by Lauren Davies October 11, 2020 1 min read

Just like adults, sometimes children can also need a little extra intestinal support, specifically when occasional diarrhea is present. That's when saccharomyces boulardii can help.

Saccharomyces boulardii is a specific strain of probiotic that comes from yeast. However, it's important to note that it is very different from the pathogenic yeast Candida. In fact, saccharomyces boulardii has been shown to reduce the potential growth of Candida yeasts in the gastrointestinal tract.

This potent probiotic offers a broad range of beneficial effects on a child's intestinal system. According to a 2019 review of 10 different randomized controlled trials involving children 16 years old or younger with occasional diarrhea, saccharomyces boulardii had significant beneficial effects. The researchers also concluded that saccharomyces boulardii is safe for children to use to support intestinal health.

Further research shows that saccharomyces boulardii supports healthy intestinal function by facilitating a healthy bowel transit time. Saccharomyces boulardii targets and nourishes intestinal mucosa primarily in the colon. It also helps regulate healthy levels of inflammation and a strong immune system.