PROTECT YOURSELF FROM HARMFUL BACTERIA!
An innovative formula from New Roots, Hospital Defense has been formulated
to help protect against the common bacteria c. Difficile. As a common cause
of diarrhea in hospitalized patients, c. Difficile can lead to more serious
gastrointestinal concerns. Hospital Defense from New Roots offers protection
against this harmful bacterium by supplying Saccharomyces boulardii
(SB) + Vitamin C. SB has proven to help protect the gastrointestinal system
from invaders including bacteria, fungi and parasites. [VEGETABLE CAPSULE]
10 billion CFU
vegetable magnesium stearate in a non-GMO
vegetable capsule and
Contains no: preservatives, artificial flavour or colour, sugar,
milk, starch, wheat, yeast, citrus or egg.
Provides protection against the common bacteria C. Difficile.
Helps prevent diarrhea.
Maintains gastro-intestinal health.
1 Billion active cells per capsule.
GMO vegetable capsule.
Take 1- 3 daily or as directed by your health care
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S. boulardii is the yeast "infection" you actually want to get…
What is it?
Saccharomyces boulardii (S. boulardii) is a tropical yeast strain that has been
found to act as a probiotic when ingested, and replenishes gastrointestinal
flora, and gut health. This yeast grows at body temperature, and is a
non-pathogenic organism, meaning that it does not cause disease in humans.
It is also non-systemic, meaning it is limited to the digestive tract and does
not spread throughout the body. Traditionally, S. boulardii was ingested by
people in South-East Asia, as a folk medicine to prevent and treat diarrhea of
various causes, particularly cholera.
To ingest this yeast, they chewed the skins of the mangosteen and lychee fruits,
upon which S. boulardii has been shown to cultivate naturally. Because it is in
the yeast family, S. boulardii is inherently resistant to antibacterial
antibiotics, and thus is a great choice of probiotic for treatment alongside
these antibiotics to help reduce their unintended side effects.
S. boulardii as a Protective Probiotic Against Traveller's Diarrhea
In general, probiotics are beneficial microorganisms that coat the digestive
tract much like the grass on your lawn. Seeding the lawn with a wide variety of
beneficial grass creates a strongly rooted lawn that prevents weeds from
growing. In the same way, seeding your gut with a wide variety of probiotics
helps to ensure that any pathogenic organisms, such as bacteria that cause
diarrhea, or the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans (the yeast that causes human
yeast infections) cannot take hold. Research has shown that S. boulardii can
inhibit the growth of pathogenic organisms such as Candida albicans, E. coli,
Shigella spp., Salmonella, Pseudomonas, and Staphylococcus. In addition to
helping prevent infection by these organisms, S. boulardii has been proven to
prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea in several clinical trials, and is
effective in preventing 2/3 of cases of traveler's diarrhea when taken at least
5 consecutive days prior to exposure.
Probiotic Safe Enough for AIDS Patients
Generally, probiotic use in AIDS patients can be risky because their severe
immunodeficiency prevents them from being able to limit the growth of even the
good microbes in their bodies, but this yeast has even been used in AIDS
patients to treat infectious diarrhea, without any negative side effects or over
S. boulardii and C. difficile
Clostridium difficile (C. difficile, or C. diff) is an extremely antibiotic
resistant organism that tends to cultivate in hospital and clinical environments
and infect people undergoing antibiotic treatments or who have compromised
immune systems. One of the most exciting pieces of information to come out of
current research on S. boulardii is its ability to protect against C. difficile
in a number of different ways. It can reduce the symptoms of a current C.
difficile infection by protecting the host against several toxins produced by
this pathogenic bacteria. Also, co-supplementation of S. boulardii with
antibiotics targeted against C. difficile significantly reduced relapse of
infection after treatment is completed. There is even preliminary evidence that
S. boulardii may be able to directly treat C. difficile infection, without the
use of antibiotics in over 70% of those infected. In fact, the WHO (World Health
Organization) has stated that it considers S. boulardii to be a possible
treatment for recurrent C. difficile colitis.
S. boulardii and IBD (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis)
Interestingly, current research is beginning to examine the role of S. boulardii
in protecting against gut inflammation. It has been found to decrease the amount
of a proinflammatory cytokine called Interleukin 8 (IL-8), which could allow it
to have protective effect in inflammatory bowel disease. More research is
required in this area before we can be sure of this protective effect.
How can I take S. boulardii?
Currently there are several preparations of S. boulardii available in viable
freeze-dried formulations. S. boulardii is often marketed as a probiotic in a
lyophilized form and in these cases is therefore referred to as Saccharomyces
boulardii lyo (one well-known brand is Florastor). The recommended dosage is
750-1000mg of freeze-dried yeast per day in divided doses. Generally speaking,
it is better to take probiotics with food to help protect them against your
stomach acid so they can cultivate your intestines. Current doses are
sufficiently high that capsules can be taken away from food if required. For
protection against infection by pathogenic organisms, supplementation should
begin at least 5 days prior to exposure.
Although extremely rare, a few cases with Saccharomyces boulardii fungemia have
been reported in patients with central intravenous lines. Careful use of
Saccharomyces boulardii in patients with central lines is recommended.