Digestion

Probiotics – Which is better, Shelf Stable or Refrigerated?

Many customers ask about the difference between refrigerated and shelf stable
probiotics. Probiotics in general are living organisms shown to promote healthy
gut microflora, protect intestinal integrity and boost immune function. The
number of microorganisms and strains can vary from product to product. But,
because probiotics are live organisms, they can easily be destroyed by heat and
gastric acidity. If you choose a refrigerated kind, it must be kept in the refrigerator
and taken with a meal. If shelf-stable is your choice, no refrigeration necessary
and can be taken on an empty stomach because the microorganisms are freeze
dried and specially coated to protect and bypass the harsh effects of the
gastrointestinal environment. When choosing a probiotic, it is not about which is
better or worse. It is about which type works best with your lifestyle and will give
you greater compliance. Understanding the difference of shelf stable vs
refrigerated probiotics will help you make the right choice and take further action
towards your digestive journey.
Come to Millers on Digest Day, April 27 between 11:00 am – 4: OO pm to learn
more about the steps of digestion and check our web site throughout the month
of April as we continue Our Digestive Series.

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