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Do I Really Need to Refrigerate My Probiotics?

Do I Really Need to Refrigerate My Probiotics?
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We hear this question from a lot of folks, so chances are it’s something you may have wondered about too. To help clear things up, we asked our team of experts what they had to say on the subject.

The bottom line? Don’t stress if you don’t always keep your probiotic supplements in the fridge. You’ll notice we don’t ship them in refrigerated packaging, and many stores will keep them on the shelf instead of in the cooler section. So why do we say it on our packaging?

It’s all about moisture—especially if you live in a warm, humid climate (we’re looking at you, Sunshine State). The reason we recommend keeping your probiotics in the refrigerator is to keep out moisture and help those good-for-your-gut bacteria last as long as possible.

If refrigeration is not an option, it’s best to store your probiotics in a cool, dry place at 77ºF (25ºC) or below (such as on the counter or in the pantry with your other supplements).