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I was suffering from constant nausea for 6 months. My doctors ran every blood test and fecal test in the book, and performed an endoscopy in search for a cause. The only possible cause was an elevated level of a certain lower-intestine bacteria. One doctor suggested I try VSL#3 to rebalance the bacteria counts (good bacteria eats bad bacteria). Within three days, the nausea was COMPLETELY gone (for the first time in months). I stayed on VSL#3 for 6 weeks. The only time I started feeling nauseous again? You guessed it - when I stopped taking the VSL#3. After a few days of no appetite, I started the probiotics again, and have been on it ever since with no returning symptoms.
I have never felt better - since I started using VSL#3 on a daily basis, my colitis symptoms have cleared up completely.
Thank you for the great prices and excellent customer service.
Amy W. Los Angeles, CA
When I called to find out about using VSL#3 I was very sceptical because all the studies show how it is used for Colitis but not Crohns Disease. Your staff were very helpful in explaining to me that Crohns Disease required a more comprehensive program and that besides using VSL#3 daily, I would need to change my eating routines and take other supplements. I did what you told me although I really didn't think it would work, it was only because I felt so desperate that I did so .... and it worked. Thank you SO much for helping to turn my condition around. I am so happy I did not have to take steroids instead.
Linda L. Little Rock, Arkansas.
Now I know why VSL#3 has so many research papers associated with it. It really does help. I no longer have the gas and bloating that i have been suffering with for many years.
David J, New York, NY
You have excellent prices and very prompt service. I will buy from you again. VSL#3 is the best probiotic I have used, without a doubt. Its inconvenient to have it refrigerated but its worth the trouble.
Nancy R, Seattle, Washington.
I like VSL a lot. I want you to know that it is helping to relieve my Crohns symptoms. No other probiotic has given me as good relief. Your service is very efficient. Thanks a lot.
Perry M. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
I never thought I would be able to get off the steroid treatment but I have! its all because I started using VSL. I took 5-8 sachets a day to start and now I am down to 2. Thank you for your online support. I don't know what I would have done without you.
Stacey P. Boston, MA
VSL is the best probiotic and you have the best prices and the best service. I LOVE being on your autoship program. It works like a charm - always on time and I never run out.
I read a lot about probiotics. I didn't really think they would help my condition as I have been suffering with crohns for so many years. But, it has helped and I wanted you to know that. Speaking to people on the phone who could advise me about doasage helped me very much. You are a very efficient organization and I appreciate that.
Kelly U. Tel Aviv, Israel.
I wanted to write and tell you my story because, truly, I never believed in wholistic medicine - to me they were a bunch of quacks. I read about VSL#3 in the medical literature and that surprised me. My digestion has been getting worse and worse over the last 10 years. All my doctor could suggest to me now was to take a tranquilizer. So I called your office and got a very friendly, knowledgable gal on the phone. It really helped to make me decide to go through with the experiment. I can't believe that just taking the powder every day is enough to calm down my gurgling tummy and allow me to have regular bowel movements every day, its like a miracle. Thank you very much.
Morris R, Tucson, AZ
VSL#3 Frequently Asked Questions
VSL#3 is a patented combination of live lactic acid bacteria probiotics that have been cultivated, freeze-dried and mixed in high concentration (hundreds of billions per gram).
VSL#3 is the probiotic that has been proven in clinical studies to be effective in serious gastro-intestinal disorders, and in particular in the management and preventions of pouchitis. Pouchitis, an inflammation of the small bowel reservoir or pouch, is the most frequenet long-term complication following colon removal and pouch creation surgery for ulcerative colitis.
VSL#3 has the highest possible concentration of bacteria. Each packet of VSL3 contains 450 billion live lactic acid bacteria. This high number is necessry to ensure the establishment of lactic acid bacteria in the gut andf trigger the desired effects in the intestinal tract.
VSL#3 science speaks for itself. 8 strains of bacteria have been purposefully selected, carefully cultivated and mixed proportionately to obtain the proven experimental and clinical effects of VSL#3:
- Bifidobacterium breve
- Bifidobacterium longum
- Bifidobacterium infantis
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Lactobacillus plantarum
- Lactobacillus casei
- Lactobacillus bulgaricus
- Streptococcus thermophilus
Is VSL3 Safe?
Clinical studies have shown that VSL3 probiotics can be taken safely for long periods of time without any problems. Adjustment of the intestinal flora after VSL3 administration can take a few days or weeks and it can take up to a month for the colonization of the gut to become optimally stable.
What makes VSL3 unique?VSL3 is unique in 4 ways:
- VSL3 is the probiotic proven effective in controlled clinical trials.
- VSL3 has a high concentration for a total of 450 billion live lactic acid bacteria per packet.
- VSL3 contains 8 beneficial strains acting like a 'Living Shield'. When comparing other available products, you should consider the number of strains and the total bacteria.
- VSL3 is reasonabley priced when considering the number of lactic acid bacteria you get per dollar.
How should I take VSL3?
VSL3 probiotics may be mixed with yogurt, ice-cream, apple sauce or any other cold food or non-carbonated drink. Stir the contents and ingest immediately. VSL3 should not be mixed or taken with hot foods or hot drinks as the high heat inactivated the live lactic acid bacteria.
Will I feel immediate benefits from VSL 3?
Depending on your condition and the dose of VSL 3 helpful bacteria you are taking, the effects may not be seen until the intestinal tract adjusts. Clinical studies show that colonization in the gut may take up to 1 month.
Do lactic acid bacteria in VSL 3 permanently colonize the gut?
Clinical trials indicate that after discontinuation of VSL 3 the number of lactic acid bacteria in the gut generally returns to previous levels in about 2-3 weeks. In certain conditions you may need to take VSL 3 daily in order to maintian beneficial effects.
How much VSL#3 should I take?
The dosage depends on many factors and individual results may vary.
Clinical studies suggest the following guidelines:
packets per day
|more than 8||4|
|less than 5||1-2|
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