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If I take probiotics should they be refrigerated? Or are room temperature supplements okay to take?

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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Check the label

Many forms of probiotics are stable at room temperature, but some do need to be refrigerated - especially after opening.
Probiotics can be a great choice for health. Thanks for asking!

In brief: Check the label

Many forms of probiotics are stable at room temperature, but some do need to be refrigerated - especially after opening.
Probiotics can be a great choice for health. Thanks for asking!
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Agree with Dr. Greene. However many probiotics are ineffective and don't work because they never survive the passage through the stomach as the beneficial bacteria are mostly killed by the gastric acid juices. Look for probiotics that are acid resistant or in a form that allows the bacteria to survive to reach the colon alive to re-colonize the colon with beneficial bacteria.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probiotics

It depends on which one you buy.
The package should say whether refrigeration is required, but it it doesn't, i'd suggest keeping it in the fridge.

In brief: Probiotics

It depends on which one you buy.
The package should say whether refrigeration is required, but it it doesn't, i'd suggest keeping it in the fridge.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both are fine

Many probiotics are not refrigerated, like culturelle or any of the ones i passed in trader joes recently.
But they do just fine, with the appropriate amounts of bifidum, acidophilus, and lactobacillus that you're looking for. Some are refrigerated though, like kefir and activia yogurt.

In brief: Both are fine

Many probiotics are not refrigerated, like culturelle or any of the ones i passed in trader joes recently.
But they do just fine, with the appropriate amounts of bifidum, acidophilus, and lactobacillus that you're looking for. Some are refrigerated though, like kefir and activia yogurt.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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