FAQs

What does VSL#3® contain?

VSL#3® contains 450 billion bacteria per sachet from 3 families of bacteria: Lactobacillus, Bifidobacteria and Streptoccoccus. Within these 3 families, there are 8 specific bacterial strains: L. paracasei, L. plantarum, L. acidophilus, L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus, B. longum, B. infantis, B. breve, S. thermophiles.

How do I purchase VSL#3®?

VSL#3® (CNK code 3605-706) can be purchased from your local pharmacy. If you want to order online go to the “Order Now” button below.

Can I take VSL#3® during pregnancy?

You should consult your physician when taking this or any other food supplement during pregnancy.

Does VSL#3® contain any allergens?

VSL#3® does not contain gluten, soy, lactose or milk products. This product does not contain synthetic colouring agents, preservatives nor synthetic sweeteners.

Is VSL#3® suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

Yes, VSL#3® is suitable for vegetarians and is lactose free.

Why does VSL#3® need to be kept in the fridge?

The bacteria in VSL#3® are live and freeze-dried. To maintain the levels of live bacteria in a VSL#3® sachet, it is important to keep your sachets refrigerated (2-8 °C) until use.

How should I take VSL#3®?

VSL#3® can be mixed in with any cold food or cold non-carbonated drink. We recommend sprinkling onto yoghurt or mixing into a glass of fruit juice.

What time of day should I take VSL#3®?

VSL#3® can be taken at any time of day, with or without food.

How often can I take VSL#3®?

Every day, between 1-2 sachets, depending on your lifestyle preferences.