Saccharomyces Boulardii


This strain of bacteria helps prevent fungal infections and diarrhea

Saccharomyces Boulardii is normally located in the large and small intestine.

Research links this bacteria with preventing fungal infections and shown to be as beneficial as nystatin in treatment[1], preventing intestinal infections and decrease inflammation[2], treating and preventing antibiotic induced diarrhea[3], decreasing frequency and duration of diarrhea[4], and preventing C. Difficile infections[5]

[1] Demirel, G. et al. Prophylactic Saccharomyces boulardii versus nystatin for the prevention of fungal colonization and invasive fungal infection in premature infants. Eur. J. Pediatr. 172,1321–1326 (2013). 

[2] Jawhara, S. & Poulain, D. Saccharomyces boulardii decreases inflammation and intestinal colonization by Candida albicans in a mouse model of chemically-induced colitis. Med. Mycol. 45, 691–700 (2007)

 [3] Bravo, María Verónica, Bunout, Daniel, Leiva, Laura, de la Maza, María Pía, Barrera, Gladys, de la Maza, Javier, & Hirsch, Sandra. (2008). Effect of probiotic Saccharomyces boulardii on prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in adult outpatients with amoxicillin treatment. Revista médica de Chile, 136(8), 981-988. Retrieved February 18, 2015, from 10.4067/S0034-98872008000800004. 

 [4] Billoo A, Memon M, Khaskheli S, et al. Role of a probiotic (Saccharomyces boulardii) in management and prevention of diarrhoea. World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG 2006;12(28):4557-4560. doi:10.3748/wjg.v12.i28.4557. 

[5] Castagliuolo I, Riegler MF, Valenick L, LaMont JT, Pothoulakis C (1999). "Saccharomyces boulardii protease inhibits the effects of Clostridium difficile toxins A and B in human colonic mucosa". Infect. Immun. 67 (1): 302–7. PMC 96311. 

Probiotics containing Saccharomyces Boulardii: