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GanedenBC30 Advances Protein Utilization

Results of latest study adds to growing body of evidence of a synergistic relationship between two top selling ingredients

CLEVELAND, OH (December 2, 2014) – Ganeden, maker of the patented probiotic strain GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) announced today that preliminary studies have suggested multiple benefits by consuming GanedenBC30 in combination with protein.

Preliminary results of a recent pilot study conducted by the University of Tampa, suggests that consuming GanedenBC30 along with just 20 grams of protein may help:

  • Decrease recovery time
  • Decrease soreness
  • Reduce swelling
  • Increase power
  • Decrease blood kinase

“We are very excited and encouraged by the results of this small, pilot,” says David Keller, VP of Scientific Operations of Ganeden. “Earlier studies on GanedenBC30 that supported digestive and immune health included results that hinted at the positive effect from the concomitant consumption of protein, so it made sense for Ganeden to engage researchers at the University of Tampa to provide objective data in a double blind cross over study.  Data from a larger study designed for publication in a peer-reviewed journal should be available in Q2 of 2015.”

The probiotic market is growing rapidly, with no signs that it will be slowing down anytime soon. According to BCC Research, the global market of probiotic ingredients, supplements, and foods reached nearly $27.1 billion in 2013 and will climb at a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% over the next five years to reach $36.7 billion in 2018.

Additionally, protein is no longer viewed as an ingredient geared just towards athletes; it continues to be a top functional food trend in which appeals to all consumer segments. According to the Institute of Food technologists, 40% of the best-selling new better-for-you foods/beverages in 2012 carried a high protein claim. In addition, U.S. sales of packaged foods with protein-related claims on their labels rose to $7.5 billion in 2014, a gain of more than 50% as compared to the same period four years ago, according to research firm Nielsen (via the Wall Street Journal). And, of course, one of the primary benefits supporting the dramatic increase in Greek yogurt consumption has been the inclusion of protein.

These findings should prove to be exciting for virtually any food, beverage, and sports nutrition company whose target market includes consumers with an active lifestyle; or any manufacturer who produces or markets a product whose protein content is used to attract consumers.

“Several researchers are looking at novel ingredients to speed recovery; however, it is important to understand that gut health plays a critical role in the digestion of all nutrients consumed,” says Jacob Wilson Ph.D., CSCS, Professor in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance at the University of Tampa. “To this end our lab investigated the impact of GanedenBC30 on recovery from an intense, muscle damaging resistance training bout. Our preliminary data suggests improved recovery curves which could lead to a new area of research in sports nutrition.”

About GanedenBC30:

Introducing GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), Ganeden Biotech’s patented probiotic ingredient that can be found in more than 100 leading food, beverage and companion animal products around the world. Unlike most other probiotic strains, GanedenBC30 is a spore-former which makes it highly stable and allows it to remain viable through most manufacturing processes, three years of shelf life and the low pH of stomach acid. The efficacy of GanedenBC30 is backed by over 20 published studies showing digestive and immune support and GanedenBC30 has an exceptional safety record with FDA GRAS status from the United States FDA. It can be formulated into virtually any food, beverage or companion animal product that is baked, boiled, frozen or squeezed….including all hot or refrigerated beverages! For more information, please visit

About Ganeden:

Ganeden is at the forefront of probiotic research and product development with an extensive library of published studies and more than 100 patents for probiotic technologies in the food, beverage, animal health, sports nutrition and personal care ingredients markets. Ganeden is best known for GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086), its patented, FDA GRAS, non-GMO, highly stable probiotic ingredient.  Ganeden's newest ingredient, Bonicel, is the first science-backed, probiotic-derived, personal care ingredient shown to dramatically reduce signs of aging.  For more information about Ganeden and licensing opportunities visit

Ganeden is a science focused organization dedicated to bringing superior probiotics to markets that have been otherwise unmet by traditional solutions.

All Ganeden ingredients are made in the United States of America.