Research dedicated to probiotic supplementation has highlighted a few specific strains that consistently outperform the rest. Saccharomyces Boulardii is one such strain, which helps to balance microbial populations in the gut. As a beneficial yeast, S. Boulardii is resistant to antibiotics, stomach acid, and temperature change, making it an excellent choice to support the health of your bowels when traveling or using antibiotics. Due to its antifungal properties, it has been suggested that S. Boulardii can both reduce the risk of Candida yeasts translocating to the digestive tract and inhibit the growth of existing Candida in the intestines. In addition, this strain benefits the integrity of both the intestine and the immune system via several different biological mechanisms.
• Supports normal bowel motility
• Supports the production of secretory IgA in the gut
• May reduce the potential for Candida infestation and inflammation
• Ideal for use during travel or antibiotic use
Certain probiotic strains stand out regarding the impressive amount of research backing their use over time. Saccharomyces Boulardii is one of those strains. A beneficial yeast, it has qualities that are hard to find in bacterial probiotic strains including resistance to antibiotics and stomach acid as well as temperature hardiness. This makes it a clear choice for addressing bowel concerns associated with taking antibiotics and travel. In addition, this strain supports intestinal integrity and immunity via several beneficial biological mechanisms.
Metabolic Maintenance provides Saccharomyces Boulardii in a potent single capsule dose. Each capsule provides 10 billion CFU, a commonly studied dose to provide benefits in a number of clinical settings.
Ingredients: Saccharomyces Boulardii is a beneficial yeast that acts as a transient probiotic to support the growth of beneficial gut flora. Unlike bacterial probiotics, S. boulardii is protected by a cell wall made of chitin which is resistant to stomach acid. It is shelf stable making it suitable for travel. It is hardy to both antibiotics and stomach acid making it a flexible choice for dosing.
S. Boulardii has several studied mechanisms by which it supports gut health. It supports normal bowel transit time mitigating occasional diarrhea. Studies show it exhibits direct antimicrobial activity that may inhibit the growth of certain pathogens and assists beneficial flora in repopulating after a depletion. It increases short chain fatty acids which support healthy intestinal mucosal cells and mucosal integrity and aids intestinal immunity by boosting secretion of IgA and supporting a normal inflammatory response.
Source Materials: Derived via yeast fermentation.
Vegan Statement: Saccharomyces Boulardii is considered a fungus which makes it vegan friendly. Contains no ingredients derived from animal sources. Suitable for vegans.
Allergens: According to information provided by our suppliers, these capsules are free of the eight major allergens as identified by the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (FALCPA): Wheat (gluten), eggs, milk, soybeans, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts.
Recommendations: 1 capsule per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Precautions: Pregnant or lactating women and individuals taking prescription medications should consult with a healthcare professional before taking any supplement. Probiotics may be contraindicated in those with compromised immune systems or in those on immunosuppressive medication.