30 vege capsules:
A high-strength Saccharomyces boulardii yeast probiotic (with 5 billion organisms per capsule), blended with 3 active herbals for additional digestive and colon health support - clove bud powder, aged garlic extract and olive leaf extract.
More about Saccharomyces boulardii yeast...
Saccharomyces boulardii is a unique, non-pathogenic and tropical yeast (fungus), which can support health in a number of ways. Most notably, it supports gastrointestinal tract function, whether used alone or in combination with other probiotics, by helping to increase intestinal populations of good bacteria and decreasing numbers of disease-causing organisms by competing for space and food.
Unlike most other probiotics which are bacteria based, Saccharomyces boulardii is a yeast, yet it is still classified as a probiotic supplement because its beneficial organisms are able to survive stomach acid and colonise the intestinal tract. There, they support the growth of friendly bacteria and a healthy balance of gut microflora, digestive healthand a strong immune system. Ideal for travel!
Although it is in the same genus as Saccharomyces cerevisiae (baker’s, brewer’s or dietary yeast), Saccharomyces boulardii is not linked to the Candida species (Candida albicans, tropicalas, etc.), Crohn’s disease or any other disease.
How was Saccharomyces boulardii yeast discovered?
Saccharomyces boulardii yeast was first isolated from lychee and mangosteen fruit in the 1920s by a French scientist called Henri Boulard. He had observed natives of Southeast Asia chewing the skin of these fruits to help control cholera.
How is Saccharomyces boulardii yeast thought to work?
Saccharomyces boulardii is thought to act in 3 key ways:
- by inhibiting certain bacterial toxins and their effects
- by supporting the body's immune response, thus helping to improve the resistance to enteropathogenic bacteria
- by supporting the health and integrity of intestinal mucosa.
It is a hardy, acid-resistant, temperature-tolerant micro-organism.
More about the active herbals in InternaCALM...
Clove bud powder: Cloves are the dried flower bud of the evergreen tree, Eugenia aromatica. The tree is indigenous to the Maluka Islands of Indonesia, but cloves actually also grow naturally in India, the West Indies, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Madagascar. Both Indian and Chinese traditional medicine have made extensive use of cloves and clove oil for thousands of years. For example, to support everything from healthy digestion (including gastrointestinal enzyme secretions) to oral health. The sweet aroma of cloves is due to eugenol, an essential oil found in them. Cloves also contain good levels of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, such as potassium, manganese, iron, selenium, magnesium, vitamin A, beta-carotene. vitamin K, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), vitamin C and riboflavin.
Aged garlic extract: Used for more than 4,000 years as a natural herbal remedy, garlic is a broad-spectrum herb that offers a wide range of potential health benefits, largely due to its antioxidant sulphur compounds. Aged garlic, in particular, contains beneficial, water-soluble sulphur compounds called S-allyl mercaptocysteine (SAMC) and S-allyl cysteine (SAC) - powerful antioxidants not present in fresh garlic, which have high bioavailability with 98% absorption into the blood. The extract is used to support gastointestinal cleansing and function, as well as to support yeast balance in the body. It is produced by extracting and ageing fresh garlic at room temperature for 20 months, which results in antioxidant levels that are higher than those in fresh garlic. The process also converts garlic's more unstable substances, which are generally not available to the body (such as its odour-generating compound oxidant allicin), to more stable, bioavailable and health-promoting substances. Also present are some oil-soluble sulphur compounds, flavonoids, a phenol allixin and other nutrients (including selenium).
Olive leaf extract: There is nothing new about olives or olive oil - both have been used for thousands of years for culinary purposes. What is newsworthy, however, is olive leaf extract. This ancient remedy has recently been re-discovered by natural health practitioners, particularly in terms of offering possible support for gastrointestinal health and yeast balance in the body. While research continues to be undertaken in Europe and the USA on the specific health benefits of this extract, many of its actions are attributed to the presence of a biologically active compound called elenolic acid. This antioxidant supports a healthy balance of gut flora and the immune system.