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.
Saccharomyces boulardii (equivalent to 5 billion cfu, UK count) - 250mg
Clove bud powder - 50mg
Aged garlic extract (100:1, equivalent to 500mg aged garlic powder) - 5mg
Olive leaf extract (15:1, equivalent to 75mg olive leaf powder) - 5mg
About Saccharomyces boulardii yeast
Saccharomyces boulardii is a unique, non-pathogenic and tropical yeast (fungus).
Unlike most probiotics which are bacteria based, Saccharomyces boulardii is a yeast based probiotic - a hardy, acid-resistant, temperature-tolerant micro-organism. It differs greatly from other better-known species, such as acidophilus and bifidobacterium strains for example.
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.).
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. The sweet aroma of cloves is due to eugenol, an essential oil found in them. Cloves also contain 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: Garlic contains sulphur compounds. Aged garlic, in particular, contains water-soluble sulphur compounds called S-allyl mercaptocysteine (SAMC) and S-allyl cysteine (SAC), which are not present in fresh garlic. The extract is produced by extracting and ageing fresh garlic at room temperature for 20 months. Also present are some oil-soluble sulphur compounds, flavonoids, a phenol allixin and other nutrients (including selenium).
Olive leaf extract: The olive tree has long been held in great esteem, not least for producing both the fruit and the oil. In fact, it is one of the oldest cultivated trees. But the leaf is also noteworthy, because it contains vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients (including polyphenols, flavonoids, flavonols, flavonones, proanthocynadins, catechins, isoflavones, glucosinlates, indoles, isoprenoids and tocotrienols). In particular, it contains oleuropein (a type of phenolic compound) and elenolic acid.
Ingredients: Saccharomyces Boulardii Powder, Capsule Shell: Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC) (Vegetarian), Clove Bud Powder, Garlic Extract, Olive Leaf Extract, Anti-Caking Agent: Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source).
Source of Saccharomyces boulardii: Lychee or mangosteen.
Contains no added: artificial colours, flavourings, preservatives, dairy products, gluten, lactose, soya, sugar, wheat or yeast.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
1 capsule to be taken 1 to 3 times per day, before meals or as advised. Up to 6 capsules can be taken per day.