Some of you may know from past posts that I struggle with digestive issues like IBS and have dealt with that for well over 20 years. Fortunately I’ve been able to manage it pretty well lately with a mostly low-FODMAP diet, supplements, and probiotics.
Personally I get tired of taking pills. I take supplements all the time and pills don’t always feel great. I have a narrowing of my esophagus along with GERD that gets worse when I have eaten anything that I’m intolerant or allergic to, so sometimes taking pills is not always pleasant.
Since it’s nice to have other options for supplements and probiotics to try that aren’t pill form, I was pretty excited to get some of the unflavored powder probiotic packets from VSL#3. I’ve worked with VSL#3 in the past, and have used their high-potency probiotic capsules before, so I was looking forward to using the powder!
The powder is super easy to mix into any cold, non-carbonated beverage with the blender bottle. The wire whisk ball helps to distribute the powder evenly in your drink and you can even mix it up and take it with you while you work or run errands. I like mixing mine with water and Stevia water drops – no sugar!
VSL#3 is a high-potency probiotic medical food that has been clinically proven to help manage symptoms of IBS, ulcerative colitis, and ileal pouch. The powder packets have 450 billion CFUs of 8 different strains of live lactic acid bacteria, so it’s very effective.
Sensitive to dairy? No problem! VSL#3 recently completely removed any trace of dairy from their products making it one of the few completely dairy-free probiotic supplements designed for IBS and UC sufferers. Dairy-free means my tummy will stay happy 🙂
Want to buy some of your own? VSL#3 is kept refrigerated behind the pharmacy counter to maintain potency, so just talk to your pharmacist about buying it. Check out the pharmacy locator to find it near you, or order it online directly from their website.
Now you can take part in VSL#3’s new Patient Savings Program. Simply print out this VSL#3 Patient Savings Card and bring it to your pharmacist, along with a prescription from your healthcare provider, to save up to $80 each month on your purchase of VSL#3 unflavored packets or VSL#3 DS. This is the largest savings ever offered for both VSL#3 and VSL#3 DS. Visit here for more information and talk with your healthcare provider today to take part in the savings program!
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This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. VSL#3 is a high-potency probiotic medical food for the dietary management of IBS, UC and ileal pouch and must be used under medical supervision. Please speak with your healthcare provider for any specific questions. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.