VSL#3 is a probiotic medical food for the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Ulcerative Colitis consisting of 8 strains of live freeze-dried lactic acid bacteria.
Each capsule contains 112.5 billion live probiotic bacteria and is supplied in a bottle containing 60 capsules.
VSL#3 is a potent probiotic medical food that delivers the highest available concentration of beneficial live bacteria of any probiotic in the world
VSL#3 high-potency probiotic medical food contains 8 different strains of live lactic acid bacteria that were specially selected to produce an optimal synergistic composition of bacteria. The 8 strains are: Bifidobacterium breve Bifidobacterium longum Bifidobacterium infantis Lactobacillus acidophilus Lactobacillus plantarum Lactobacillus paracasei Lactobacillus bulgaricus Streptococcus thermophilus
HOW DOES VSL#3 WORK? According to the latest definition, a probiotic has to 'confer a benefit to the host.' The following benefits are taken from studies of VSL#3. VSL#3 acts as a protective barrier in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. link VSL#3 works by colonizing the GI tract with optimal quantities and types of probiotic bacteria. These bacteria adhere to the walls of the GI tract and form a barrier that protects the inner layer of the gut from pathogens. Pathogens release toxic substances that can cause a reduction in the number and type of bacteria in the intestine, which can affect a person's intestinal health. The human GI tract has thousands of billions of resident bacteria called commensal bacteria. In order to change the composition of this gut flora in a positive way, an extremely large amount of probiotic bacteria is necessary. VSL#3 is the only probiotic preparation that delivers enough bacteria to beneficially affect the gut flora in patients with serious intestinal disorders. VSL#3 bacteria make it all the way through the GI tract.
PROMPTLY REFRIGERATE VSL#3 UPON ARRIVAL.
VSL ships worldwide on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. It will be delivered by USPS Priority Mail. We recommend purchasing expedited (UPS 2 Day Air) shipping during the summer months. Note - No UPS 2nd Day Air delivery on Saturdays..VSL#3 is always refrigerated in our location. VSL is freeze-dried and can be without refrigeration for up to 2 weeks without adversely affecting the potency of the good bacteria for up to 2 years. Shipment includes a cold pack. It is customary for it to melt by the time it is delivered.