What is Saccharomyces Boulardii

 Saccharomyces boulardii is probiotic yeast that was first isolated from the skin of the tropical fruits lychee and mangosteen in 1923 by French scientist Henri Boulard, following the observation that mangosteen consumption controlled occasional diarrhea in natives of Southeast Asia. S. boulardii plays a role in supporting immune defense by increasing levels of a crucial antibody, sIgA, and creating a first line of defense that helps bind and clear harmful bacteria. In one study, 200 children with occasional diarrhea were randomly given 250 mg/day of S. boulardii or placebo. Stool frequency and duration of diarrhea were greatly improved in the group that received the S. boulardii. Among 269 children (6 months-14 years) given either antibiotic treatment plus 250 mg/twice per day of S. boulardii or placebo, those receiving the S. boulardii had lower incidence of loose and watery stools.

Saccharomyces Boulardii is used in FloraBoost – Probiotic for Kids