VSL3 probiotic is intended for treating symptoms of UC, IBS as well as other digestive diseases. Originally manufactured in Italy VSL3 formulation was deary-free. At some point VSL3 probiotic production was moved to US. This move made VSL3 to convert to non deary-free probiotic. However, in 2016 VSL3 manufecturing moved back to Italy and converted back to original Deary-Free blend, this also included VSL#3 formulation change. Probiotics are not created the same. While other probiotics are unable to deliver bacteria thru GI tract, Original VSL3 formula gets it right where it needs to get, in to colon.
The new VSL3 formula is freeze dried combination of 8 strains. VSL3 is Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Deary-Free as well as Kosher and Halal. VSL#3 is also approved in Canada. Most importantly, VSL3 probiotic has a status of a High Potency Medical Food.
VSL3 new look:
VSL3 new packaging label as well as new VSL3 new capsule bottle was also introduced in 2016. New bottle provides sunlight and UV protection, while a new construction cap provides protection for maximum potency preservation. However there are numerous complains about customers receiving new VSL3 bottles with a blue safety ring all ready detached from the cap.
New VSL3 formulation comes in capsules and powder packet form. Each VSL3 capsule contain 112.5 Billion of lactic acid bacteria. VSL3 sachet contain 450 Billion bacteria. VSL3 is available in Unflavored powder form. Each box of VSL3 sachet contain 30 packets. VSL3 capsule comes in a bottle of 60’s.
VSL3 is available over the counter. However it is also available in prescription form. Prescription powder packet of VSL3 DS contain 900 Billion bacteria. VSL3 is a perishable product. Therfore, it requires proper storage conditions between 39-46 degrees Fahrenheit. VSL3 probiotic is shipped in a temperature controlled package to maximally preserve it potency. However, VSL3 can be safely stored outside of the refrigerator for as long as two weeks.