Florastor® has been shown to be effective through 50 years of use and many research studies:
Multiple research studies have shown that Florastor® (Saccharomyces boulardii lyo) can be taken:
- To promote intestinal health†
- To maintain intestinal flora†
- Promotes 'good' microorganisms in the gut†
Florastor provides nutritional support for imbalances in intestinal flora, food sensitivity issues, recurring yeast overgrowth, sensitive digestion and recurring forms of negative bacterial overgrowth.
In the intestine, there is a protective barrier made up of different bacteria called flora. A disruption of this protective barrier can come about due to antibiotics, contamination from disease causing organisms, food allergies, and insufficient or excessive digestive enzymes. Dysbiosis, changes of the normal and necessary bacteria, can lead to intestinal disorders and whole body diseases.
When there is a disruption of the intestinal barrier, undigested food particles, bad bacteria and viruses can cause a reaction throughout the body's immune system. This can lead to microbial diarrhea due to the total breakdown of the protective flora barrier.
Florastor helps re-establish the normal intestinal flora. It is a floromimetic, in that it is able to restore the metabolic function and the protective barrier effect of the normal intestinal flora. Data from pharmacological studies have shown that Florastor can inhibit the pathogenic effects of different bacteria such as Clostridium difficile and its toxins A and B. Florastor has also been shown to inhibit the effects of E. Coli toxins. It has the ability to stimulate the production of antibodies that help defend against many invaders, including bacteria and viruses. Florastor helps reduce diarrhea, form a number of causes, including medications, food allergy, stress and travel.
Amount Per Capsule:
Saccharomyces boulardii lyo from Biocodex 50mg
Other ingredients: Magnesium Stearate, Lactose, Sucrose, Hydroxy-propyl-methyl-cellulose, Titanium Dioxide (E171).
Why take Florastor®?
- Florastor® is good for everyone - from infants to adults
- Florastor® helps with your body’s ability to digest food. (Florastor® produces enzymes that help with the digestion of fat, protein and carbohydrate)†
- Changes in diet and stress can cause a disturbance in your intestines. Florastor® helps maintain normal balance of the intestinal flora†
- To maintain intestinal health†
- To promote intestinal health even when traveling†
- To protect your intestinal tract and keep your intestines healthy†
What does Florastor® do?
- Florastor® keeps the normal balance of micro-organisms in your intestines†
- Florastor® can be taken for more than 48 hours
- Ask your health care professional if Florastor® is right for you
Q) What are probiotics?
A) They are live micro-organisms (good bugs) that, when taken, produce health benefits.
Q) What is Florastor®?
A) Florastor is a natural probiotic that promotes, strengthens and maintains intestinal health†
Q) How does Florastor® work?
A) Florastor helps the growth of good micro-organisms (bugs) and improves healthy intestinal function. Florastor keeps the balance between good and bad micro-organisms in your bowels normal.†
Q) Is Florastor® like acidophilus?
A) No, Florastor is not really like acidophilus but they are both probiotics. Florastor is non-pathogenic (good) yeast, not a bacterium like acidophilus.
Q) Can I take Florastor® if I am pregnant?
A) We have no reason to believe that you cannot, but to be sure, you should consult with your health care professional.
Q) How do I take Florastor®?
A) For adults: Swallow the capsule whole. For children, or if you find it hard taking tablets: Break open the capsule and sprinkle the contents into cool drinks or formula. Capsule contents can also be added to foods like yogurt or applesauce.
Q) How long can I take Florastor®?
A) If you want to keep taking Florastor to maintain health intestinal function you may do so.† If you are taking other medications please check with your health care professional before you start with Florastor.
Q) What size bottles does Florastor® come in?
A) Florastor is sold in bottles of 10 capsules and bottles of 50 capsules. It also comes in a box of 10 sachets called Florastor Kids which has a Tutti-frutti flavor.
Q) Are there any animal products found in Florastor®?
A) No there are no animal products in Florastor. The HPMC capsule is a vegetarian capsule.
Q) Are there any side effects when taking Florastor®?
A) No side effects have been reported except a few cases of fungemia when administered in hospitals to patients with central venous catheters.
Q) Does Florastor® need to be refrigerated?
A) No, please do not refrigerate.
Q) Can I take Florastor® with my antibiotics?
A) Yes you can. Florastor is yeast, antibiotics do not harm it. In fact, Florastor can help protect your body’s own flora while you take antibiotics.
Q) Florastor® has Lactose and I am dairy sensitive, can I still take Florastor®?
A) Yes. There are no milk proteins found in Florastor. However, it does contain lactose monohydrate in a very small amount. Many lactose and dairy sensitive patients have reported good results while taking Florastor. As with any product, be sure to consult your health care professional first.
Q) Has there been any research done on Florastor®?
A) Yes. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has been studied by many researchers over the past 50 years. Please contact your health care professional for more information.
Q) Who should take Florastor®?
A) As with any product, you should consult your health care professional first, but Florastor is good for everyone from infants to seniors
Q) Do I need to take Florastor® with food?
A) Florastor can be taken with or without food.
Q) I have difficulty swallowing capsules; can I empty the contents of Florastor® into food?
A) Florastor can be mixed into food or juice (we recommend apple juice) for those who are not able to swallow tablets or capsules.
Q) Does Florastor® or the Florastor® capsule contain gluten?
A) No, Florastor and the capsule are gluten free.
Q) Does Florastor® or the Florastor® capsule contain wheat or wheat products?
A) No, Florastor and the capsule are wheat or “gluten” free.
Q) Is Florastor® safe to take while taking other drugs? (Vitamins, dietary supplements, prescription drugs)
A) Yes. Florastor is not affected by and will not interfere with most medications. However, Florastor should not be taken with oral systemic antifungal medications such as, Fluconazole, Nystatin, Ketoconazole, or Itraconazole. Natural antifungal or carminative like therapies such as, Garlic, Grape Seed extract, Oregon Grape, or Berberine, do not seem to disturb or affect the action of the Saccharomyces boulardii lyo in Florastor.
Q) What time of day should I take Florastor®?
A) It is recommended to take one (1) capsule in the morning and one (1) capsule in the evening.
Q) If I am allergic to yeast, can I still take Florastor®?
A) 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.