Lactobacillus sporogenes, or L. sporogenes, is an old name for the lactic-acid bacteria species Bacillus coagulans. Experts in the scientific community since 1974 have stated that this name should no longer be used because it is both incorrect and misleading, and I couldn't agree more.
Lactobacillus bacteria in general have a acceptance of safety, so when manufacturers say on a product label that the product contains Lactobacillus sporogenes, you may automatically assume that it is one of the common probiotic bacteria. However, although Lactobacillus and Bacillus species have some commonalities, they are very different. One of the biggest differences is that Bacillus species form spores and Lactobacillus do not.
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