Allergy Research Saccharomyces Boulardii is a tropical strain of yeast first isolated from lychee and mangosteen fruit in 1923 by French scientist Henri Boulard. S. Boulardii has been shown to maintain and restore the natural flora in the large and small intestine; it is classified as a probiotic. Boulard first isolated the yeast after he observed natives of Southeast Asia chewing on the skin of lychee and mangosteen in an attempt to control the symptoms of cholera. S. boulardii has been shown to be non-pathogenic, non-systemic (remains in the gastrointestinal tract), and grows at the unusually high temperature of 37°C.
Essential Biotic Saccharomyces Boulardii is a probiotic, non-colonizing yeast species closely related to Brewer's yeast and not related to the yeast group to which Candida belongs. Saccharomyces boulardii taken orally produces lactic acid and some B vitamins as it becomes established. During use, friendly probiotic bacteria are allowed to colonize in the GI tract making Saccharomyces boulardii particularly beneficial in balancing intestinal microbiology. It is then eliminated after supplementation is stopped. It also has been shown to support production of secretory IgA.
Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-pathogenic yeast strain, which has been used for treatment and prevention of diarrhoea resulting from multiple etiologies. Saccharomyces boulardii has been isolated from the skins of tropical fruits found in Indochina. Saccharomyces boulardii is classified as a "probiotic," or a microorganism that when ingested may have a positive influence on the host's health. Probiotics may exert their effects on the gastrointestinal system directly, or may modulate the immune system in a larger scope. This product is suitable for vegans.
Our In-House Pharmacist has written an article on Saccharomyces Boulardii:
Directions: As a food supplement, take 1 to 3 capsules of S boulardii three times daily, preferably on an empty stomach, or as directed by your healthcare profestional.
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of young children. If pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare professional before taking. Food supplements are not to be used as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Do not exceed the daily dose.
Amount Per Serving 1 Capsule: Saccharomyces boulardii 3 Billion organisms (150 mg). Other ingredients: Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, cellulose, magnesium stearate.
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