Jarrow Formulas Saccharomyces boulardii +MOS 90 capsules is a probiotic yeast that survives stomach acid and colonizes the intestinal tract. It promotes the health of the intestinal tract, helps protect its beneficial microbiota, and enhances immune function. MOS (MannanOligoSaccharide) is an oligosaccharide from the cell walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that can prevent bacteria from adhering to the epithelial cells and reduce their proliferation.
who can benefit from Saccharomyces boulardii +MOS?
Individuals who are in greater need for intestinal protection, including individuals who travel or utilize antibiotics, may benefit from Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS
In adddition, individuals with sensitive bowel function may also benefit from using Saccharomyces.
what distinguishes Saccharomyces boulardii +MOS?
• one of the best substantiated probiotics traveller's &antibiotic-associated diarrhea
• does not need to be refrigerated
• probiotic yeast: can be taken with bacterial probiotics like Jarrodophilus
• not affected by antibiotics
• includes MOS: unfriendly bacteria anchor decoy
how do the active ingredients function in Saccharomyces boulardii +MOS?
• Saccharomyces boulardii may decrease the incidence of occasional diarrhea from multiple causes, and promote comfort in those with a sensitive/irritable bowel
• MOS may block the attachment of unfriendly microorganisms to the intestinal lining
Bio-MOS is a registered trademark of Alltech
In the natural health world, the term “yeast” is typically associated in a positive way with “brewer’s/nutritional” yeast, or in a negative way with Candida albicans (i.e., as in yeast infections). One association that is not commonly made is “probiotic.” Nevertheless, that’s exactly what Saccharomyces boulardii is, a beneficial yeast used as a probiotic agent to support gastrointestinal health. Its most important use is when intestinal flora come under assault, such as during antibiotic use or when traveling.
Saccharomyces boulardii typically reaches a maximum steady state in 3 days when taken orally, but does not multiply in the gut. Less than one percent of the ingested dose is recovered from stools, indicating that supplementation with Saccharomyces boulardii should take place regularly to achieve continuing benefits.
Saccharomyces boulardii is particularly effective in relation to diarrhea from various causes. The efficacy of taking Saccharomyces boulardii orally has been demonstrated in reducing traveler’s diarrhea, antibiotic-associated diarrhea and some other forms of diarrhea.
In fact, meta-analyses of the pooled results from studies suggest that Saccharomyces boulardii can decrease the relative risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea by 57% to 63%. Saccharomyces boulardii is thought to provide help by producing proteases that may decrease the toxicity of C. diffi cile toxins A and B. Saccharomyces boulardii has also been shown to be effective orally for occasional acute diarrhea.
Individuals with a hypersensitive bowel may experience more inflammatory episodes and frequent bowel movements. The recurrence of such episodes may be reduced by taking 1 gram of Saccharomyces boulardii daily. Other evidence shows that taking 250 mg Saccharomyces boulardii three times daily can maintain better lower intestinal health.
Although secondary to its effects on gastrointestinal health, Saccharomyces boulardii may benefit skin health. In a randomized, controlled double-blind study involving 139 patients with acne, the effectiveness and tolerance of Saccharomyces boulardii was studied in comparison with a placebo over a maximum period of five months. The results of therapy were assessed as very good/good in 74.3% of the patients receiving the preparation, as compared with 21.7% in the placebo group.
More than 80% of the people in the S. boulardii group were judged to be considerably or completely improved, while the corresponding figure for the placebo group was only 26%.
Adding mannan-oligosaccharides (MOS) provides enhanced support to the intestinal tract by acting as anchor site decoys to unfriendly bacteria. Mannans have specific structures that are recognized by immune cells. They exist on cell surfaces or membranes as the primary antigenic or immunereactive components of whole yeast cells and cell walls.
MOS are long-chain, non-digestible, complex carbohydrates that look like the mannans expressed on cells that line the digestive tract. Certain non-probiotic bacteria recognize these cell surface molecules and use them to attach to the intestinal lining. MOS-bound bacteria are excreted out of the body with little or no chance for proliferation in the intestines. By ingesting MOS, this microbial attachment mechanism can be interfered with. Unfriendly bacteria bind to the ingested MOS hoping to get a foothold in the intestines, but instead they are tricked into a ride through the digestive system and eventually are flushed from the body. In addition to bacteria, positive results have been seen with MOS acting as an attachment decoy for viruses and candida species as well.
Saccharomyces boulardii provides a synergistic effect in promoting intestinal defense. It promotes the health of the intestinal tract, helps protect its beneficial microbiota, and enhances immune function. MOS (mannan-oligosaccharide) is an oligosaccharide from the cell walls of S. cerevisiae that can prevent bacteria from adhering to the epithelial cells and reduce their proliferation.
Saccharomyces boulardii + MOS does not require refrigeration and can be stored at room temperature. Refrigeration will, however, ex- tend the shelf life. Avoid temperatures above 77 F (25 C).
- resists stomach acid
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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Can artificial sweeteners harm gut health and make you gain weight?Early September we published an overview of various natural and artificial sweeteners that are currently available and possible avantages or disadvantages associated to them.
Until very recently the clear-cut explanation of all official governmental dietary agencies as well as most mainstream dieticians was that artificial sweeteners are harmless and not a single iota of proof was available to the contrary.
Even your humble writer still believed sweeteners are relatively harmless as by definition, rats and mice aren't human so evidence about harmfulness for those laboratory animals doesn't prove too much.
However, over time more and more evidence has come up that artificial sweeteners are truly not as good for your waistline as you think they are, in ways that wasn't looked at before. Our gut microbes, which have a bigger influence on your weight and insulin sensitivity than we realize, are negatively inflenced by the artificial sweeteners we ingest.
Six tips on how to stay healthy at a BBQ
Eating outdoors as the weather heats up is one of the hallmarks of summertime activity, but before you fire up your barbecue grill or send out invitations to the family picnic, there are some precautions you should take to avoid a common occurrence: food poisoning.
Each year one out of 4 persons suffer from food borne illnesses as a result of eating contaminated food.
Preparing foods with unclean hands, eating undercooked meats, transferring contamination from raw meats to other foods, eating unwashed fruits and vegetables, and leaving perishable food out in warm weather can release a slew of bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella, as well as other food borne illnesses. This can result in nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or fever.
Here are six tips to stop food-borne illnesses from ruining your BBQ-fun
A healthy gut, a healthy brain
Few people realize how the amount of microbes residing in our gut between the mouth and the end of the large intestine outnumber the amount of human eukaryotic cells by ten to one. This complex ecosystem is formed mainly by bacteria, but also viruses, archae, protozoa and fungi.
Even less known is how gut microbes lays a major role in host health by shaping the development of the immune system, metabolizing dietary nutrients (such as fatty acids, glucose and bile acids) and drugs, digesting complex indigestible polysaccharides and synthesizing vitamins and bioactive molecules.
Throughout different life stages, various changes occur in the microbial diversity of humans.
While babies are massively 'inoculated' with microbes from their mother during birth, smaller amounts enter the baby's gut via the bloodstream and placenta.
After birth, the composition of the gut microbes in the infant changes slowly with age, and stays mostly the same until old age.
While the composition of the gut microbes don't change much in a healthy adult, that is not to say that they aren't vulnerable to outside factors, such as lifestyle, use of antibiotics or even vaccinations, and overall health.
However, outside those factors, diet is one of the most important factors for gut health.
A change in a diet, especially by eating more or less fiber can change the composition of the gut microbitics within a few days. When this change is negative, a dysbiosis can result, characterized by an overgrowth of potentially pathogenic organisms.
This change in the delicate balance between 'good' and 'bad' organisms will result in a 'leaky' gut because of a more porous gut lining and cause chronic inflammation, which can even influence our brain because it also affects our central nervous system. So, as incredible as it sounds, an unhealthy diet can cause you to have an unhealthy brain as well.
This makes it easier to understand why an increasing amount of people try to improve gut health.
What causes diarrhea?One of the most common diseases that plague us, especially the unseasoned traveller is the famous traveller's diarrhea. When abroad, we tend to suffer more than when at home as we encounter uncommon bacteria and can't always adhere to the same hygienic circumstances like we do at home.
Friendly aliensProbiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Probiotics help move food through your gut, and ease symptoms of (antibiotic-related or spontaneous) diarrhea and bowel diseases.
Furthermore probiotics can improve skin conditions like eczema, improve urinary and vaginal health. Probiotics are vital for our immunity as they are solely responsible for keeping the gut healthy.
Take 1 to 2 capsules per day with water or juice. Or take as directed by your qualified health care consultant.
May be taken with food or on an empty stomach. For children, please consult your health care professional.
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
Saccharomyces boulardii (subspecies of Saccharomyces cerevisiae) 5 billion organisms †
Bio-MOS (derived from Saccharomyces cerevisae), source of MOS (MannanOligoSaccharides) 200mg †
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
active ingredients (Saccharomyces boulardi, Bio-MOS), preservative (vitamin C), filler (maltodextrine, magnesiumstearate from palm oil) , anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose)
Saccharomyces Boulardii + MOS does not require refrigeration and can be stored at room temperature. Refrigeration will, however, extend the shelf life. Avoid temperatures above 25 °C
keep out of reach of young children
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans