Bacillus clausii, also known as B. clausii, are spore bacteria in the Bacillus genus. If you haven’t read the page on Bacillus yet, you may want to do that first to understand the subtleties of this genus.
B. clausii was discovered in 1995 from soil and is named after the German bacteriologist, Dieter Claus. Like other Bacillus species, it is Gram-positive and rod-shaped. B clausii tends to occur in long chains. Most strains need some amount of oxygen to grow.
The spores are used as probiotics in humans and animals. They are also used in industrial biotechnology for production of various enzymes in products such as laundry detergent. Plate-based herbicide and insecticide bioassays showed that some of the biosurfactants from some strains have insecticidal and herbicidal activities. These results expand the possibilities for industrial applications of this species.
B. clausii stands apart from the other Bacillus bacteria considered for probiotics because they have an unusual ability to survive in higher pH than the other species. As such, they are categorized in the Bacillus alcalophilus subgroup. They also have natural resistance to many antibiotics and are able to tolerate high levels of sodium chloride levels compared to other species.
Concerns about Bacillus probiotics in general are covered here.
In immunocompromised individuals, the potential for recurrent infections due to the ingestion of B. clausii is possible.
Since probiotic actions of B. clausii strains are strain-specific, it is best to consider the research on studied strains. Look for more information coming soon.
If you need help in deciding if B. clausii is right for you, please consider nutritional consultations with me.
This species is found in products such as:
I research studies and share my clinical experience to write this free site to help you find solutions to your problems. As part of that, I recommend products and services that I genuinely believe will be of help to you. If you click on a link to a product/service, I may receive a small commission to support my efforts if you buy something. The item does not cost you more.
Thanks for visiting this site! If you've enjoyed reading this page or have found the information to be useful to you, please "like", tweet about it, or share it so others can benefit, too. You can leave comments below via Facebook or Disqus.
Comment with Disqus (including as a guest), Twitter or Google accounts:
If you are one of my many readers without a Facebook account, you can still comment.
Disclaimer: Please note: By law, I cannot provide any personalized recommendations for your specific health concern on this site. The information contained in this site is educational in nature and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure for any physical or mental disease, nor is it intended as a substitute for regular medical care. Consult with your doctor regarding any health or medical concerns you may have.
Subscribe to my monthly newsletter and receive a free copy of "How to Use Probiotics to Lose Weight and Be Healthier".
To comply with the EU's GDPR data privacy regulation, please subscribe here:
Some competitors of SBI (Solo Build It) are posting fake negative reviews of SBI. If you are considering creating your own website business, or if you have a brick-and-mortar business but want an online presence, I highly recommend SBI!
Comment with Facebook!I'd love to hear your opinion about what you just read. Leave me a comment in the box below! Other commenting options follow the Facebook comments.