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Monday, December 5, 2016

VSL3# Orange Cranberry Cocktail - Shake It Up!

Disclosure: This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. VSL#3 is a medical food and must be used under medical supervision.


Last year I introduced you to a great product called VSL#3. VSL#3 is a high-potency probiotic medical food that is clinically proven in the dietary management of IBS, UC and ileal pouch. While many people are familiar with the general term “probiotics,” most do not understand the importance of knowing which specific strain of live lactic acid bacteria should be used for based on specific gastrointestinal conditions. It is suggested that adults should take at least one billion cells (also called colony-forming units or CFU’s) daily. VSL#3 capsules contain at least 112.5 billion CFU’s. Probiotics work in three areas of the gut: the microbial barrier, chemical barrier and physical barrier. VSL#3 is the first choice for many doctors because it is one of the strongest probiotic available with a proven track record in helping patients with serious digestive conditions.

 

If you have been around this blog for a long time, you know the struggles that our family has had in the past with the symptoms of IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease) and we're not alone. You might even be surprised to hear that there are millions of people who deal with these debilitating symptoms every day. Now, let me first say - these are not just mild tummy aches or tummy troubles - these symptoms can literally take your life away from you. We are unbelievably thankful for how Jeremy is feeling now but there are still symptoms he has to manage.

If you suffer from ulcerative colitis, IBS, or ileal pouches, y0u can benefit from incorporating probiotics in your daily symptom management regimen. Speak with your doctor to see if VSL#3 is right for you.  


It might be a bit overwhelming to think about getting that probiotic into your diet every day but VSL#3 has made it easy.  The unflavored powder can be added to any cold non-carbonated liquid drink you like.  Each of these packets contains 450 billion bacteria and has been clinically demonstrated to reduce bloating/gassiness and discomfort in patients with IBS.  Another great thing that VSL#3 has done for patients is removing any trace of dairy from the products.  This is the only dairy-free probiotic available for IBS and UC sufferers.  That is amazing!  


I have decided to get a bit creative with how we take our VSL#3 everyday.  One of my favorite ways to enjoy it is by combining different fruit juices into a cocktail (no alcohol of course!).  The powder is unflavored, and using a shaker bottle makes mixing VSL#3 with our favorite beverages so easy and yummy. You can also find some delicious IBS-friendly recipes here.  


VSL #3 Orange Cranberry Cocktail


Ingredients:

4 ounces orange juice
4 ounces cranberry juice
1 packet VSL #3 unflavored powder
VSL #3 shaker bottle


Directions:

1.  Pour VSL #3 powder into shaker bottle. 

2.  Add orange juice to bottle.  

3.  Add cranberry juice to bottle. 

4.  Close shaker bottle and mix well.  

5.  Pour cocktail into a drinking glass and enjoy immediately.  



Jeremy has found the management tool for his IBD and pouch and now he is able to really enjoy running around with the kids, and have fun. With no worries about having ulcerative colitis issues or pouch frustrations he is able to be the dad he wants to be. Active, healthy and feeling great. I love this, it was a rough couple of years but now we are working towards just enjoying the moments as a family. 

VSL#3 is available at your local pharmacy. Please ask your pharmacist for VSL#3 as VSL#3 must be kept refrigerated behind the pharmacy counter to maintain potency. 




VSL#3 Patient Savings Program:


The company knows that patients have a medical budget and sometimes probiotics might not be first on your purchasing list. But now you can take part in VSL#3 's new Patient Savings Program. Simply print out a VSL#3 Patient Savings Card and bring it to your pharmacist, along with a prescription from your healthcare provider, and you can save up to $80 each month on your purchase of VSL#3 unflavored packets or VSL#3 DS. This is the largest savings ever offered by VSL#3.  


Visit here for more information and talk with your healthcare provider today to take part in the savings program.  And don't forget to join VSL#3 on Facebook for giveaways and exclusive offers.







VSL#3® is a high-potency probiotic medical food that's clinically proven in the dietary management of IBS, ulcerative colitis, and ileal pouch. 

To learn more visit www.vsl3.com and LIKE the brand on Facebook.

This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. VSL#3 is a high-potency probiotic medical food for the dietary management of IBS, UC and ileal pouch and must be used under medical supervision. Please speak with your healthcare provider for any specific questions. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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