alwcm4 wrote: This is interesting. Do you think you will try it Able?
I may possibly try it in the future, Amanda; I don’t think I need to at this time. At any rate, I’m still finding studies on the supplement.
If anyone decides to try it, there are a few things to keep in mind;
Although S. boulardii can be used to help restore as well as promote additional micro-flora, it’s still only a temporary resident in the intestines because it’s easily replaced by probiotic bacteria as well as Candida albicans. It’s basically cleared out of the human system after 4 to 7 days following a dosage, so it needs to be taken regularly at least for as long as it’s needed. In addition, it won’t multiply as the beneficial bacteria from a probiotic do.
It should be taken in combination with lactic-acid producing probiotics, in other words, it isn’t a replacement for a good probiotic.
No standard dosage has been officially agreed on it seems. In tests, approximately 500 mg to 1000 mg were given to patients daily for up to 15 months and few if any side effects were noted.
You can have only a rather small population of S. Boulardii at any one time; which is to say it doesn’t occupy much space when it’s in the system. So once you discontinue the dosage, it’s replaced by whatever is in the rest of your colon, whether it’s Candida, or good or bad bacteria.