Garden of life ultimate care probiotics or coconut kefir. All probiotics should require refrigeration. If they don't then don't buy it
We know so little about probiotics especially in Vivo i think right now were essentially just pissing...errrr ****ting in the wind lol. In the next decade or two though I think well have a much better handle on the gi and microbio me in general and how to actually properly apply specific strains, etc.
Never hurts to use em though, unless they do cause any negative symptoms that is. I prefer kimchi, sauerkraut, cultured dairy, etc.
A lot of people will say that they love milk, but not many will admit that they are "in love" with milk.
I got a bottle of the NOW and within a couple of days - I was back on track. I have not looked back - take it everyday. Lowcost Insurance. I do see much value in throwing away more money for probiotics (when I eat a healthy diet and am fit to start with) that could be better used for supplements...just my OP.
Again..not here to argue...you can believe what you want. I have acid reflux disease I have researched my ass off trying to find the right combination of supplements, homeopathy and diet so that I can get off nexium. Which I have successfully done after being on it for three years. So if you think I'm just going off of hear say you are mistaken. If you're that invested use Google its not that difficult. I'm not going to look for studies and evidence and all that I'm on my phone
Found this great pdf file at
go to page 21 and look at table 9 where they list evidence based probiotic strains.
Have to say almost all of this strains are in Primal Defense Ultra that doesn't need to be refrigerated so could be perfect for my 2-4 months trip exploring Asia staring around November.
Still heat in Asia will go up to 45C (100 ) so it might be true test if organisms remain active even if being inactive in dry freezed state inside the bottle.
Thanks to everybody and this great forum filled with awesome knowledge and feedbacks.
Honestly, I don't think they've ever done experiments on what's the best way to store these things. The biggest issue is with packaging. Many products say that hey have X numbe live organisms count but often a big part of that dies in the process of being packaged. I think Garden of Life guarantees the live count stated on the bottle.
For all those interested, there's a microbiology podcast on iTunes, it's pretty great listening when you have the time. All they talk about is the science of bacteria. No products talk, just pure science discussion on the topic of bacteria.
I'm looking prices for garden of life Primal Defense ULTRA in UK and they all claim over $100 for 180 caps bottle when US sellers have it for around $40.
How can price difference be 150% when most supplement in UK cost usually around 60% more hmm?!?
If we'd say extra 20% is shipping from US to UK than another 20% for VAT and Uk seller wants to make 30% that's still only 70% extra BUT 150% more that's a rip off.
Decided to try the Primal Defense Ultra. Thanks all. My goal is to stop or reduce a bloating condition with only my stomach area. I think it's a food allergy but thinking a digestion related one, hence the probiotics. I've been researching this issue for a while and decided to give probiotics a try first then start eliminating foods.
Ultimate Flora pills are a solid one a day probiotic as is Bio-K which is a quick drink/shot of probiotic infusion. Also inner-echo is a natural probiotic coconut kefir drink, good to have in the fridge and take a swag twice a day with meals.
Evomuse Gut Health without a doubt,it is a staple for me!
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