Several factors in the modern lifestyle, such as eating an unhealthy diet, high levels of stress, and certain medications, may disrupt the balance of microorganisms that inhabit the GI system. Known as “gut flora,” these microorganisms help influence healthy digestion and bowel function, as well as supporting the immune system via lymphoid tissue associated with the intestines.*
Supplementation with probiotics such as Probiotic SB may help promote healthy gut flora by populating the lower intestines with beneficial bacteria, while serving as a counterbalance to other bacterial strains, the overgrowth of which may lead to compromised intestinal health. The probiotic in this formula—Saccharomyces boulardii—is a type of yeast isolated from lychee fruits. Its efficacy in promoting intestinal health was first noted by a French microbiologist working in Vietnam in the 1920s. Dr. Boulard, for whom the boulardii strain was named, observed that a native drink made from this fruit was effective for ameliorating the diarrhea associated with a cholera outbreak. The active component was isolated and identified as this particular strain of yeast.
Because many probiotic organisms are destroyed by heating, it is rare to find a quality probiotic that does not require refrigeration. Probiotic SB contains a strain of Saccharomyces boulardii that is freeze-dried and remains viable without refrigeration. S. boulardii is non-pathogenic, as well as acid-resistant and temperature-tolerant. In addition, unlike other products containing this organism, Probiotic SB is free of dairy and lactose, making it a suitable probiotic for individuals with a sensitivity to dairy.
Probiotic SB may be helpful for the following:
- Antibiotic-associated diarrhea
- Traveler's diarrhea
- Opportunistic bacterial overgrowth
- Opportunistic Candida and other yeast overgrowths
- Imbalanced GI mucosal immune function
- Restoration of optimal GI microflora and mucosal health
- Dairy and lactose free
- 10 billion live freeze-dried cells per serving at time of manufacture
- Does not require refrigeration
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take two capsules per day, or as directed by your health care practitioner.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.