See, I knew it was much higher in bacteria count.
Couldn't hurt to try it I guess. I am in the US. I wonder where we buy it here in the US? I work part time for a school (run a register in the cafeteria), and will be out for the summer soon. That might be a good time to try it.
So you take VSL3 on a completely empty stomach as well. It's great to read suggestions like this isn't it? Makes sense to me when you think about it.
After my resection, I ate 12 hours on and 12 hours off, I had several small meals thru out my day and only water after dinner. I initially did this to sleep all night and not have to run to the bathroom. Sometimes I think I need to return to this eating schedule, but it's hard when you start snacking in the evenings and break this once good habit.
Can I ask how many hours after you've eaten, you take your VSL3? Just curious.
Renew Life makes a higher count of bacteria, than mine and it comes in packets. I wonder if it's similar to VSL3?
Sorry to horn in on your thread, but my experience with the probiotics have been much alike that of the OP's.
I started out with Culturelle, and in a week I was in remission that lasted 3 years. The Culturelle contains a minuscule amount of bacteria compared to VSL.
Now, there are two VSL's out there: the VLS#3 and VSL#3DS, the latter being prescript
ion and contains double of the VSL#3's bacteria - 900 billion of 8 different bacteria.
Most insurances cover it once your doctor writes a convincing document to the insurance company. The VSL is pretty expensive, but if your insurance covers it, you'll get a 120 sachets of VSL#3DS (4 sachets/day) worth $530 for $25 - 30, or whatever your copay is.
Also, the VSL#3 is found as pills in most pharmacies and you can order it online.
The probiotics is definitely worth trying. Some people do not receive any benefits from them, but I think most do to some degree.
All the best.
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