IBD is characterised by periods of inflammation (flare-up) and no inflammation (remission). NDS® Probiotic I.L.D is used to prolong the remission time in IBD patients. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is the umbrella name for ulcerative colitis, pouchitis and Crohnʼs disease. All three diseases in the IBD group are characterized by flare-ups and remission. IBD affects over 1.2 million people in the USA and 2.2 million in Europe (2004).