How does Saccharomyces Boulardii work?
Saccharomyces boulardii is called a "probiotic," a friendly organism that helps to fight off disease causing organisms in the gut such as bacteria and yeast.
Are there safety concerns?
Saccharomyces boulardii is safe for most adults when taken by mouth. It can cause gas in some people. Rarely, it might cause fungal infections that can spread through the bloodstream to the entire body.
Saccharomyces boulardii might be safe for children. However, diarrhea in children should be evaluated by a healthcare professional before using Saccharomyces boulardii.
Do not take Saccharomyces boulardii without medical advice if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have a weakened immune system or are taking medicines that alter your immune system.
- You have a yeast allergy.