Alina-Georgiana Profir, Cristian-Teodor Buruiana, Camelia Vizireanu
Volume 21, Issue 2;
Pages: 148-155; 2015
ISSN: 2069-0053 (print) (former ISSN: 1453-1399), Agroprint;
ISSN (online): 2068-9551
The increasing interest in the consumption of products containing probiotics is the result of numerous researches on their beneficial influence on human health. The promising one includes the improvement of prevention of various gastrointestinal disorders, the enhancement of immune function and the prevention of recurrent respiratory infections. Probiotics are available in a wide range of products with different benefits. Understanding their functional properties is an important aspect of health and well-being claims. Future studies are necessary to demonstrate the safe character of probiotics. This paper reviews the main effects of probiotic strain S. cerevisiae var. boulardii on gastrointestinal disorders. It has a beneficial physiological effect by the reduction of gastro-intestinal discomfort. The administration of the yeast, alone or in combination with other treatment, shows anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulatory effects.
S. cerevisiae var. boulardii, probiotics, gastrointestinal disorders