VSL#3 is a high potency probiotic medical food designated for the dietary management of Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and an ileal pouch.
VSL#3 provides a unique combination of bacteria which colonize and protect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract with optimal quantities and types of live bacteria which may help enhance the barrier function of the GI tract and in turn help prevent the penetration of harmful substances into the intestinal lining. The probiotics in VSL#3 are also thought to impact intestinal mucus production and immune processes as additional mechanisms of action.
Unlike other probiotics, VSL#3 is a superior high potency probiotic medical food. The number of bacteria is important.
Refrigeration preserves the live bacteria and helps maintain high potency.
One of the effects of probiotics is that they are highly strain-specific. Simultaneous administration of multiple bacterial strains in specified ratios may provide a range of benefits that cannot be achieved with single-strain probiotics.
|Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus †|
* Reclassiﬁed as B. lactis
† Recently reclassiﬁed as L. helveticus