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Saccharomyces boulardii is a unique yeast and microorganism. This strain from OptiBac Probiotics is scientifically proven to reach the gut alive.


Vegetarian Vegetarian
No Dairy No Dairy
No Gluten No Gluten

What's it for?

An extensively researched microorganism, proven to reach the gut alive.

Who's it for?

For anyone, 1 year and over, seeking a pure Saccharomyces boulardii supplement.

Each capsule:

Provides 5 billion live cultures of pure, shelf stable Saccharomyces boulardii.

OptiBac Probiotics Saccharomyces boulardii

Saccharomyces boulardii is a natural and safe microorganism with vast scientific research and documentation.

This strain has been internationally acclaimed as a well-researched and unique microorganism, and has been safely used for the last 50 years. Saccharomyces boulardii is a natural food supplement, and not a medicine.

Saccharomyces boulardii is a unique microorganism which is sold widely in the US, Scandinavia, Germany & France. This microorganism is more robust to environmental stressors than more common bacterial live cultures, and shows strong resistance to heat, humidity and stomach acidity levels. These live cultures of S. boulardii have been tested and shown to be especially stable and resistant.

For more information healthcare professionals can read Scientific Research on S. boulardii or our FAQ, What is S. boulardii.


Saccharomyces boulardii under the microscope

More about OptiBac Probiotics

All we do is live cultures; looking at different species and strains in detail. We are partnered with some of the world's leading institutes of microbiology; so when you're stressed with too much on your mind, you can rest easy - confident that you're choosing the experts.

Please note: Since November 2013, this product has changed name to Saccharomyces boulardii.

Directions

Saccharomyces boulardii can be given to adults and children (from 1 year and over) with the following recommendations, or as professionally directed.

  • Take one to four capsules depending on severity of symptoms and up to six capsules daily, or as professionally directed
  • If taking anti-fungals, take separately (at least 2 hours apart).
  • For infants and children the dose should be lowered

  • Drink plenty of water with your course of live cultures.

  • For anyone unable to swallow capsules, capsule can be opened and contents mixed with a cold meal or beverage.

    See also Can I take 2 OptiBac Probiotics at once?

Storage

Like the rest of the OptiBac Probiotics range, Saccharomyces boulardii does not require refrigeration.

Store out of direct sunlight.

Safety

Live cultures are not recommended for those with serious medical conditions eg. those who are severely immunosuppressed, have pancreatitis, are in the ICU, have melaena, have a central venous catheter, infants with short bowel syndrome, or to patients with open wounds following major surgery; unless under a doctor's care. Furthermore, pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking Saccharomyces boulardii, 'For travelling abroad', or natural plant extracts as in 'For daily immunity'.

Nutritional Information

Live cultures: Saccharomyces boulardii (250mg); vegetarian capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; titanium dioxide; stabiliser: potato starch; anti-caking agents: vegetable magnesium stearate; silicon dioxide.

Each capsule guarantees 5 billion live cultures.

Suitable for vegans & vegetarians.

Frequently Asked Questions

Healthcare professionals can follow the links below to read FAQs relevant to 'Saccharomyces boulardii'.

You can find more of our frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

 

Delivery Options

Currency 

As we are an UK-based company, the product prices on our website will always be shown in pounds sterling (GBP £). As currency exchange rates fluctuate on a daily basis, the conversion to local currency will be made by your bank on the day of purchase. Check out today's currency conversion rates using a search engine and an appropriate currency conversion tool, though do bear in mind that the rates displayed may be subject to change before your bank processes your transaction.

Same day dispatch

For most delivery options, if you place your order by 3pm on a working day (i.e. Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays), we'll dispatch it on the same day. Any orders after this time will be dispatched on the next working day.

If you choose our International Express Courier option, the cut-off time is 11am.

United Kingdom

Delivery within the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland has a fixed price, regardless of the size and weight of your order. Delivery times are estimates and not guaranteed unless otherwise stated.

Method Price
Standard Shipping
Please allow 4-7 days for delivery.

£1.75
First Class Postage
Please allow 1-3 days for delivery.

£2.50
Next Day Courier
Guaranteed next-working-day delivery to most of the UK if you order by 3pm Monday to Friday (requires signature).

£6.00

International

We ship to virtually all countries around the world, with the notable exception of Hong Kong.

Most international delivery prices are dependent on the size of your order and where it's being sent. You'll be shown the final price of shipping in the checkout, before payment, once we have your address and order details.

The main exception to this is delivery to EU countries using our International Express Courier service. This has a fixed delivery cost for each country, regardless of the size of your order.

Please note that not all services are available to all destinations. See our International Delivery Coverage table for the availability of each service for your country.

Method Price
International Standard
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations. (Does not include tracking).
From
£9.54
International Signed
International postage with delivery confirmation (requires signature).
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations.
From
£10.44
International Tracked & Signed
International delivery with full tracking and delivery confirmation (requires signature).
Please allow 3-7 days for delivery within Europe and 5-12 days to all other destinations.
From
£10.44
International Express Courier
Fast international courier service with full tracking and delivery confirmation (requires signature). Delivers to USA and most other countries in 2-7 days. See our International Delivery Coverage for the delivery time to your country.
From
£11.06

Remember: the price of international delivery depends on the size of the order and the country to which it's being sent. The final price of shipping will be shown in the checkout before you pay.

  • I honestly cannot rate this product enough. I used it several times but one time in particular, I don't know what I would have done without it. Here is my story briefly; when I was once prescribed by a doctor a one strong dose of antibiotics (4 pills at once), I ended up with clostridium difficile, a horrendous bacterial disease that can infect your bowels and cause diarrhoea. In my case, this diarrhoea went on for 1 full month with constant trips to the toilet and severe restrictions to my diet. The doctors did not manage to do anything at all (and I was never warned about this possible outcome for taking the antibiotics on the first place) but, thanks to the advantages of the internet, I did an in-depth research on the disease and on ways of combating it naturally and I found out about Saccharomyces boulardii. I almost could not believe how quickly my bowels went back to normal, but I was also shocked that this was not suggested by any medical practitioner either as a preventive measure or after I got the bacteria. This product definitely works!

    London
  • I've taken these for a few days and I have had severe stomach pains and really bad constipation. I was going ok before! I bought these as they are supposed to be good for candida but I don't think these were the right probiotics for me.

    Manchester
  • I used it after antibiotics since i struggled with Diarrhea and have IBS. Didn't help me... Read more

    sweden
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