... This is very unprofessional for such a site
Florastor - Since when has yeast been classified as bacteria? Yeast is part of the fungi kindom.?
- 29 Nov 2012 by Lelenija
- 30 November 2012
What is your problem? Very few of us here are healthcare professionals. Florastor is classified as a probiotic. Here is what the FDA says about it Saccharomyces boulardii lyo has been used as a probiotic, or "friendly bacteria," to maintain normal bowel function and promote intestinal health. Saccharomyces boulardii lyo may work by helping the body maintain normal consistency of bacteria in the intestines.
Read more at https://www.drugs.com/mtm/florastor.html#8YOTctOgkmkdqs1d.99
see, it says its classified as a friendly bacteria. The next time you want to berate the average joe for being unprofessional be sure who you are talking to and of your facts about the drug.
Saccharomyces boulardii is a tropical strain of yeast first isolated from lychee and mangosteen fruit in 1923 by French scientist Henri Boulard. It is related to, but distinct from, Saccharomyces cerevisiae in several taxonomic, metabolic, and genetic properties. S. boulardii has been shown to maintain and restore the natural flora in the large and small intestine; it is classified as a probiotic.
In reading the description for Florastor, it doesnt read to me like they are describing Florastor as bacteria, they make it quite clear it is a yeast. They do say that Florastor is a probiotic and they use "friendly bacteria" to describe what a probiotic is. This site is mainly for laymen who come here for information on medications therefore much of the description is in laymen terms, not scientific ones. If you want more scientific terms, stick to sites that are designed to be utilized by scientist or professionals. This site is utilized more by laymen unprofessionals than scientific types. Some descriptions on here are for professionals and straight out of PDR or from the FDA and others are geared toward laymen understanding. Since florastor is a supplement, it may not have a description from PDR. Remember too, that most laymen dont understand the difference between bacteria, viruses or fungi or protozoans. If you dont like the site, there are many others to choose from!
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