Thanks for checking out my video. Is saccharomyces boulardii beneficial for Candida? Will it help me with my yeast infection?
Saccharomyces boulardii is actually beneficial yeast. It’s a variant from another kind of beneficial yeast called saccharomyces cerevisiae. It was discovered in 1920 by a French microbiologist in Indochina. What he noticed is he noticed that the people living in this country who were drinking a kind of tea weren’t getting sick from cholera, where other people who weren’t drinking the tea were.
This particular tea contained mangosteen and the skins from lychees and different fruits. It was like a cultured tea. And when he analyzed the tea, he found it had a very unusual kind of yeast in it called saccharomyces and he put that down to the fact these people didn’t get sick because of this tea. And he said the yeast had some beneficial effect on them.
Why is saccharomyces so good? Saccharomyces is a particular kind of a bug that likes our body temperature, 98.6 F or 37.4 C. It thrives in that temperature. It grows quite rapidly. Unlike other kinds of yeast, it doesn’t penetrate cell walls and become a systemic problem like Candida Albicans. It’s a beneficial yeast. People seem to think because it’s a yeast, it’s bad, but it’s not. It’s actually quite beneficial.
It is proven in in vitro and in vivo studies that it’s very beneficial against a wide range of pathogens, including Candida Albicans, Staphylococcus aureus, Entamoeba histolytica, the list goes on and on and on. It’s proven to have very powerful beneficial effects. And because it’s a yeast, it can’t be killed by antibiotics. It’s particularly good for traveler’s diarrhea and has many different effects on both aspects of our immunity, on the cell mediated response or first line defense or the humoral response, the secondary defense which produces antibodies. It’s a very, very, very good yeast to have when you’ve got a Candida yeast infection.
Go slow to start with and I think you’ll find it to be an excellent adjunct to your diet. I hope that answers your question. Thanks for tuning in.