterial or viral invaders we run into every day.  If you are frequently sick, and don’t know why, this may be one of the contributing factors. Bacillum coagulens has also been shown to potentially increase anti-inflammatory cytokines, which are also a key component of your body’s immune system.  Anti-inflammatory cytokines have direct mechanisms against an invading agent (such as a virus) by inhibiting viral replication of the virus.

Our probiotic has also been shown to have a profound impact on exercise-induced muscle damage and to increase recovery.  During a study of the effect of protein vs the effect of protein & Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, researchers found that the combination of protein and BC30 led to significantly increased recovery in both 24 hour and 72 hours plus reduced muscle soreness at 72 hours post-workout when compared to the protein-only group. It was also shown to reduce muscle damage and prevent a decline in peak power. This allows for athletes or weekend warriors to train harder, longer, and more frequently which will lead to better performance and results at the gym and on the field. Our probiotic has also been shown to improve protein synthesis in the gut!  In studies, as BC30 increased protein digestion and uptake in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, it consequently also reduced the amount of protein that would be delivered to the colon, which could help relieve some GI discomfort some people experience with high protein meals or supplements.  The enhanced protein digestion by BC30 showed a dual benefit: enhanced amino acid bioavailability from plant proteins in the upper GI tract, and a healthier environment in the colon.

BC30 has also been shown to improve general gut health and digestive performance. It has been shown in several studies to reduce bloating, gas, and reduce abdominal pain.  One double-blind placebo-controlled dual site trial evaluating the effects of Bacillus Coagulans on abdominal pain, distention, and flatulence post big meals. The results showed that even against the placebo there were significant improvements across all 3 categories with the study concluding “Bacillus coagulans-based product was effective in improving the quality of life and reducing gastrointestinal symptoms in adults with postprandial intestinal gas-related symptoms and no GI diagnoses.” 

Another, similar study, found that “the patented B coagulans GBI-30, 6086 probiotic may be a safe and effective option for the relief of abdominal pain and bloating for patients with IBS.” And this was significant across all 7 weekly comparisons across the 8 week study period.  Another study researching the effects of Bacillus coagulans on symptoms of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome showed that supplementation with B. coagulans GBI-30, 6086 reduced the average number of bowel movements per day significantly when compared to those treated by the placebo. 

We were elated to find a probiotic with so many high quality studies behind it, as many have little to no research, and ones that do, seem to have suspect science at best.  Not only that, but the studies show that BC30 is effective against many common ailments that kids face, from bloating and gas, to abdominal pain and diarrhea.

We 100% stand by the efficacy and potency of the probiotics in Sneakz and we believe they can greatly improve the quality of your life. The Standard American Diet has left us deficient in many things and the lack of probiotics may be a leading cause of the many vague but very real illnesses and day to day symptoms many people experience due to problems where they’re gut biome has been damaged or disturbed.