Probiotics have been used to treat a variety of diseases for decades. Probiotics are microorganisms that confer health benefits to hosts when administered in adequate amounts. In the last decade probiotics have drawn the attention of clinicians for their use in the prevention and treatment of multiple diseases. The importance of the normal human intestinal microbiota is recognised in the preservation of health.

The CNCM I-745 strain of S. boulardii has been used as a probiotic for 50 years. During this time, it has proven its effectiveness in many types of infectious diarrhoea [Image: Shutterstock].

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