Bacillus subtilis

Bacillus subtilis, known also as the hay bacillus or grass bacillus, is a Gram-positive, catalase-positive bacterium. A member of the genus Bacillus, B. subtilis is rod-shaped, and has the ability to form a tough, protective endospore, allowing the organism to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. Although this species is commonly found in soil, B. subtilis is also a normal gut commensal in humans.

Benefits of Bacillus subtilis

  • Treatment of Diarrhea
  • Improvement in gut natural flora
  • Enhances immunity against pathogens
  • Produces B-vitamins
  • Produces enzymes such as amylase, chitinase and lipase
  • In animals, it is shown to
  • Maintain microbial balance in animal intestines and stomach
  • Decreases numbers of disease causing organisms.
  • Improve Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR)
  • Enhance Immunity
  • Help in Improving weight
  • Reduce Mortality

Specifications for Bacillus subtilis

Description Brown to dark brown colour powder with characteristic odour
Identification Ellipsoidal spores
Loss on drying Not more than 5.0%
Standard concentration 10/15/20/50/100 Billion cfu/gm
Escherichia coli
Salmonella species
Staphylococcus aureus
Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Should be absent/10g
Should be absent/10g
Should be absent/g
Should be absent/g
Yeast & Mould Count Not more than 100 cfu/g