Tuesday, December 13, 2011

VSL#3 Probiotic Review

If you (or anyone you know) suffers from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or more severe gastrointestinal issues (such as ulcerative colitis), you may have looked into probiotics as a way to bolster your intestinal health. However, not all probiotics are created equal, and we’d like to suggest one that stands apart from the other probiotics – VSL#3, which has 28 times more live bacteria than the average probiotic and is more than 100 times more potent than Align®!




VSL#3 is a high-potency, probiotic medical food intended for the dietary management of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), ileal pouch (IP), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Please note that VSL#3 is a medical food for the dietary management of IBS & Ulcerative colitis, and must be used under medical supervision. It is available without a prescription by request at your local pharmacy or online at http://www.vsl3.com.


What is VSL#3?


o VSL#3® is a “high-potency probiotic”

o The product line includes VSL#3® DS, VSL#3® OTC Packets, and VSL#3® OTC Capsules

o VSL#3® is a medical food intended for the dietary management of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), ileal pouch (IP), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

o VSL#3® is a medical food that must be used under medical supervision

o Must be stored at in a refrigerator or at 36-46°F or 2-8°C; in the case of travel, it can be kept at room temperature for up to 2 weeks without any loss of potency

o Formulated with a precise mix of 8 proprietary strains of bacteria

o Shelf life is 2 years from manufacturing date when stored properly

o Offers one of the lowest costs per CFU (colony forming unit) of bacteria amongst all probiotics



VSL#3® OTC Capsules:

The VSL#3 OTC Capsules have 112.5 live bacteria per capsule and are 28 times more potent than the average probiotic (over 100 times more potent than Align). It is recommended to take 2 capsules per day. A bottle of 60 capsules costs $52.00. Go to www.vsl3.com to find a pharmacy in your area or to order online.

Thank you to Nicole for sending me their sample package of VSL#3.If you, yourself or you know of someone with IBS or a related issue, maybe you or they should have a talk with the doctor to see if Probiotics are good for you/them.
This has been a review for VSL#3.

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