The poly-biotic with more bacteria
It’s a long and difficult journey to your gut and some bacteria get lost on the way. The high concentration of bacteria (and specific bacterial strains) in VSL#3 ensures enough bacteria reach the colon.2,3
Approximately 100 trillion bacteria live in the human gut. As this is such a lot we need all the billions of bacteria in VSL#3 to make a difference.
It has been scientifically proven that combination probiotics (combination poly-biotics) improve symptoms such as bloating and pain significantly more than single probiotics.
There is good evidence to show no significant difference in pain score or bloating score for single probiotics, both as a group and individually, compared with placebo. There is a significant difference for combined probiotics, with the probiotic giving significantly less pain and bloating.
A recent report from NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and the Royal College of Nurses.4
The unique VSL#3 formulation contains eight strains of beneficial live bacteria (also known as ‘good’ bacteria), including several strains of the all-important lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. These strains have been carefully selected for the best results:2
These bacteria have been purposely selected,3 carefully cultivated and mixed proportionally to survive gastric acid, bile, and pancreatic secretions. To preserve the bacteria, as part of the preparation process they are freeze-dried. Freeze drying preserves the bacteria until VSL#3 reaches the stomach, where the bacteria “wake up” and are able to get to work.
With eight different bacterial strains per sachet,2 VSL#3 has more bacterial strains per dose than many of the leading supplements on the market.1 This gives your gut the combination of bacteria it needs.