Saccharomyces boulardii Suggestions

All of the information about the benefits of Saccharomyces boulardii seem to make it be a win-win probiotic in non-immune system compromised people. However, since it does not colonize the intestinal tract, it has to be taken on a continuous basis.

You read about several sources of S. boulardii here.

If you want to start using it very slowly, my suggestion is to buy a kombucha drink that has S. boulardii (but not lots of other probiotics or yeasts) in it. Drink 1/2 cup the first day. Then increase little by little until you can drink the entire bottle without consequences. If you get loose stools or GI discomfort, back down on the amount you drink each day until you are stabilized, Then you can try increasing the amount, ultimately graduating to a supplement.

If you just want to dive in to taking a S. boulardii supplement, my suggestion is to start with the lyophilized form, either from Florastor or from one of the professional-line supplements you may be able to obtain from a holistic health-care provider. They may be more expensive than the heat-dried forms, but their quality is assured and they are the form with the documented health benefits listed above.

Take note of any changes that happen in your body. If you are going to see beneficial results, you should see them when taking the gold-standard lyophilized form. Then, if you must reduce your expenses, you can try the other forms of S. boulardii on the market and see if you obtain the same results. The last thing you want to do is to spend money taking a cheaper form of a supplement, not knowing if it works for you or not. You could be wasting your money and your time that way.

Also, there are several combination probiotic supplements on the market that contain S. boulardii with somewhat controversial microbes. I don’t recommend taking a product labeled as a “probiotic”, unless you are aware of the benefits and risks. If you are comfortable with the ingredients in the combination products that contain Saccharomyces boulardii, then you can try them after you’ve tried the lyophilized form and see if the benefits continue. If not, then the lyophilized form is the form you must use to see benefits.

Remember though, that not everyone reacts the same to probiotics (as the research on IBD showed) since each of us has unique floras, so just because your friend couldn't benefit from Saccharomyces boulardii , doesn't mean you can't, and vice versa.

One last note...

This is my opinion: Professional-grade supplements are supposed to be sold by healthcare professionals for a reason. They typically are higher-strength and higher quality than you can find in a retail store.

Many of the supplements are made in facilities that are pharmaceutical-grade and/or that exceed good manufacturing practices (GMP) to guarantee that nothing other than what is stated on the label is in the product. When you buy a professional-grade supplement from someone other than a healthcare professional, you have no guarantee that the product was stored and handled as it should be.

Go back to the page about where to find this yeast.

Go back to the page with details about the benefits of this yeast.

Switch to the page about Saccharomyces here.


Return to Homepage.

I research studies and share my clinical experience to write this free site to help you find solutions to your problems. As part of that, I recommend products and services that I genuinely believe will be of help to you. If you click on a link to a product/service, I may receive a small commission if you buy something. The item does not cost you more.

Thanks for visiting this site! If you've enjoyed reading this page or have found the information to be useful to you, please "like", tweet about it, or share it so others can benefit, too. You can leave comments below via Facebook or Disqus.

Comment with Facebook!

I'd love to hear your opinion about what you just read. Leave me a comment in the box below! Other commenting options follow the Facebook comments.

Comment with Disqus (including as a guest), Twitter or Google accounts:

If you are one of my many readers without a Facebook account, you can still comment.


Disclaimer: Please note: By law, I cannot provide any personalized recommendations for your specific health concern on this site. The information contained in this site is educational in nature and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure for any physical or mental disease, nor is it intended as a substitute for regular medical care. Consult with your doctor regarding any health or medical concerns you may have.

Subscribe to my monthly newsletter and receive a free copy of "The Quickstart Guide to Probiotics."

To comply with the EU's GDPR data privacy regulation, please subscribe here:


Looking for some quality professional supplements, including probiotics? Check out my online dispensary, as I will be doing reviews of some of these products in the future. Click on the Fullscript picture. (Note: If you were a former Wellevate customer, please switch to Fullscript for a better customer experience. Thanks!)


SiteSell Hosting

Some competitors of SBI (Site Build It) are posting fake negative reviews of SBI. If you are considering creating your own website business, or if you have a brick-and-mortar business but want an online presence, I highly recommend SBI!