Bacillus subtilis

Has anyone had any experience of baciillus subtilis? I have read that some researchers claim that it can reduce symptoms of PD and possibly even start to cure.

Hi @Ned, :wave:

Welcome back to the forum. :slightly_smiling_face:

Yes, there new research suggests that a bacteria which boosts digestive health can slow – and even reverse – the build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson’s. If you’d like to learn more about this, we have more information on our website here: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/news/gut-bacteria-could-guard-against-parkinsons

I hope this helps with your query.

Best wishes,
Reah

Hi Ned and all,

Can report that I purchased a pot of 120 Bacillus subtilis capsules (Lactospore Plus) on-line from a bona-fide source. It is recommended that they are taken on an fairly empty stomach, so I took the first one during last night

Can report that I’m still alive and apart from being bashed by a known assailant for the misdemeanour of snoring, there have been no side effects.

Will keep you posted.

Jules77

Hi Jules,

You’re our guinea pig. Let us know if you survive :slight_smile:

Don’t know what else it is doing, but I’ve been taking Bio Kult for a week and I’m not constipated any more.

I’ve been taking B. subtilis for two weeks now, started right after I read the news. I take 20 bn CFUs/day, twice the recommended daily maximum dose. I haven’t felt any bad side effects at all, and I believe my symptoms are clearly better now. I was diagnosed in June and have only had mild symptoms, mainly reduced motor control in my right arm and hand. From using mostly my left hand when typing on a computer keyboard and not being able to play the piano for more than few minutes, I now type with both hands and can play the piano for hours. I’m not “cured” in any sense, and this could be imagination, wishful thinking, random variation and a lot of other things, but I feel the probiotics lead is very interesting with fairly strong scientific indications and well worth trying out. I’ve set up a Facebook group for those specially interested, “Gut bacteria against Parkinson’s” at https://www.facebook.com/groups/475019459851492/ . While waiting for hard scientific facts, it would be very interesting to hear other peoples’ experiences.

Hi all,
Can report that I have been on Bacillus subtilis capsules for just over a week and I must say the substance has helped with all aspects of bowel movement and poo.
I have had problems with constipation for sometime now, caused by PD. This has been a worthwhile move (excuse the pun) and I will continue taking the capsules once a day on a relatively empty stomach.
I can also report some possible improvement in dyskinesia and Dystonia but too early to say for definite, particularly as I do get ups and downs and quite a lot of unpredictability with those symptoms.
Jules77

Hi Jules77
Can you give details of your bona-fide source?
Katie

LACTOSPORE® PLUS
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Hi WelshLady,
Details above.
I purchased through Amazon.
It’s made by Lovelife supplements.
Regards,
Jules77

Hi All’
Can report that the substance is continuing to maintain good bowel movement and I haven’t had any problems with constipation since about three day after starting to take it.
One small problem is that of wind, so as I said in another posting, avoid posh cocktail parties, which I’m sure most of you attend regularly.
Another possible benefit, but it’s too early to put any credence to it is my complexion has improved according to my wife of 57 years. I must admit my face skin seems less flaky.
Will keep you posted on this
Jules77

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