Sigma-Tau VSL#3 The Living Shield Probiotic Unflavored 30 sachets
Packed with extra care
Our manufacturers formulate their probiotics to ensure their products retain viability until they reach the consumer. All probiotics shipped from the Pharmaca warehouse remain refrigerated until the time of shipment and during warmer months probiotics are shipped alongside ice packs to ensure potency (Note: Ice pack will not arrive frozen/product will not arrive cold). No extra charge!
VSL#3 is a potent probiotic medical food that delivers the highest available concentration of beneficial live bacteria of any probiotic in the world. VSL#3 is a probiotic medical food for the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Ulcerative Colitis or an Ileal Pouch consisting of 8 strains of live freeze-dried lactic acid bacteria. Each sachet contains 450 billion live probiotic bacteria and is supplied in a box containing 30 sachets. VSL#3 mixes easily in water.
VSL#3 IS SUPPORTED BY SCIENTIFIC DATA
VSL#3 is supported by "Level One" scientific evidence meaning the data must be from double-blind placebo-controlled studies that are published in top peer-reviewed journals. VSL#3 is one of the few probiotic preparations with level one scientific data. All referenced studies to support VSL#3 were conducted with the patented VSL#3 preparation.
VSL#3 CONTAINS BILLIONS (NOT MILLIONS) OF BACTERIA
Potency. VSL#3 has the highest concentration of beneficial bacteria available (from 112.5 billion per capsule to 900 billion per packet).
Strains of Bacteria. Scientific evidence has proven that not all strains of probiotic bacteria are the same. VSL#3 has eight (8) strains of bacteria in specific concentrations that have been chosen to produce optimal intestinal diversity.
VSL#3 HAS MEDICAL FOOD STATUS
The term medical food as defined in section 5(b) of the Orphan Drug Act (21 U.S.C. 360ee (b) (3)) is "a food which is formulated to be consumed or administered enterally under the supervision of a physician and which is intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements based on recognized scientific principles are established by medical evaluation."
There are 5 points that summarize what a Medical Food is:
- Formulated to be consumed orally or administered enterally
- Must be used under medical supervision
- Intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition
- The disease or condition has distinctive nutritional requirements established by medical evaluation that cannot be met by modifying the diet
- The nutritional requirements are based on recognized scientific principles
A note about shipping probiotics
Our manufacturers formulate their probiotics to ensure their products retain viability until they reach the consumer. All probiotics shipped from the Pharmaca warehouse remain refrigerated until the time of shipment and during warmer months probiotics are shipped alongside ice packs to ensure potency (Note: Ice pack will not arrive frozen/product will not arrive cold).
Supplement FactsServing Size: 1 sachet
Servings per Container: 30
Directions for Use: The powder packets should be mixed with cold water or food and consumed. VSL#3 packets should not be mixed or consumed with hot drinks or foods as the heat can inactivate the bacteria.