Visbiome,® Not Your Average Probiotic
Today, there are a wide variety of probiotic supplements on the market that advertise maintaining or supporting the well-being of a particular function in the body. These supplements are largely unregulated, typically self-administered and purchased over the counter. Many consumers also take them without consulting their physicians.
Visbiome® is unique.
Visbiome® is a probiotic medical food, intended to aid in the nutritional or dietary management of:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
- Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea (AAD)
- Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)
What is a Medical Food, Anyway?
According to the Orphan Drug Act of 1988, a medical food is a product that has been formulated to be consumed or administered enterally (i.e. involving the esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines – also known as the gastrointestinal tract).
Medical foods are also intended to be used:
- Under the supervision of a physician.
- For the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on recognized scientific principles, have been established.
What Makes Visbiome® and Visbiome® Extra Strength Medical Foods?
Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis (UC), pouchitis, and hepatic encephalopathy (HE) have distinct nutritional requirements that differ from the general population.
For these individuals, sufficient adjustment of the microflora cannot be achieved through modification of a normal diet and require the consumption of high levels of probiotic bacteria.
Visbiome provides a specifically formulated cocktail of certain beneficial bacterial species to the gastrointestinal tract. The eight distinct strains comprising the De Simone Formulation found in Visbiome® were cultured from Master Cell banks, and chosen not only for their individual characteristics, but also for their synergistic activities.
|Lactobacillus||delbrueckii subspecies bulgaricus*||DSM 24734/SD5210|
±Reclassified as Bifidobacterium lactis
*Reeclassified as Lactobacillus helveticus
Monash University, the leader in FODMAP research has also officially certified Visbiome as Low FODMAP. FODMAPs are sugars that aren’t absorbed properly in the gut, triggering symptoms in people with IBS and other gut related conditions. Follow this link learn more about the LOW FODMAP diet.