Lesaffre probiotic yeast gets backing for IBS

11 Feb 2015

Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856, a patented probiotic yeast from Lesaffre’s collection, has received what the company believes is important backing from the scientific community with the publication of a first clinical study in the journal ‘Digestive and Liver Disease’. As reported in the article, this specific strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, selected by Lesaffre among thousands […]

Lesaffre probiotic yeast gets backing for IBS

irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-concept-highlighted-three-wooden-blocks-placed-sack-wheat-letters-i-b-s-44786964Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856, a patented probiotic yeast from Lesaffre’s collection, has received what the company believes is important backing from the scientific community with the publication of a first clinical study in the journal ‘Digestive and Liver Disease’.

As reported in the article, this specific strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, selected by Lesaffre among thousands of proprietary strains and registered with the French National Collection of Microorganism Cultures as CNCM I3856, demonstrated a significant effect in improving abdominal pain and discomfort in individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This probiotic yeast is known on the market under the commercial name of Lynside Pro GI+.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the most prevalent gastrointestinal disorders in the world affecting up to 20% of adults in certain areas, notes Lesaffre, and representing one of the leading causes of work absenteeism. With abdominal pain and/or discomfort and bloating as the two main symptoms, IBS substantially alters patients’ quality of life.

Focused on providing innovative solutions to global human health care challenges and knowing that most IBS patients are unsatisfied with their current treatment, Lesaffre says that it worked on developing an alternative solution to reduce abdominal discomfort and bloating. “After a series of promising pre-clinical testing using Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I3856, the next logical step for Lesaffre Human Care was to launch a large clinical trial to confirm the differentiating benefits of this strain,” said Amélie Cayzeele-Decherf – Lesaffre Human Care clinical studies specialist. “Lynside Pro GI+ is the first known probiotic yeast to specifically target IBS and it was essential for us to obtain unbiased scientific evidence of its efficacy.”

A randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study was therefore conducted, under the supervision of Professor Pierre Desreumaux, an international specialist in Inflammatory Bowel Disease from the University of Lille (France) to assess the effect of CNCM I3856 on digestive discomfort and abdominal pain in subjects with IBS. Two hundred volunteers were treated with either 500mg/day of Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I3856 or a placebo.

Results of the study are said to show a significant improvement in bowel pain and discomfort after four weeks of administration in 63% of subjects receiving the strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856 against 47% in the placebo group. In addition, “the consumption of this probiotic yeast was well tolerated and the analgesic effect observed was not mitigated by any adverse side effects,” said Desreumaux. “These results suggest that Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856 may be a new safe strategy to improve abdominal pain and discomfort in patient suffering from IBS symptoms. Even long term treatments could be contemplated considering the absence of side effects.”

Thousands of people are looking for a long term solution to effectively manage their IBS-related symptoms, Lesaffre says, claiming that, with Lynside Pro GI+, an all-natural treatment option is now available without the side effects or habituation that can be caused by prescription drugs often used for this condition. Additionally, this probiotic yeast is gluten-free, lactose-free and non-GMO and therefore suited to virtually any adult that experiences abdominal pain and/or discomfort.

 

 

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