Saccharomyces Boulardii Lyo – An Effective Probiotic?
My eyes are always peeled for any new method of staying healthy and young. There are many products designated for helping the body function the way it is supposed to, such as fiber supplements, probiotics, enzymes supplements, and phenolics. In the world of probiotics, some of the prominent ones are – Saccharomyces Boulardi, Lactobacillus Acidophilus, and Bifidobacterium Breve.
What is Saccharomyces Boulardi?
It’s a tropical strain of yeast that was first extracted from the lychee and mangosteen fruit. It is taken as a supplement in order to enrich the digestive bacteria present in the small and large intestines.
There are numerous health benefits this micro-organism has to offer. It helps the body protect against anti-biotic associated diarrhea, infections of Clostridium difficule, and other specimen of clostridial. Saccharomyces boulardi also treats acute diarrhea in both children and adults.
Studies have also shown it to provide relief in cases of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn’s disease. The most common brand name for the saccharomyces boulardi strain of probiotics is Diar Safe. It is mostly sold in a lyophilized form as a probiotic, so is also commonly known as Saccharomyces boulardi lyo.
Lactobacillus acidophilus relieves chronic constipation and improves digestive health.
Bifidobacterium breve promotes a healthy bowel function. Bifidobacterium breve is found under the brand name Bifiene.
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A Better Option
If you’re looking for a probiotic containing this yeast, you need to know that taking probiotics may not really improve your digestion much unless you’re suffering from any of the health conditions mentioned above.
For most people, it’s much more important to nourish the existing digestive bacteria in their stomach rather than to increase the number of bacteria. If you provide the right nourishment to your intestinal flora in the form of Prebiotics, you would stand to gain a lot of benefits.
An imbalance in the digestive tract can cause numerous health issues, such as back pains, abdominal cramping, acne, acid reflux disease, constipation, leg pains, lack of energy, neck pains, irritable bowel syndrome, precancerous polyps, smelly stools, bloated feeling, heartburn, bad breath, allergies, and skin breakouts. In addition, you have a higher susceptibility to being infected with colds, viruses, and bugs.
A good prebiotic can help alleviate and/or prevent such health problems. In return, you will have a healthier and more youthful body.
Kiwi fruit extract has been shown to be one of the best kinds of probiotics available. The only catch is, most of its beneficial properties are concentrated in the skin of the fruit which is not easily consumable. Also, to be able to derive all the possible health benefits, you would need to consume around 10 kiwis a day, which is obviously not possible. It may make sense then to look for a quality supplement containing the extract of this great fruit.
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Lactobacillus Acidophilus – A Natural Probiotic
Have you read about this recently? Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a beneficial bacteria that is found naturally in the gastrointestinal tract. It’s claimed that this bacteria helps in digestion and is necessary for optimal utilization of the nutrients in your food.
But before we talk about its benefits, first a little more information on Lactobacillus Acidophilus. This bacteria ferments sugars into lactic acid and thrives on a temperature of 37 °C (99 °F).
Some strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus are believed to have probiotic qualities anre so are used in producing some yogurt and other dairy products. Some studies habe shown that this bacteria can help relieve chronic constipation and improve digestive health. Lactobacillus acidophilus can also be used to treat diarrhea caused by infections or antibiotics. Some of the brand names of lactobacillus acidophilus are Bacid, Flora-Q 2, Acidophilus, Novaflor, RisaQuad, Floranex (obsolete), Superdophilus, and Acidophilus Probiotic Blend.
Other similar probiotics include Saccharomyces Boulardi, and Bifidobacterium Breve.
Saccharomyces boulardi helps the body protect against antibiotic associated diarrhea, infections of Clostridium difficule, and other specimem of clostridial. Saccharomyces boulardi can also treat acute diarrhea in both children and adults. Diar Safe is the most common brand name for the saccharomyces boulardi strain of probiotics.
Bifidobacterium breve promotes a healthy bowel function and can be found under the brand name Bifiene.
Importance for Your Health
Fact is, while digestion may seem like one simple benefit probiotics give you, its effects are many and far reaching. When your digestive tract is not functioning the way it should be, you can suffer from back pains, abdominal cramping, irritable bowel syndrome, acne, acid reflux disease, precancerous polyps, constipation, leg pains, lack of energy, neck pains, bad breath, smelly stools, bloated feeling, heartburn, allergies, and skin breakouts. In addition, you have a higher susceptibility to being infected with colds, viruses, and bugs.
So keeping you digestive system running as smoothly as possible is imperative for enjoying good health. While the naturally occurring probiotics in your stomach do try, they are not always successful in extracting all the nutrients out of your food.
When this happens, most people turn towards commercial probiotic supplements. This is really not an effective strategy. Instead of adding in more probiotics in your stomach, you need to nourish the existing ones by providing them with Prebiotics.
Taking a good probiotic will do a lot more for improving your digestion than a probiotic pill would do.