I take VSL#3DS as well as two probiotics that technically do not need to be refrigerated: Culturelle and a specific strain of reuteri:/www.google.com/search?q=Lactobacillus+Reuteri+%28NCIMB+30242%29&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/item01821/FlorAssist-Heart-Health-Probiotic
Even though they supposedly can remain in room temperature I keep them refrigerated anyway. You don't know how long they have remained on the store shelves without refrigeration so they probably lost some potency. I find that taking 3 capsules per day more effective than the recommended one capsule per day. Align is another probiotic that doesn't require refrigeration.
According to Consumerlab.com:"# Align claimed to contain 1 billion live bacteria when manufactured “and an effective level until as least the “best by” date. ConsumerLab.com testing revealed that only 530 million bacteria were viable. However, a clinical study of the bacteria (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624) in Align showed that it could reduce symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at a dose of just 100 million. ConsumerLab.com found that the product exceeded this amount, so the product’s claim to provide an effective dose is correct. Whether or not a higher dose might offer greater efficacy is not known.
"# Culturelle claimed to provide 10 billion cells in a daily capsule through the “best used by” date; ConsumerLab.com found only 5.8 billion viable cells. It is not clear whether this is a sufficient dose. Most clinical studies with Lactobacillus GG have used 10 to 20 billion viable cells per day. A dosing study (Saxelin 1991) using the bacteria in Culturelle (Lactobacillus GG) found that a daily dose of 1.5 billion cells was not able to colonize the gut, but a dose of 15 billion was. The amount found falls between these two dosages."
Male/63 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar2010. Psyllium Seed mixed with VSL3DS is very helpful. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.Lactobacillus Reuteri (NCIMB 30242),
Fish oil, magnesium,multivitamin, extra D3. When needed: DGL, boswellia, curcumin, E complex.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys