OPTI-BIOME Bacillus subtilis MB40 is a naturally occurring, spore-forming organism that protects itself from extreme pH and heat, like the conditions associated with some food manufacturing processes. This proprietary strain can be encapsulated in a dietary supplement to provide a more diverse probiotic product and support label claims with impressive colony forming units (CFU). Formulating with OPTI-BIOME Bacillus subtilis MB40 can raise and stabilize the CFU count of products, according to the company.
This is “the best of both worlds” according to BIO-CAT Microbials President, Chris Schuler. “I think our customers will see immediate value in formulating with OPTI-BIOME Bacillus subtilis MB40 as they minimize the need to over-formulate which they had to do in the past because of the limited shelf life of first generation probiotics.” In addition to dietary supplements, Mr. Schuler expects customers to begin developing innovative food products containing probiotics since OPTI-BIOME Bacillus subtilis MB40 has been shown to survive extreme temperatures of some food manufacturing processes. According to BIO-CAT Microbials research, over 80% of the food dollars spent by U.S. consumers is on products typically limited for probiotic use due to the processing conditions involved. Now with the development of newly commercial, stable strains like OPTI-BIOME Bacillus subtilis MB40, food processors have a solution to this problem and can expand their product offerings.
BIO-CAT Microbials has been a high quality producer of Bacillus sp. for over 10 years. Its technical team is available for collaboration regarding quality control and new application ideas.
There is a revolution of information occurring regarding the human microbiome and its importance for human health and well-being. The market is expanding rapidly. Experts anticipate a $40 Billion global market by 2020, which will include many innovative delivery systems and food products on the shelves of mainstream grocery stores. BIO-CAT Microbials said it is excited to offer OPTI-BIOME Bacillus subtilis MB40 as their first proprietary strain in their family of OPTI-BIOME probiotic products.