VSL#3 is a probiotic medical food intended for the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Ulcerative Colitis (UC), and an ileal pouch. The advance probiotic medical food that provides a higher CFU count and diversity of strains than other leading OTC brands to help protect the gastrointestinal tract.
Different probiotics provide different types, or strains, of "good" bacteria in different amounts. The number of good bacteria is measured in "colony-forming units" (CFU).
Scientific studies show that a combination of many different types of good bacteria may give you better results
- VSL#3 contains 8 strains of good bacteria, while many OTC brands contain only 1 strain
- VSL#3 is refrigerated to keep the probiotics alive
- VSL#3 Capsules contain 112.5 billion CFUs, significantly higher than what is found in many OTC products so more can survive in the GI tract and have a beneficial effect
VSL#3 is intended to be used under medical supervision.
Directions: Take 1 to 8 capsules daily or as directed by your physician.