Why do some Probiotics Live in The Fridge?
Refrigeration is necessary because many strains of probiotic bacteria are naturally sensitive to heat and moisture. If you live in a warm or humid environment, this can be extremely problematic. Heat can kill organisms, and moisture can activate them within pills, only to die due to lack of nutrients and a proper environment. And while it probably won't hurt you to eat "dead" probiotics, you will not receive the gut health benefits from eating "dead' probiotics.
If you find a probiotic supplement that lives on a shelf rather than in the fridge, this doesn't mean that the supplement is less effective or that the probiotics are 'dead'. This means that the manufacturer of the supplement is using technology that allows the probiotic to remain stable and stay alive at room temperature.
This happens to be the case with our probiotic supplement, ProbioPure. We use a shelf-stable strain of probiotic, Morinaga BB536. Morinaga BB536 is a proprietary strain of Bifidobacterium longum developed by Japan's second-largest dairy company. BB536 is also one of the world's most researched and effective probiotic strains and the top-selling probiotic ingredient in Japan.
Many human clinical studies have shown BB536 supports a healthy microbial balance in the gut and relieves symptoms of occasional constipation and/or diarrhea, and indigestion (particularly flatulence) while decreasing ammonia and putrefactive products in the GI tract.*
For your digestive concerns, shop ProbioPure!