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Stability of ProBiotas: Suspended Animation
Written by: Seeking Health
So we’ve all heard of suspended animation, right? That’s where a living organism is, theoretically, placed in cryo- or a frozen state, so it can be brought back to life at a later time.
Freeze-drying, or lyophilization, is like "suspended animation" for food.
You can store a freeze-dried food for years, and then, when you're ready to eat it, you can revitalize it with a little water. That's some trick!
At Seeking Health, we’re always after not only the best PRODUCTS, but also the best DELIVERY systems - both to your house and for your body, to support long-term stability and efficacy. So your investment can go further, in every way possible.
In fact, all of our ProBiota products are freeze-dried to extend the product’s shelf life.
Even MORE important: Our products are freeze dried according to super-strict guidelines and undergo survival studies to ensure viability after freeze-drying.
It’s not all about what’s in it - it’s also about how VIABLE the product is under tough circumstances.
While we recommend refrigerating the ProBiota products to ensure maximum potency and shelf life, ProBiota products can be left at room temperature for days without a great loss of viable organisms.
If kept at average room temperature (68-70 F), most ProBiota products will remain potent for 4 - 6 months. At higher temperatures (86 F), they will maintain potency for 1 - 2 months.
More specifically, long-term testing with our products over two years, while stored at 39, 73, and 86 degrees Fahrenheit has been completed.
Here are just SOME of the results:
- While these products should not be subjected to high temperatures, being exposed to room temperature and even higher for a few days will only result in small losses of viable organisms.
- Most of our probiotics are able to withstand temperatures of 104 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 6 days without losing label claim potency.
Exposure to heat is not the only element that can degrade the ProBiota products; moisture and exposure to air are also detrimental.
Why? Most probiotics are anaerobic; they live in an absence of oxygen, so limiting exposure by keeping them in their tightly closed, dry container with the provided desiccant is ideal.
- Again, our ProBiota products are freeze dried to minimize the degradation caused by oxygen, and by keeping the ProBiota refrigerated in a tightly closed and dry container, you will maximize the shelf life and potency of your ProBiota product.
The bottom line is that in addition to providing the BEST products, we’re always watching YOUR bottom line - your financial investment in the best supplements AND your investment in your health, for now and for years to come.
Click here to see all of our Probiotics, and remember, if you’re new to our community, you get 1000 points for setting up an account. That's $10 to use on an order! †This article applies to the following products: ProBiota Bifido ProBiota Infant ProBiota 12 Powder ProBiota 12 ProBiota Rhamnosus ProBiota Sensitive ProBiota Woman *Temperature studies for new product, ProBiota HistaminX, are pending. While temperature studies are underway, we are including an icepack with all ProBiota HistaminX orders, free of charge, during summer months. It is normal for icepacks to arrive melted, which is not of concern as the ice packs have done their part by extending the colder temperatures during shipping. For more information on ProBiota HistaminX, click on this article!