Probiotics -Saccharomyces boulardii

Probiotics                                                                                                                         

Probiotic comes from the Greek word pro, meaning “promoting” and biotic, meaning “life.”Probiotics is live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics, but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be used. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented foods with specially added active live cultures, such as in yogurtsoy yogurt, or as dietary supplements

 

                                 

Saccharomyces boulardii                                                              

Origin:  Only yeast act as probiotic found in large and small intestine

Source: Present in lychee and mangosteen fruit, baker’s yeast, fermented products like bread

Benefits:

  • It is effective in preventing and treating diarrhoea,
  • act as antibiotic,
  • to treat acne
  • maintain and restore natural flora in the large and small intestines 
  • treatment of IBS(Irritable bowel syndrome), 
  • urinary tract infections (UTIs), vaginal yeast infections,
  • high cholesterol levels and fever blister.
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