Saccharomyces boulardii is a live, non-pathogenic yeast recommended as a probiotic and as a biotherapeutic in the treatment of diarrhoea of various etiology.
Saccharomyces boulardii is manufactured by a highly controlled process. For better viability and increased shell-life the yeast cells are granulised and formulated under strict GMP conditions. FloraNorm is a creamy white powder with brown coloured granules.
Mechanism of Action
Saccharomyces boulardii favourably alters the composition of the gut flora and inhibits the action of pathogenic microorganisms. It maintains a healthy balance of intestinal flora by producing organic compound-such as lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid-that increase the acidity of the intestine and inhibit the reproduction of many harmful bacteria. Studies have revealed that it also produces substances called bacteriocins, which act as natural antibiotics to kill undesirable microorganisms.
It synthesizes vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, pantothenic acid and nicotinic acid. These vitamins are utilized for the nutritional requirements of the body.