Probiotic yeast found to have positive effects on the human microbiome
A study financed by the U.S pharmaceutical company Biocodex, investigated the effects of Saccharomyces boulardii (a probiotic yeast), and a commonly prescribed antibiotic Amoxicillin/Clavulanate, on the microbiome of the healthy human digestive tract.
However, when patients were given Saccharomyces boulardii alongside a course of antibiotics, the study showed that the populations of good and bad bacteria in the GI tract were kept in a healthy balance.
The Executive Vice President of Biocodex, Marc Rohman, stated that: ‘These findings demonstrate that this probiotic yeast, now proven to preserve gut flora balance, even when an antibiotic is on board, can significantly contribute to preventative health care’.
We have been shouting about the amazing health benefits of Saccharomyces boulardii for a long time. In fact we love it so much that we even have it as a stand-alone, single strained product, in our range.....
However, when it comes to taking a natural bacteria supplement when taking antibiotics we would actually recommend our ‘For those on antibiotics’ product, even over the 'mighty' S. boulardii! This is due to the fact that the strains used in this product have been specifically clinically trialled alongside antibiotics. To read more about taking probiotics alongside antibiotics, click here.
In light of this new American research, if anyone wanted even further protection whilst taking antibiotics and ‘For those on antibiotics’, then S. boulardii would be an excellent adjunctive supplement to take for a truly ‘belt and braces’ approach!
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