Overview

Saccharomyces boulardii is a yeast. It was previously identified as a unique species of yeast. Now it is believed to be a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. But Saccharomyces boulardii is different from other strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae commonly known as brewer's yeast and baker's yeast. Saccharomyces boulardii is used as medicine.

Saccharomyces boulardii is most commonly used for treating and preventing diarrhea, including infectious types such as rotaviral diarrhea in children. It has some evidence of use for other types of diarrhea, acne, and a digestive tract infection that can lead to ulcers.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): There is no good evidence to support using Saccharomyces boulardii for COVID-19. Follow healthy lifestyle choices and proven prevention methods instead.

How does it work ?

Saccharomyces boulardii is called a "probiotic," a friendly organism that helps to fight off disease-causing organisms in the gut such as bacteria and yeast.

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