One of the biggest misconceptions regarding probiotics is that all of them need to be refrigerated. Originally, packaged probiotics were full of active species that were unprotected and constantly replicating. Refrigeration was needed for these probiotics in order to slow down the replication process and prolong shelf life. Without refrigeration, these probiotics would last days instead of months.
Thankfully, the days when all probiotic supplements required refrigeration are long gone! Now, non-refrigerated probiotics can be prepared before they start to replicate, so refrigeration is no longer needed to slow down this process. These new preparation methods have also been shown to extend shelf lives and improve survival rates. To find out more about refrigeration and probiotic growth, watch the video on Truth #4!