How VSL# Fibre can help:
VSL# Fibre combines three natural ingredients designed to gently relieve the symptoms of constipation, replenish the gut microbiota, and naturally restore a healthy toilet routine.
Psyllium Husk is a soluble fibre made from Psyllium seeds. It is widely used to treat constipation and is considered to have prebiotic potential1. It is recommended by the NICE Guidance (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) to support the self-management of constipation and is proven to be 3.4 times more effective than insoluble wheat bran in increasing stool output2.
Psyllium Husk swells when it comes into contact with water to form a gel-like substance (sometimes called ‘mucilage’), helping to ease bowel movements and keep them regular. It has also been associated with significant changes in gut microbiota in both healthy adults and people with constipation1.
Osmotic laxative use has been shown to destroy the mucous barrier lining the inside of the gut, and alter the composition of the gut microbiota, with long-lasting effect3. VSL# Fibre contains the same 8 strains of lactic acid and bifidobacteria found in VSL#3, at a high concentration of 30 Billion CFU per serving. These strains have been proven to survive the harsh conditions of the stomach4 and contribute to the diversity of good gut bacteria5.
Alongside lifestyle management, VSL# Fibre could help restore a healthy toilet routine, facilitating intestinal transit and helping to maintain a healthy bowel. It comes in a convenient, lightweight T-Win® sachet, that can easily slot into your daily routine. Just fold the T-Win pack through the middle, tear the top off, mix both chambers into a 200ml glass of water, and drink immediately for a delicious, refreshingly fruity drink.
NOTE: VSL# Fibre should always be mixed with water to ensure optimal benefit, as psyllium fibre needs water to swell into a gel-like substance
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- NICE Guidance on Constipation in Adults: Scenario: Adults | Management | Constipation | CKS | NICE (accessed May 2022)
- Tropini et al. Cell. 2018 June 14; 173(7): 1742–1754.e17 10.1016/j.cell.2018.05.008
- Vecchione A. et al. Front Med
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- Kubacher et al Gut. 2006: 55(6): 833-841 10.1136/gut.2005.078303