Psoriatics: Saccharomyces Boulardii Is Dangerous!
Even though Saccharomyces boulardii is one of the most popular digestive and SIBO supplements it is nowhere near as safe and perhaps also effective as you might think.
Yes, I know there is another article on this blog – “Probiotics are Useless, Saccharomyces Boulardii as SIBO Cure”.
I would not oppose the information stated in that blog post which was written in order to explain why bacterial probiotics may not be the best way how to cope with digestive or other chronic inflammatory health problems.
I am still sure that taking bacterial probiotics won’t cure SIBO (at least in most people) because small intestine is not designed and intended to host the billions and billions of bacteria. Not even the Lactobacillus species, because lactic acid produced by those bacterial strains damages the lining of the small intestine which may lead to villous atrophy (worsening of the nutrient assimilation) and increased intestinal permeability.
So, if you wanted to suppress the growth of bacteria in the small intestine I would say that probiotic yeast makes a lot more sense than probiotic bacteria – mostly if bacteria itself are bad if overgrow in the small intestine.
But, who said that Saccharomyces boulardii may not or won’t overgrow in the small intestine?
And here is the thing about Saccharomyces boulardii you probably don’t know and most people never heard of…
Well, never heard of… most people think that it is completely the opposite what I am going to tell you in the next lines.