Well, remi, if it works for you, who could argue with that; but I am not you, and as it's been repeated many times on this forum, what's best for you might not be best for everyone.
Like other people on the Candida Forum , I have severe leaky gut/allergies, and as such, have to be specially attentive to additives in food and sups, since one wrong inGredient could make me very sick or land me in the hospital;
So I am not going to apologize :-D about being finicky about the ingredients in Florastor, it's not only to protect my own health, it's also to inform correctly those here who also have nasty leaky gut problems.
As for the composition of Florastor, sorry, but I have to stand my ground.
I have been searching different sites on the net giving Florastor's formula, and below are a few sample of what I came up with;
So as you can see
- there are different Florastor formulas with different ingredients available in the US,
- and some of them have indeed fructose in them, and even artificial flavoring.
And in order to check and be sure, I just bought the equivalent of Florastor available here--it's called ultra levure--despite the fact I want to try it only in a few weeks to give my gut a rest.
looking at the box, the formula of ultra levure is again different from the one you gave, and from the ones I give below--there is only Boulardii and lactose in it, that's all.
So although Boulardii is the key ingredient of Florastor and ultralevure,and both are made by Biocodex labs, this lab sells at least 3 different formulas (with different ingredients)of the same product, and possibly more.
As a confirmation, in an article on the topic of using probiotics against diarrhea, the authors mentioned that, while the brandname remained the same, the makers changed the formulas slightly overtime--for instance, the number of units of active probiotics per gram, or the added ingredients might be slightly modified.
No offense, but you might be aware that a number of food/drug additives approved by the FDA are not allowed in Europe; this might??? be one explanation for some of these differences, I would have to check.
As a rule of thumb, as an allergic person and for general safety purposes, I have strong objections to additives in foods, sups, beauty products, etc.--
When I buy food or sups, I just want what I paid for--real food, the real stuff--, and not a bunch of cheap additives, colorants, preservatives and other weird ingredients;
so, when I have the choice, I systematically go for the product that has none, or the least amount, of that junk, even if that means a shorter shelf life, or a slightly higher price.
More and more people in the US and elsewhere are wising up to consuming as little processed foods/additives as possible. But of course, if you want to convince me that they are all wrong and the more additives the better, go ahead, I am all ears :-D.
Florastor Kids Powder by Biocodex - 10 Packets
Your Price: $19.00
Great tasting new formulation, designed for children
Clinically shown in over 50 years of extensive international use to be safe and effective
In every child there are billions of microorganisms that keep your gut (intestines) working properly. Some medicines, certain diseases, travel and stress can cause an upset in the balance of microorganisms in your body. Florastor™ promotes and maintains intestinal health and is safe to take with other medicines.
Ingredients and Suggested Use
Ingredients per sachet:
Lyophilized Saccharomyces boulardii from Biocodex.......250 mg
Other Ingredients: Tutti-Fruti flavor colloidal anhydrous silica
And this other site
Florastor® has been shown in over 50 years of extensive international use to be safe and effective, and is suitable for all ages (infants 2 months of age and up).
Serving Size 1 capsule
Servings Per Container 50
Amount Per Serving
Lyophilized Saccharomyces boulardii
Other ingredients: lactose, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, titanium dioxide.
Over 5 billion live freeze dried cells per capsule.
Dosage and Use
Take one capsule in the morning and one capsule in the evening.