While different probiotic products contain different quantities of bacteria, they also contain a different number and type of bacterial strains. Some probiotic dietary supplements contain several strains of beneficial bacteria, while many commonly used probiotic foods contain only a single strain. Importantly, irrespective of the strains used, the bacteria must be able to survive the strong acidic conditions of the stomach; they must be able to adhere to the inner gut wall, and they must, at least temporarily, colonise the intestine.
The unique VSL#3 formulation contains eight strains of beneficial live lactic acid bacteria,4 including several strains of the all-important lactobacilli and bifidobacteria:
These bacteria have been purposefully selected, carefully cultivated and mixed proportionately to survive gastric acid, bile and pancreatic secretions, as well as colonise the gut. To help ensure they get to where they need to go, the bacteria are freeze dried so they only 'wake up' in the 'warmth' of your gut.
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This product should be stored in a fridge. We recommend you select the CHILLED delivery option at checkout. The product will maintain its potency up to a week if the temperature does not exceed 25 degrees Celsius.