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Saccharomyces Boulardii: Uses, Benefits and Potential Side Effects

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  • Saccharomyces boulardii is a fungus extracted from lychee fruits that’s incorporated into capsules or added to probiotic mixes
  • It may be beneficial for addressing diarrhea and delivering anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antitoxin effects
  • Oral intake of Saccharomyces boulardii causes very few side effects among healthy people. At the very least, patients can experience stomach discomfort or gas after taking products containing this fungus. If you have a yeast allergy, refrain from using Saccharomyces boulardii products because they may cause allergic reactions

If you’ve been reading my health articles, you’re certainly aware that I recommend boosting your gut health by eating probiotic-rich foods or, if that isn’t possible, taking a high-quality probiotic supplement. There are many types of probiotics incorporated into supplements, and one example is Saccharomyces boulardii, a type of fungus that can act as a yeast probiotic.

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