Freeze-Dried Saccharomyces Boulardii
Probio Myces is a special freeze-dried strain of non-GMO Saccharomyces boulardii isolated from Litchi fruits. Probio Myces is dairy and lactose free and does not require refrigeration. Benefits of this source may include broader bioactivity and increased protection of the digestive mucosa. Also, it is this strain that has been most studied for its efficiency in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrheas, and as a general supplement for optimum gastrointestinal health.
Probio Myces May Be Helpful For
- Diarrhea • Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
- Traveler's diarrhea
- Imbalanced GI mucosal immune function
- Restoration of optimal GI microflora and mucosal health
- Opportunistic bacterial overgrowth
- Opportunistic Candida and other yeast overgrowths
The History of Saccharomyces Boulardii
Around the year 1920, Dr. Boulard made a unique discovery in Vietnam. He noticed that consuming a particular local drink could alleviate symptoms of diarrhea in villagers afflicted by an epidemic of cholera. This drink was made from tropical fruits such as lichee and mango. Dr. Boulard isolated an active agent from this drink, which proved to be a live yeast of natural origin, now known as Saccharomyces boulardii.
Mechanisms of Action
Today our understanding of the probiotic properties of S. boulardii includes the following:
(a) Binding of enterohaemorrhagic E. coli and Salmonella;
(b) Protection of the digestive mucosa;
(c) Promotion of growth of lactic acid producing bacteria in the gut;
(d) Protection against Clostridium difficile toxins; and
(e) Stimulating effects on the intestinal mucosa and mucosal immunity.
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