VSL can charge a premium as they're the bmw/mercedes of the probiotic world, with these scientific studies backing up their IBD claims. Nobody else can make such claims. There's other alternatives if you cannot justify the price. I'd just look for something with a lot of strains of bacteria, and high counts for them. A number of posters have the brand they use within their signatures.
I think less and less can get the VSL DS#3 via prescript
ion covered by insurance as policies are getting more picky on what is covered. It's considered a "medicinal food" by most, usually non-formulary/tier III pricing, and you'd expect to pay a large share of the cost when it is approved. The over the counter stuff is the same, but half the dose. You can just take two over the counter VSL doses and it could cost less.
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John, 39, UC Proctosigmoiditis
Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasaTold my dentist I'd rather see him than my gasteroenteroligist. He said he'd take that as a compliment