Refrigeration: Preserving Probiotics from Manufacture to Consumption
August 15, 2016•27 min
Your probiotic product should be refrigerated from creation to consumption so you get the benefits the product touts.Food labeling standards have improved. But, there isn’t the same oversight in the dietary supplement field. The standard that was read into Congressional record is bad for general business, because it puts restrictions and costs more for manufacturers than they desire. Refrigeration slows the growth of bacteria in a product. If your probiotics aren’t refrigerated (just like your meat and dairy), the bacteria will die. Higher temperatures of unrefrigerated warehouses and trucks stimulate bacteria growth. The growing and multiplying bacteria can’t escape the containers, so they suffocate. This is why unrefrigerated probiotics can’t guarantee live bacteria inside the products. Your probiotics need to be enrobed in oil so multiple strains can survive each other and the digestive process.Listen in as probiotics expert Natasha Trenev shares how refrigeration preserves your probiotics so you get your money's worth from your products.