FloraMyces™ is a special freeze-dried strain of non-GMO Saccharomyces boulardii isolated from Litchi fruits. Unlike other products containing this organism, FloraMyces™ is dairy and lactose free and does not require refrigeration. Benefits of this source may include broader bioactivity and increased protection of the digestive mucosa. Also, this strain has been most studied for its efficiency in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrheas, and as a general supplement for optimum gastrointestinal health.
UNIQUE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
The S. boulardii contained in FloraMycesTM is obtained through a proprietary patented drying process. Unlike this unique process, S. boulardii supplements are typically produced via freeze-drying, which causes a shock to yeast cells and alters their integrity. The very low temperature (freezing) and high vacuum applied:
• Damages the cell walls and consequently the integrity of the cells
• Damages proteins and cell enzymes, leading to cell damage and high cell mortality
Moreover, rehydration of the lyophilisate increases cell mortality depending on the temperature and liquid medium used, causing further damage to and weakening of the cells, with an increase in cell mortality and low viability in gastrointestinal transit.
The patented process used to produce this product’s S. boulardii is based on less aggressive drying at controlled temperature and lower vacuum, which offers the following benefits:
- Eliminates the drawbacks normally associated with freeze-drying
- Preserves whole yeast cells
- Maintains the water content unchanged over time
- Delays consequential aging processes, cell deterioration and contamination of the product to provide greaterstability over timeGut ecology is a complex system based on the equilibrium of different bacterial species. Disturbance of this equilibrium (dysbiosis) by infectious diseases and very often by antibiotic treatments can lead to clinical symptoms of diarrhea. Severe antibiotic associated diarrhea can give rise to Clostridium difficile diarrhea, a severe disorder which has a high rate of relapse and is difficult to cure with conventional treatments. The use of probiotics, particularly Saccharomyces boulardii, as alternatives to antibiotics, is therefore becoming more attractive.