vsl#3

Balance your gut flora with VSL#3 and relieve your IBS symptoms

VSL#3 is clinically proven to relieve your IBS symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating and flatulence.1,2,3 This food supplement delivers 450 billion good bacteria, across 8 different strains4, to re-balance gut flora and promote a healthy digestive system.

The live, freeze dried bacteria come in convenient sachets. These sachets can be taken at any time of the day to fit in with your daily routine. VSL#3 is a poly-biotic that contains several strains of good bacteria like bifidobacteria and lactobacilli.

VSL#3 has substantially more friendly bacteria than any of the leading brands.5 You can be rest assured that VSL#3 has been shown to survive the harsh conditions of the stomach and as such the right amount of bacteria reaches the gut.6 Clinical studies have shown that VSL#3 improves symptoms of IBS such as abdominal pain, bloating and flatulence.1,2,3

The benefits of VSL#3 are to7:

  • Restore the levels of healthy bacteria in your gut which may have been disrupted by gastro-intestinal illness or treatments such as antibiotics
  • Compete for space and nutrition with harmful bacteria
  • Digest certain foods so all available energy and nutrients are absorbed

Both food supplements contain "friendly" or good bacteria in varying quantities to help re-balance the gut flora and promote a healthy digestive system.

With 450 billion bacteria per sachet, VSL#3 has considerably more bacteria per dose than any of the leading supplements on the market.5

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VSL#3 contains eight different strains of beneficial live bacteria4:

  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Bifidobacterium breve
  • Bifidobacterium longum
  • Bifidobacterium infantis
  • Lactobacillus paracasei
  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus
  • Lactobacillus plantarum

VSL#3 is clinically proven to relieve your IBS symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating and flatulence1,2,3. This food supplement delivers 450 billion good bacteria, across 8 different strains4, to re-balance gut flora and promote a healthy digestive system.

1 to 2 sachets per day are recommended which can be taken at any time of the day to fit into your daily routine. NICE recommends that in order to reap the benefits of food supplements they should be taken for at least 4 weeks.8

VSL#3 can be taken at any time of day. VSL#3 should be taken with a cold, non-fizzy drink or mixed into any cold food such as fruit juice, yoghurt and smoothies.4

Side effects are rarely reported for VSL#3. Some people experience temporary bloating as their gut adapts to the new bacteria.5

The live bacteria in VSL#3 have been freeze dried and are best kept in the fridge to preserve them.5

Yes, VSL#3 is dairy free and vegetarian. There are no traces of dairy in the manufacturing process, enabling patients who also suffer from milk allergies or lactose intolerance to use the product.5

If you are concerned about allergens or are pregnant, ensure you consult your doctor prior to taking this or any other food supplement.

The VSL#3 10-sachet pack (RRP £14.95) can be purchased online at www.vsl3.co.uk

Sources:
1. Kim HJ et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2003;12:895-904
2. Kim HJ et al. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2005;17:687-96
3. Wong RK et al. Dig Dis Sci. 2015;0(1): 186-94
4. Chapman T et al. Drugs 2006;66(10):1371-87
5. Data on File, Ferring UK Ltd
6. Freuda-Agyeman & Gaisford Beneficial Microbes, 2015;6(1): 141-151
7. Guarner FG & Malagelada Lancet 2003;361:512-9
8. NICE ‘Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: Diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome in primary care’ : Clinical Guidance; 2008