FAQ: Smidge Yeastbiotic

Why take Smidge® Yeastbiotic?

There are many reasons. Here are just a few to run by a certified healthcare practitioner:

  • You may be taking antibiotics and want to avoid any bothersome side effects like diarrhea, yeast issues, fatigue and brain fog.

  • You may be searching for a solution to mild, periodic IBS and other inflammatory bowel conditions
  • You received a recommendation from a trusted health care provider for issues like candida or C. diff.

  • You want to support your digestive health.

Is Yeastbiotic free of all common allergens?

Yes! It's free of the following common allergens. It does not include milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, corn, peanuts, wheat/gluten or soybeans.

Is Yeastbiotic SCD compliant?

Yep. Yeastbiotic is SCD compliant and can be used to treat diarrhea or other antibiotic-related problems stemming from systemic yeast overgrowth, under the guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

Why are there flecks of brown in my yeast probiotic capsule?

You will see that your Yeastbiotic capsules have small flecks of brown in them. The friendly yeast strain is the brown color, while the cellulose (the benign filler necessary for encapsulation) is white. Please know the color variation is entirely normal and a characteristic of the formula.

Can I take Yeastbiotic along with other Smidge® probiotics?

Sure thing. Yeastbiotic works great with our probiotics. Together they can help balance the bacteria in your digestive system that's been affected by antibiotics. At the same time, therapeutic probiotics like our Sensitive Probiotic may intensify Yeastbiotic's effectiveness. So if you're experiencing discomfort as a result of excessive yeast die-off, lower your probiotic dose. You can drop it even more by pulling apart the capsule and taking a portion of the powder (the powder will appear white with brown specs).

Can I take Smidge® Yeastbiotic as my everyday probiotic?

We recommend our customers take this one in two-to three-week increments, as it works better in bursts rather than long-term. This is because pathogenic yeast is very resilient and can become resistant to particular strains or even antifungal treatments.*

Equally as important, this supplement is most effective when taken while abstaining from sugary foods that feed pathogenic yeast (i.e. cookies + yeast = no bueno). Many of our customers consume ancestral diets (such as SCD or paleo) that include essential fatty acids, and take a quality digestive enzyme.

Where are the ingredients in Smidge® Yeastbiotic sourced and where is the supplement made?

The strains in our Yeastbiotic capsules are sourced U.S., as is the production of the final product :)

Will Yeastbiotic affect the potency of my antibiotics?

Yeastbiotic lets your antibiotics do their thing. You can take it while you're taking antibiotics (under the advice of your doctor), because antibiotics should not interfere with S. boulardii's potency or effectiveness and vice versa.

Won't my probiotics be enough to keep the good bacteria in my intestines going while on antibiotics?

Probiotics have become the go-to ally for getting your digestive system back on track and maintaining good health. But when you're taking antibiotics, these helpful bacteria can be helpless. Antibiotics wipe out the good and bad bacteria indiscriminately. Yet antibiotics will only attack bacteria, not yeast. So you can take Smidge® Yeastbiotic while you're taking antibiotics (under the advice of your doctor), because antibiotics don't interfere with S. boulardii's potency or effectiveness and vice versa.

Is this a probiotic or yeast?

Great question! Smidge® Yeastbiotic is a yeast that happens to function like a probiotic in the body (so it's both!).

How was S. boulardii discovered?

History lesson! The French scientist Henry Boulard first discovered S. boulardii in 1920 after observing that certain locals in Indonesia were not succumbing to an outbreak of cholera. The healthier locals drank tea made from the skins of lychee and mangosteen, from which Boulard was able to isolate S. boulardii as the protective yeast. The strain has been named after him ever since its discovery.

What kind of diet works best on Smidge® Yeastbiotic?

It is always best to work with your diet and abstain from sugar or other processed foods that feed yeast and other pathogens. Customers often consume ancestral diets (such as SCD or paleo) that include essential fatty acids.

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