What is Saccharomyces boulardii?

Category: Supplements

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A novel yeast supplement is not only useful for treating chronic diarrhea but may be useful at stimulating enzyme production.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support immune health 5 4
Support digestive health 3 3
Bowel irritability 2 4
Abdominal bloating 1 3
Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome 1 0
Bowel problems 1 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Saccharomyces boulardii

Side effect Patients
Yeast die-off (Herxheimer reaction) 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Saccharomyces boulardii

Dosage Patients
1 capsule(s) daily 1
1 capsule(s) twice daily 1
250 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Saccharomyces boulardii

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 3
Doctor's advice 1
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Duration

Currently taking Saccharomyces boulardii

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Saccharomyces boulardii

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 4
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Saccharomyces boulardii

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theexpress
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Data Quality: 1 star
9 years
Male
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ATEC
  • Speech: 3
  • Sociability: 0
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 6
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 2
  • ATEC score: 11
I have:
Autism

See theexpress's full Saccharomyces boulardii history

Sep 30, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Yeast Die-off)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Yeast overgrowth)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bowel problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Yeast die-off, Yeast die-off (Herxheimer reaction))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 Daily
Advice & Tips: We're on the 3-monts on, 3-months off cycle. We just stopped. We had a really bad yeast dieoff when starting. Lots of behaviors, horrible inattention. It lasted a few days, but then things got better. Have things improved since then? Well, we haven't seen any huge gains since restarting the sac b, as some report. Attention is still a pretty big issue. I'm not entirely positive we'll start the next cycle. I might need to see some real proof of yeast overgrowth before doing that.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Yeast die-off (Herxheimer reaction)

May 4, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bowel problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 Daily
Advice & Tips: When we started our son on Saccharomyces boulardii, we noticed a big increase in language and better bowels. We started it around the time we started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and ABA therapy, so we're not sure where to give the credit. But this definitely helped. The new DAN! physician we met yesterday told us that this is meant to be used in "bursts" like an antibiotic. Having him on it for so long would do more harm than good. We're stopping it now to save it for later "bursts".
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Yeast die-off (Herxheimer reaction)

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