Saccharomyces boulardii (S. boulardii or S.B. for short, and pronounced Sack-a-row-my-sees boo-lar-dee), is a microorganism which differs greatly from the well-known probiotic species such as acidophilus. Saccharomyces boulardii is actually a natural yeast, originally extracted from the lychee fruit.
This microorganism is understood to be a transient; meaning that it passes through the system without binding to the gut wall lining (a sought-after feature in high quality probiotic bacteria). S. boulardii however has undergone years of rigorous clinical research demonstrating not only its safety, but its ability to bind to and flush out pathogens such as E. coli and Salmonella; thereby naturally supporting patient gut health in the case of diarrhoea. In fact, research on Saccharomyces boulardii is so extensive, that this strain is registered as a medicine in over 100 countries. S. boulardii has also been shown to have considerable anti-inflammatory properties, helping to maintain gut health in those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It has furthermore been shown to help clear overgrowth of pathogenic yeasts such as Candida albicans.
Saccharomyces boulardii is a natural and safe microorganism with vast scientific research and documentation.
This strain has been internationally acclaimed as a well-researched and unique microorganism, and has been safely used for the last 50 years. Saccharomyces boulardii is a natural food supplement, and not a medicine.
Saccharomyces boulardii is a unique microorganism which is sold widely in the US, Scandinavia, Germany & France. This microorganism is more robust to environmental stressors than more common bacterial live cultures, and shows strong resistance to heat, humidity and stomach acidity levels. These live cultures of S. boulardii have been tested and shown to be especially stable and resistant.
Saccharomyces boulardii can be given to adults and children (from 1 year and over) with the following recommendations, or as professionally directed.
- Take one to four capsules depending on severity of symptoms and up to six capsules daily, or as professionally directed
- If taking anti-fungals, take separately (at least 2 hours apart).
For infants and children the dose should be lowered
Drink plenty of water with your course of live cultures.
For anyone unable to swallow capsules, capsule can be opened and contents mixed with a cold meal or beverage.
Live cultures: Saccharomyces boulardii(250mg); vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; filler: potato starch; lubricant: magnesium stearate; antiadherant: silicon dioxide.
Each capsule guarantees 5 billion live cultures.
Suitable for vegans & vegetarians.
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