VSL#3 Superior High Potency Probiotic – 450 Billion- Lemon Flavoured

US$ 93.50

VSL#3TM is a high potency probiotic blend consisting of live, freeze-dried lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria. Each sachet contains 450 billion live bacteria in defined ratios of 8 different probiotics. VSL#3 is one of the few probiotic preparations supported by Level One (double-blind, placebo-controlled) scientific data.

  • High potency blend of 8 different probiotics (beneficial live bacteria).
  • Contains the highest available concentration of probiotic bacteria (450 billion live bacteria per sachet).
  • Helps protect the gastro intestinal tract.
  • Used for the care of patients with ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and an ileal pouch.
  • Non Dairy
  • Non GMO
  • Gluten Free
  • Kosher and Halal certified
  • Requires refrigeration.

VSL#3 Flavoured 30 sachets

Please note: this product is only available for pick-up by our local clients at our facility, (we do not ship it due to it’s need to be refrigerated and to assure highest potency).

 

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Description

How are VSL #3 brands different from other probiotic products?

VSL#3 is an extensively studied, potent probiotic medical food that delivers the highest available concentration and the greatest number of strains of beneficial live bacteria. The studies specifically focused on IBS, UC and pouchitis.

Unlike other probiotics, VSL#3 contains eight different strains of live bacteria that have been carefully cultivated and mixed proportionally to optimize the probiotic content. The highest concentration of bacteria (compared to other probiotics) and the unique combination of strains confers upon VSL#3 an unusual degree of potency.

VSL#3 capsules are about 10 times* more potent than the average probiotic. [*Source: AC Nielsen, Dec. 2013].

How It Works
VSL#3® is a highly concentrated blend of 8 live probiotic strains specifically chosen to survive in gastric fluid, bile and pancreatic secretions. Studies have demonstrated that these probiotic strains arrive alive to colonize in the intestines.

This is important as studies have shown that the flora can reduce intestinal inflammation and lower colonic permeability and improve barrier junctions, which protects the intestinal tract.

Patients with IBD
It has been shown that patients with IBD have an imbalance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in their intestinal tract. By taking VSL#3®, the amount of the good bacteria is increased allowing the balance of “good” and “bad” bacteria to be normalized.

Active Ingredients
• Bifidobacterium breve
• Bifidobacterium longum
• Bifidobacterium infantis
• Lactobacillus acidophilus
• Lactobacillus plantarum
• Lactobacillus paracasei
• Lactobacillus bulgaricus
• Streptococcus thermophilus

Inactive Ingredients
Lemon flavoured VSL#3® contains maltose, natural flavourings and silicon dioxide. Unflavoured VSL#3® contains cornstarch.

Directions
Flavoured VSL#3®: Mix in cold water or any non-carbonated drink. Unflavoured VSL#3®: Mix in milk or fruit juice. VSL#3® should not be mixed with hot drinks as heat can destroy the probiotic bacteria.

Cautions
Risk of infection from consumption of lactobacilli is negligible. Efficacy of VSL#3® may be reduced with concomitant antibiotic use. Please consult your healthcare practitioner if immune compromised, pregnant or lactating before using this product. If sachets are opened, do not use.

Storage
Keep refrigerated between 2 and 8ºC Product can be kept at room temperature under 25ºC for 7 days. Keep out of reach of children.

Drug Interactions
VSL#3® is believed to be compatible with all types of drugs. If you take VSL#3® with antibiotics, it will not harm you but the effects of VSL#3® will be reduced. This is because antibiotics can inactivate the beneficial bacteria in VSL#3®.

Side Effects
When you start taking VSL#3®, you may experience bloating while the balance of bacteria in your digestive tract changes. If you experience bloating, you may need to reduce your daily intake to allow for this adjustment.
VSL#3® is a probiotic blend that is intended to be used under the supervision of a doctor. Please consult with your doctor before trying VSL#3®

Evidence Based Medicine

VSL#3 is one of the few probiotic preparations supported by Level One (double-blind, placebo-controlled) scientific data. VSL#3 has a 15-year track record of demonstrated clinical benefits as well as commercial use. Over 170 published studies and reviews have been released. The following studies have provided us with the educational content on this website.

For the dietary management of ulcerative colitis

Lee J., et al. Korean J Gastroenterol. Vol. 60n. 2:94-101 (2012)
Tursi A., et al. Am J Gastroenterol 105:2218-27 (2010)
Ng S.C., et al. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 16:1286-98 (2010)
Sood A., et al. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11:1202-9 (2009)
Hien H.Q., et al. Inflamm Bowel Dis 15: 760-768 (2009)
Miele E., et al. Am J Gastroenterology 104:437-443 (2009)
Tursi A., et al. Int J Colorectal Dis 22:1103-8 (2007)
Karimi O., et al. Drugs Today 41:453-9 (2005)
Tursi A., et al. J Clin Gastroenterol 39:644-5 (2005)
Bibiloni R., et al. Am J Gastroenterol 100:1539-46 (2005)
Tursi A., et al. Med Sci Monit 10:PI126-131 (2004)
Venturi A., et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 13:1103-1108 (1999)

For the dietary management of an ileal pouch

Friederich P., et al. Int J Colorectal Dis. 26:575-82 (2011)
Turroni S., et al. World J Gastroenterol 16: 30-41 (2010)
Pronio A., et al. Inflamm Bowel Dis 14:662-668 (2008)
Gionchetti P., et al. Dis Colon Rectum 50(12):2075-84 (2007)
Kuehbacher T., et al. Gut 55:833-841 (2006)
Mimura T., et al. Gut 53:108-114 (2004)
Gionchetti P., et al. Gastroenterology 124:1202-09 (2003)
Ulisse S., et al. Am J Gastroenterology 96:2691- 2699 (2001)
Gionchetti P., et al. Gastroenterology 119:305-309 (2000)

For the dietary management of IBS

Michail S., & Kenche H. Probiotics & Antimicro. Prot. 3:1-7 (2011)
Guandalini S., et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 51:24-34 (2010)
Kim H.J., et al. Neurogastroenterol Motil 17:1-10 (2005)
Kim H.J., et al. Alim Pharmacol Ther 17:895-904 (2003)
Brigidi P., et al. Res Microbiol 152:735-471 (2001)

For the dietary management of pediatric patients

Hien H.Q., et al. Inflamm Bowel Dis 15: 760-768 (2009)
Miele E., et al. Am J Gastroenterology 104:437-443 (2009)
Guandalini S., et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 51:24-34 (2010)

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