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Why You Should Take Refrigerated Probiotics

Shelf Stable vs. Refrigerated Probiotics

Do you ever find yourself wondering whether you should go with an off-the-shelf probiotic or one that must be kept cold? Well we’re here to tell you that refrigeration makes a difference!

Probiotics are live bacteria cells that naturally die off at a faster rate when kept in warm or humid conditions. Many shelf stable, unrefrigerated probiotics fall short in providing the number of live cells experts say are necessary to help the natural “good” bacteria in your body do their jobs.

On the other hand, keeping your probiotics refrigerated reduces cell death for maximum, sustained probiotic potency. And because of this, Florajen proudly maintains a Cold Chain Commitment™

You can trust that from the time our probiotics are manufactured, until the time they are placed in your hands, they are kept refrigerated for freshness and potency. We want to make sure the billions of live cells that we put in each capsule are still there, alive, and ready to get to work for you!

Now that you know why probiotics are best kept cold, here are some other fun facts on what else is best at cooler temperatures!


Did you know that keeping your bedroom within the range of 60-68°F naturally produces more melatonin? Cooler temperatures have been reported to improve sleep quality, which can lead to enhanced moods and reduced stress.


Wake up your body! Ending your shower with a blast of cold water improves circulation, reduces stress, promotes healthy skin, strengthens immunity and increases energy.

Eye Creams

Make some room next to your probiotics! Refrigerating eye creams not only increases shelf life, but also makes products more effective in reducing eye puffiness and boosting circulation.

To learn more about our Cold Chain Commitment™, please click here.

†Florajen Eczema is a medical food probiotic intended to be taken under medical supervision.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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