VSL#3 Probiotic For Dietary Management of IBS and Ulcerative Colitis

If you've never experienced a digestive problem like Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Ulcerative Colitis, consider yourself lucky! But, if you do have issues with these or other digestive problems, there's finally something that can help. VSL#3 is the medical food probiotic with the highest available concentration of beneficial live bacteria, making it more effective than standard probiotics.

Each packet of VSL#3 contains 450 billion live lactic acid bacteria, which collectively act as a Living Shield™ in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Basically these bacteria adhere to the walls of the GI tract and form a barrier which protects the inner layer of the gut from bad bacteria and other toxic substances that can cause inflammation, therefore delivering relief from symptoms and enhancing the health of the GI tract.

As someone who has suffered from IBS for over 7 years, I definitely know the ins and outs of digestive issues. It was a sad day when my doctor concluded that I had IBS and that stress and certain foods (including my favorite - dairy) triggered the intense spasms in my digestive tract. I remember back when my IBS was almost unmanageable. It's since gotten better with stress reduction and avoiding my trigger foods, but I still get bouts every now and then. There is no cure for IBS and no known reason for why it develops, so it's not easily treatable. One of the main things my doctor advised for relief was to take probiotics. Other probiotics I had tried didn't seem to do much, so it was exciting to find out about VSL#3 and try something more effective. I've been taking it regularly and have had no issues with IBS recently. It keeps my digestive tract working properly and has decreased most of my symptoms.

I highly recommend VSL#3 to anyone who has been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Ulcerative Colitis. Since it is considered a medical food, VSL#3 must be used under medical supervision. However, it is available without a prescription by request at your local pharmacy or online at http://www.vsl3.com.

Disclaimer: I was given this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own experiences with the product. Individual results may vary. No other compensation was given.


Andrea said…
I might have to check this out (found you on Sweeping Me Blog Hops..... :D)

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