Hi all~ I’m new. In fact I just joined just so I could respond to this post. I’m online tonight doing research because I just got back results from my microbiology test that shows not a candida yeast infection but a saccharomyces one. I’ve been doing a lot of research and what I’ve found is that it’s very likely I got it from taking the supplement saccharaomyces boulardii. Ironically this was suggested to me by a Fibromyalgia/ CFS specialist that I saw locally. He wasn’t covered under insurance and I paid the big bucks to see him. I took this supplement for quite awhile. At first my body loved it and then it rejected it so I stopped taking it.
What I found out is that the immune compromised are the ones that are most likely for it to cross into becoming a pathogen.
This is also called bakers yeast, brewers yeast.
I have been so desperate in my journey of healing that I’ve gladly taken any supplement suggested. I’ve resisted medications. And I find myself in a spot where a supplement has now done me harm.
I wanted to share here because I’m very concerned and I’d like to give that info to anyone else thinking on the supplement for your consideration. If you pull up the information about the infection including that they really don’t have a good plan to treat it, I think you will probably run the opposite way.
Sending love to all here and best wishes for your healing.