Nutricology Saccharomyces Boulardii 50 Capsules
Nutricology Saccharomyces Boulardii is a probiotic, non-colonizing yeast species closely related to Brewer's yeast and not related to the yeast group to which Candida belongs. Saccharomyces boulardii taken orally produces lactic acid and some B vitamins as it becomes established. During use, friendly probiotic bacteria are allowed to colonize in the GI tract making Saccharomyces boulardii particularly beneficial in balancing intestinal microbiology. It is then eliminated after supplementation is stopped. It also has been shown to support production of secretory IgA.
The gastrointestinal tract is not just an inert tube, but a complex micro–ecosystem in which the mucosal lining of the host coexists with billions of microorganisms that live on or attached to the lining. These probiotic (life-enhancing) bacteria are provided with shelter and support, and copious amounts of food substrates. The body benefits from the vitamins and other useful metabolic products these bacteria produce. Other, less beneficial micro-organisms are also present and compete with the probiotics. Dietary supplementation with potent probiotic cultures assists the host in maintaining a healthy probiotic balance.
Saccharomyces boulardii contains Saccharomyces boulardii, a probiotic, non-colonizing yeast species closely related to Brewer’s yeast and not related to the yeast group to which Candida belongs. Soon after supplementation begins, S. boulardii “blooms” and quickly becomes established in the gut, where it can produce lactic acid and some B vitamins. Both extensive studies and clinical use suggest it can help displace unfriendly yeast species in the GI tract. It has also been shown to increase levels of secretory IgA. During its use, friendly probiotic bacteria are able to colonize in the GI tract, supporting a healthy micro-ecology.* When Saccharomyces boulardii supple-mentation is stopped, it is then eliminated from the gut. S. boulardii has been used in Europe after antibiotic use to support normal gastrointestinal tract function.
S. boulardii is a variant of S. cerevisiae. A recent study published in Systemic and Applied Microbiology confirmed the existing taxonomic position of S. boulardii within S. cerevisiae. Morphological and physiological characteristics of S. boulardii were consistent with those of S. cerevisiae. Sequence analysis of S. boulardii revealed a very close resemblance with the sequences published for S. cerevisiae strains. The results of that study strongly indicate a close relatedness of S. boulardii to S. cerevisiae and thereby support the recognition of S. boulardii as a member of S. cerevisiae. The name boulardii is not a recognized taxonomic name, but it is commonly used because it allows the strain-specific differentiation from S. cerevisiae. Probably the most correct designation for boulardii would be S. cerevisiae var. boulardii. Every lot of S. boulardii we sell is verified by its genetic (DNA) fingerprint.
Saccharomyces boulardii is somewhat heat sensitive. However, it is a probiotic, non-colonizing yeast species, not a probiotic, colonizing bacteria like L. acidophilus. It is not as sensitive to heat and can readily survive short-term exposure to higher heat, or extended periods of normal room temperature. However, whenever possible, store refrigerated and tightly sealed to insure product viability. The product can appear speckled due to the fact that it is a mixture of S. boulardii, which is brown, and cellulose, which is lighter in color.
These nutrients are of the highest quality and purity obtainable, free of all common allergens (antigens), and do not contain preservatives, diluents, or artificial additives.
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For more than thirty years, NutriCology has been known for the highest quality, most hypoallergenic, and most cutting-edge nutritional supplements available. Physicians and healthcare practitioners around the world depend on NutriCology for their patients’ nutritional support. Originating with the ground-breaking oxidant/antioxidant work of Stephen Levine, Ph.D., NutriCology was one of the first to introduce truly hypoallergenic products to the market.
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Since 1979, NutriCology has used only the purest raw materials available, and has implemented strict quality control procedures in every stage of production, including inspection of raw materials, manufacturing, packaging, and storing. NutriCology is licensed by the California Department of Health Services, Food and Drug Branch, registration number 0021150.
Nutricology products are manufactured under the recognized principles of current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP), brought into final form by the FDA in June 2007. The GMP standards are applied to a wide variety of procedures associated with the manufacturing of dietary supplements, including receiving, testing, and approval of raw materials, production, and process controls, laboratory testing of labeled and packaged finished product, distribution control and accountability, and shelf life expiration testing to ensure freshness and potency.
For many years they have used the same manufacturers to produce their powder formulas, capsules, tablets, softgels, gels, and liquid products to ensure consistency. All of Nutricology's certified manufacturers meet or exceed cGMP requirements established by the FDA, as well as state and local regulations. In their facility in Alameda, California, highly trained staff bottle, label, and ship finished products. Their newly installed automatic bottling line has multiple built-in quality checks, such as weight verification and metal detection, to ensure all finished packaged products have the pre-determined physical count and are contaminant-free.
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NutriCology uses only the purest and highest quality raw materials available. For example, they use only Nattokinase NSK-SD, the first nattokinase introduced into the US market, which has established standardization and quality levels for all other nattokinase. Their MicroChitosan contains small-size chitosan oligosaccharide, and Prima Uña de Gato contains TOA-free Cat’s Claw.
Taber’s Medical Dictionary defines “hypoallergenic” as: “Diminished potential for causing an allergic reaction”. Nutricology defines hypoallergenic as “free of all common allergens”, specifically, wheat, corn, soy, gluten, yeast, dairy, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, and peanuts. Many very sensitive individuals who react to supplements in general are able to tolerate NutriCology products.
Since their inception in 1979, Nutricology has used only the purest, and whenever possible, the lowest allergy potential natural ingredients. And while many of the nutrients in their formulas are synthesized from natural plant substances, which as a whole may contain antigens, the synthesizing process removes the molecules of the desired nutrient from the original substance, and in the processing, a great percentage of the antigens and allergens are left behind. The final material then has extremely low allergy potential. This is not to say that no one will react to any of these hypoallergenic formulas, as some extremely sensitive people may. However, the potential for an allergic reaction is low, and the feedback from many extremely allergic and sensitive customers is that NutriCology supplements are often the only products they are able to tolerate.
The FDA requires manufacturers to identify the presence of eight major food allergens on all product labels: milk, egg, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans, as well as any ingredient derived from those foods. When an ingredient may have been derived from a common allergen, we are required by law to list that allergen on the label as a source of the ingredient, even if it does not contain any of the actual substance. For example, 100%-pure glucosamine sulfate does not contain any actual shellfish, but we are required to indicate the source material (shrimp, crab, lobster) on the label. NutriCology fully discloses all ingredients, both active and inactive on every product label, so doctors can make fully informed choices for their patients’ nutritional support.