VSL#3 is a medical food that helps with ulcerative colitis and pouchitis according to research and clinical studies.
The most up to date definition of a probiotic says that it needs to ‘confer a benefit to the host.’
There are lots of benefits when you use VSL#3. Studies show that it performs like a protective shield in the gut.
There was a study done by the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta which showed an increase of resistance in the epithelial tissue’s protective barrier when introduced to different pathogens.
How does VSL#3 Work?
The way that VSL#3 works is by colonizing the intestines with lots of different types of probiotic bacteria. What happens is that these good bugs stick to the walls of the intestines and this is what creates a barrier. It is this barrier that helps to protect the inner layer of the intestine from bad bacteria. When these bad bacteria give off toxins, it can cause the number of good bacteria to diminish.
Actually there are literally thousand of billion of bacteria in the gut. We call them commensal organisms. The way that we change the composition of the intestinal flora in a positive way is by taking extremely large amounts of good bacteria.
VSL#3 is a probiotic formula that gives enough bacteria to beneficially affect the gut flora in people with many intestinal disorders. Read more about VSL#3.