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Florastor®
A Probiotic.org Expert Product Review

 
Product Overview As one of the most widely used probiotics in the world, Florastor is also one of the few that uses live freeze dried yeast cells instead of a bacteria species.  According to the manufacturer, the effective ingredient in Florastor®, Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, acts as temporary flora to protect the intestinal tract and keep your intestines functioning well.  Florastor® is all-natural and works with your body to allow your healthy micro-flora to grow, thereby maintaining a digestive balance.  As one of the oldest probiotic manufacturers, Florastor® has been successfully researched and tested in over 90 countries worldwide for over 56 years. Biocodex, the manufacturer of Florastor, states that the S. boulardii lyo strain has over a 56-year record of safety for all ages including infants. Extensive studies in Europe and the USA support Florastor’s can be viewed here. 
Manufacturer Biocodex
Probiotic Strain(s) Saccharomyces boulardii lyo       250mg
Colony Forming Units (CFU) Approximately 5 Billion per capsule
Listed Benefits and Studies The manufacturer states that Saccharomyces boulardii, is a natural probiotic that acts as temporary flora and destroys pathogenic (bad) bacteria, resulting in the following: decreasing abdominal, discomfort reducing the number of stools, improving the consistency of stools,  protecting the intestinal wall, maintaining intestinal function.

Extensive Studies have been published in major scientific journals such as JAMA, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, and the BMJ with regards to its Anti-inflammatory Response, Antimicrobial activity, Enzymatic Activity, Metabolic Activity, Antitoxinic activity, and Enhancement of immune defenses.  Visit our Saccharomyces boulardii page for detailed information.

Method of Delivery No there are no animal products in Florastor. The HPMC capsule is a vegetarian capsule that contains freeze dried Saccharomyces boulardii lyo.
Inactive Ingredients 2.85 mg magnesium stearate, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, titanium dioxide.  33 mg of Lactose is included in each dose.                                     
Directions Suggested Use: 1 capsule in the morning, 1 capsule in the evening.  Swallow capsule whole or mix contents of capsule with water, apple juice or other noncarbonated drinks. Capsule contents can also be added to apple sauce and other soft foods.
Precautions No side effects have been reported except a few cases of fungemia when administered in hospitals to patients with central venous catheters.  There are no milk proteins found in Florastor. However, it does contain lactose monohydrate in a very small amount. Many lactose.  According to Florastor, dairy sensitive patients have reported good results while taking the product. As with any product, be sure to consult your health care professional first.  Florastor has been studied in recurring yeast infections (Candida) and has shown to be 60-70% effective. The yeast that most people develop allergies to is pathogenic yeast. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo is non-pathogenic yeast. As with any product, consult your health care professional before taking Florastor.
Storage No need to refrigerate
Shelf Life The manufacturer lists a three year shelf life for Florastor
Place of Manufacture Beauvais, France


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