Bioven Ingredients Saccharomyces boulardii is a yeast probiotics. It was previously identified as a unique species of yeast. Now it is believed to be a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. But Saccharomyces boulardii is different from other strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae commonly known as brewer’s yeast and baker’s yeast. Saccharomyces boulardii is used as neutraceutical supplement and probiotics.
Saccharomyces boulardii is most commonly used for treating and preventing diarrhea, including infectious types such as rota-viral diarrhea in children, diarrhea caused by gastrointestinal (GI) take-over (overgrowth) by "bad" bacteria in adults, traveler's diarrhea, and diarrhea associated with tube feedings. It is also used to prevent and treat diarrhea caused by the use of antibiotics.