A question for those who take VSL 3 sachets

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crohnielass
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   Posted 6/11/2010 3:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have just picked up my first lot of VSL 3 It says to mix with water or a non fizzy drink but, doesnt say how much water. How much do you add? thanks so much. Bev x smilewinkgrin
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PV
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   Posted 6/11/2010 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband actually doesn't like taking it with water - it makes him cough a lung after doing that :-)

He instead takes it with about 8 oz of home made yogurt. He just stirs it in, and eats the yogurt.

But if he has to take it with water for whatever reason, he just stirs in into a cup - anywhere from 8 - 10 oz.

PV
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EMom
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   Posted 6/11/2010 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
The amount of water won't affect the potency/effectiveness of the probiotic.

Keep in mind that those sachets have a filler that disagrees with some people (also not SCD legal). If you notice any issues, you might want to switch to the capsules which have no filler. Also no need to mix with anything--just swallow. We've used them successfully for over two years now.
Mom to 18 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium, vit. D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too. Med-free.

Threads discussing diet:
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=984588
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1533705
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&p=1&m=1262312


crohnielass
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   Posted 6/11/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to both of you for your replies didn't realise you can mix it with yougurt. I must say it tastes nasty with just water! thanks again Bev x
Diagnosed with crohns at 13 now 43
Meds: Iron syrup,Loperimide,Folic acid & Citalopram 30mg (for Anxiety.)

" I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday."


huckleberry
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   Posted 6/11/2010 7:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I apologize if this takes the thread on a tangent, but I don't know about VSL 3. Any opinions to share? I'm not using a probiotic right now.
Official dx September 2007.
currently flaring (June 2010) with colitis
Medications: Pentasa, Omeprazole, Prednisone, 6MP
History of hypothyroid (dx 2004, take Levoxyl), and gall bladder surgery (1997).
47 years old; single mom to three wonderful kids, ages 12 to 18.


jas
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   Posted 6/11/2010 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I would definitely use the capsules. You will go through them faster than the packets but I think it's worth the cost,
JAS


Currently taking: Remicade (in the process of discontinuing Remicade and starting 6MP)

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