What is most important to know about Visbiome?
Visbiome® is a high potency probiotic medical food, containing 8 strains of live bacteria in concentrations of 450 billion bacteria per packet and 112.5 billion bacteria per capsule.
Visbiome® contains the De Simone Formulation, one of the most widely studied probiotics with over 60 published human clinical studies.
Visbiome® is a high potency probiotic medical food intended for the dietary management of dysbiosis associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcerative colitis (UC), pouchitis, and hepatic encephalopathy (HE).
Visbiome® is shipped and stored under refrigerated conditions (39-46°F, 4-8°C) to ensure maximum potency.
Visbiome® is a medical food intended for use under the supervision of a physician.
Visbiome® is non-GMO, gluten free, and made in the USA.
Non-Prescription Visbiome® is available in the following formats:
Peace of Mind with Temperature Monitor
Your order includes the following card, which incorporates a temperature monitoring sensor. This sensor is specially calibrated for Visbiome, and helps ensure your order did not experience impactful heat events during transit to you.
Consists of the Original De Simone Formulation
(which was previously sold under the brand name VSL#3®* until July 2016)
Table reflects status of products as of May 2019.
||VSL3®* made After
“De Simone Formulation” probiotic
|Published, peer-reviewed, controlled trials with De Simone Formulation||70+||
(As of chart publication date)
|Probiotic Strains||L. acidophilus DSM24735
L. plantarum DSM24730
L. paracasei DSM24733
L. delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus DSM24734
S. thermophilus DSM24731
B. longum DSM24736
B. breve DSM24732
B. infantis DSM24737
|Strain designation numbers are undisclosed at this time.
Only genus and species disclosed.
|Fermentation Medium||Dairy based||Synthetic non-dairy medium|
|Shipping Conditions||Shipped insulated in cold containers and monitored with temp sensors||NOT monitored with temp sensors|
|Manufacture/Country of Origin||Manufactured in USA||Manufactured in Italy|
|Cornstarch Status||Capsules and Extra Strength Visbiome cornstarch free. Visbiome Unflavored contains cornstarch.||All formulations contain cornstarch|
|Availability in Canada||
Health Canada Licensed
Natural Health Product
*VSL#3® is a registered trademark and is manufactured exclusively for, VSL Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Visbiome is manufactured exclusively for ExeGi Pharma and is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or distributed by VSL Pharmaceuticals Inc. ExeGi Pharma, LLC and VSL Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are different companies and have no affiliation with each other.
Product Stocking Codes
Many pharmacies will special order Visbiome and Visbiome Extra Strength from their local wholesalers. Please reference the following Product Codes went discussing with your pharmacist. Visbiome products can also be purchased directly on this website.
|Product||Bacterial Count (in CFUs)||Format/
|Product Code||Cardinal Health||Amerisource Bergen|
|Visbiome Unflavored Powder||450 Billion per packet||Unflavored - 30 packets per box||69355-0412-02||5220280||10159178|
|Visbiome Capsules||225 Billion per serving
(2 capsules, 112.5 Billion each)
|Vegetable-based capsule -- 60 capsules per bottle||69355-0412-03||5220298||10159621|
|Visbiome Extra Strength
(Dispensed By Prescription)
|900 Billion per packet||30 packets per box||69355-0516-01||5220355||10159177|
Dairy Status of Visbiome® and Visbiome® Extra Strength
The strains of beneficial probiotic bacteria in Visbiome and Visbiome Extra Strength are highly concentrated natural yogurt bacteria. These bacteria are fermented using some dairy ingredients to ensure their health and vitality. During the manufacturing process this fermentation “medium” is separated from the bacteria, but some trace levels may remain which contain dairy components. The level of dairy is extremely small but could have implications for some people with sensitivity to dairy. Please consult with your healthcare professional if you have sensitivity to dairy and are considering Visbiome or Visbiome Extra Strength.
Visbiome and Visbiome Extra Strength contain less than the following amounts of the dairy components lactose and beta-lactoglobulin:
|Product||Amount of Lactose|
|Capsules 112.5B CFUs||0.54 mg|
|Unflavored Packets 450B CFUs||2.70 mg|
|Extra Strength 900B CFUs||5.40 mg|
|Product||Amount of Beta Lactoglobulin|
|Capsules 112.5B CFUs||0.00108 mg|
|Unflavored Packets 450B CFUs||0.0054 mg|
|Extra Strength 900B CFUs||0.0108 mg|