VSL#3®, the world’s leader in probiotic meal food is now completely dairy and lactose-free.
What is VSL#3?
VSL#3 is a high-potency probiotic medical food is designated for the dietary management of ulcerative colitis, an ileal pouch, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
What makes VSL#3 unique?
“VSL#3 is different from other probiotic products because it has the highest available concentration of beneficial bacteria (450 billion per sachet). Most commonly used probiotic preparations only have one to ten billion bacteria. VSL#3 is a blend of eight different bacteria, whereas many other probiotics use a single strain of bacteria.”
- VSL#3 is 10 times more potent than the average probiotic medical food.
- VSL#3’s unique synergistic composition, with 8 diverse strains of bacteria, has significant advantages in terms of metabolic and functional activities.
- VSL#3 “friendly bacteria” to maintain a healthy digestive tract (stomach and intestines). It may also help maintain healthy bacteria in the vagina.
- VSL#3 used in people with irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, or an ileal pouch.
- VSL#3 is also used in women to support vaginal health.
VSL#3 is :
- Dairy Free
- Lactose Free
- Gluten Free (according to EU allergen labelling regulations)
VSL#3 also does not contain the following:
- Crustacean shellfish
- Tree nuts
- Sulphur dioxide at levels above 10mg/kg, or 10 mg/litre, expressed as SO2
How does VSL#3® help people that suffer from ulcerative colitis, ileal pouch and IBS?
I personally am lactose intolerant and suffer from IBS. If you have IBS, you might be familiar with the abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, wind, lack of productivity and fatigue. VSL#3 alleviates these symptoms over a period of time, I saw a difference within a week. If has been three weeks since using this VSL#3 and I have experienced less abdominal pain, less bloating and constipation, and I have become more productive and energised at work.
How does VSL#3 work?
The unique blend of beneficial bacteria in VSL#3 works by colonising the gastrointestinal tract with ‘good’ bacteria. This helps maintain a favourable balance of bacteria in the gut, and keep ‘bad’ bacteria at bay.
How long does VSL#3 take to become established in the gut?
It is recommended to take VSL#3 for at least one month to see the best benefit. In general, it takes up to seven days of taking VSL#3 for the bacteria colonies to become established in the gut. By day 20 the maximum concentration of bacteria will have colonised the gut, this level remains stable while you continue to use VSL# and up to three weeks after discontinuing it.
Cost, Products and Availability
COST: $61.66 (60 Caps) @ Amazon.com
COST: $95.64 (30 PACKETS) @ Amazon.com
If you are lactose intolerant and suffer from either ileal pouch, IBS or ulcerative colitis, and looking to alleviate the symptoms associated with these bowel syndromes and diseases, VSL#3 is exactly what you need. Personally, this product has alleviated my abdominal pain, removed the bloating and constipation. I am more productive at work, I have more energy and enjoying life to the fullest.
Suffer from IBS, ulcerative colitis or ileal pouch and lactose intolerant, let me know how do you go about alleviating those symptoms that hinder your day to day activities in the comment section below.