I notice the thread 95% Improvement with VSL3 has been closed.
Be that as it may in South Africa there is a product Lp299v for IBS which claims "Beware of bogus products claiming to provide relief from IBS.Only Lp299v contains the clinically proven L.plantarum 299v probiotic strain.Other bogus products will not be effective towards providing IBS relief".
I would appreciate comments from the Health Board members.
I was more comfortable in the quality of the VSL#3 DS because my doctor prescribed it as a medical food and I filled the prescription with my family pharmacist. It gave me more peace of mind in the product. There are so many things out there that claim they help, but it really is confusing trying to find out what is true.
I ordered this on the web as I was sure my insurance wouldn't pay for it. I was diagnosed with IBS with constipation. I took it one day and had a good result. However, it stopped. I am very backed up though, so I wonder if I need a regular laxative to clean me out first. Does anyone know enough about this?
VSL3 can cause constipation if you don't start building up with a lower dosage. Also.. because you are getting a more formed stool, your colon simply isn't used to it along with other changes that the bowel goes through. Cut out all white breads and only eat whole white or whole wheat. You might have to take something like Miralax or Keralose to keep things moving and drink water. Miralax and Keralose can make you feel more bound up if you don't drink enough water. They both go hand in hand to work optimally.