VSL#3® is a high-potency probiotic with the highest available concentration of beneficial live bacteria. Each two capsules contain 225 billion live lactic acid bacteria, which collectively act as a Living Shield™ in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It contains 8 different strains of beneficial bacteria that were specially selected to produce an optimal composition of beneficial bacteria.
VSL#3® works by colonizing the GI tract with optimal quantities and types of probiotic (“good”) bacteria. These bacteria adhere to the walls of the GI tract and form a barrier that protects the inner layer of the gut from pathogenic (“bad”) bacteria and other toxic substances that can cause inflammation by modulating intestinal defense mechanisms. In addition, VSL#3® modulates a variety of substances that are involved in the healing of inflammation. For example, VSL#3® has been shown to induce the production of interleukin-10, an important “chemical messenger” that suppresses inflammation.
Evidence suggests that VSL#3® reduces intestinal permeability by tightening up the junctions between the cells in the outer layer of the intestine (the epithelium).
Suggested Dosage: Take 1 to 2 capsules (swallow or mix into a non-carbonated drink) or as suggested by your physician. Bloating can occur during the first few days following the start of VSL#3 consumption. This is usually a transitory phenomenon due to the changing intestinal microflora. If you experience bloating, you may need to reduce your daily intake to allow this adjustment
Store in the refrigerator.
Each packet contains:
|Serving size||2 Capsules||%DV|
|Servings per container||30|
|All-natural, live, freeze-dried, lactic acid bacteria||225 billion||*|
|* Daily Value not established.|
|Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, silicon dioxide.|
This product contains trace amounts of casein. Does not contain yeast, gluten, soy, sugar or other sweeteners, artificial colors or preservatives.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.Share