Supplementation with DE111 supports microbiome composition in children, says recent study

A recent study found that supplementation with Bacillus subtilis DE111 from Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes modified the microbiome composition of children attending daycare.

A recent study published in Beneficial Microbes found that supplementation with Bacillus subtilis DE111 from Deerland Probiotics and Enzymes (Kennesaw, GA) modified the microbiome composition of children attending daycare. In the study 91 children between the age of 2 and 6 were randomized to receive either the probiotic of placebo every day for eight weeks. Researchers observed that supplementation with DE111 increased the alpha-diversity at the phylum level, suggesting an expanded functional diversity of the microbiome compared to placebo. Specifically, six of the phylum bacteroidetes grew in abundance while three of the phylum firmicutes were reduced.

“On the dawn of a new highly modified school year where health takes center stage, this study is highly encouraging to formulate natural, safe products for young children to promote immunity and overall well-being so they can concentrate on learning,” said John Deaton, vice president of science and technology at Deerland, in a press release. “Focusing on supporting a healthy microbiome will result in more robust and effective immunity as children get older.”

Reference

  1. Paytuvi-Gallart A et al. “Daily intake of probiotic strain Bacillus subtilis DE111 supports a healthy microbiome in children attending day-care.” Beneficial Microbes, vol. 11, no. 7 (2020): 611-620