Posted 1/26/2011 7:53 AM (GMT -6)
Head on over to the Ulcerative Colitis forum here. Many there take VSL #3 and could instantly tell you the difference between VSL and regular probiotics.
I myself have found help and noticed a marked improvement from taking Renew Life, Critical Colon, 80 Billion Count, found at Health Food Stores in the chilled section near yogurt and oils. A bottle of 30 capsules runs me about $47. Worth every penny IMO.
But again, you'll find rapid responses on the UC forum. For some odd reason this IBS forum isn't all that busy (but maybe that is a good thing? Maybe fewer people have IBS than we think.....I don't know but even if you don't have the UC diagnosis, they will still help you over there).
Wishing you my best in managing this IBS beast.