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Posted by Mary on August 23, 2002 at 00:05:11:

FYI- I went to a natural/homeopathic doctor today and he told me that any probiotic that is not refrigerated is worthless because the flora dies before it is ingested. In order to get it into your body to do you good, it needs to be ingested alive. Thought many of you doing the primal defense would like to know. Mary



Re: probiotics

Posted by Davetx on August 23, 2002 at 00:24:21:

In Reply to: probiotics posted by Mary on August 23, 2002 at 00:05:11:

Mary, I think he is a little behind in time. Primal defense process of being made is different. It is in a dormant state and only can be activated with liquids. It is made to resist heat and many other things. If you have doubts about it drop a tablet or two in milk and leave it out for a day or two and see what happens. It will turn thick like yogurt. Good luck



Re: probiotics

Posted by Mary on August 23, 2002 at 18:43:50:

In Reply to: Re: probiotics posted by Davetx on August 23, 2002 at 00:24:21:

Really? Do you work for primal defense?



Re: probiotics (Archive.) Refrigeration still necessary???

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 24, 2002 at 08:23:17:

In Reply to: probiotics posted by Mary on August 23, 2002 at 00:05:11:

Mary,

Davetx is correct. Although I still prefer refrigerated products, it is true that many products now have been stabilized without refrigeration. Remember that many kinds of bacteria can survive many years by encapsulating themselves into spore like hibernation.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: For Helping You - how about Flora Source?

Posted by FS user on August 24, 2002 at 11:51:24:

In Reply to: Re: probiotics (Archive.) Refrigeration still necessary??? posted by Walt Stoll on August 24, 2002 at 08:23:17:

We're going to be taking a trip (leaving today), and I guess I should put the Flora Source in a thermos packed with ice, just to be safe. Do you think that is necessary? IT seems to me that FS is one of the ones that have to be refrigerated.



Re: For Helping You - how about Flora Source?

Posted by Barb on August 24, 2002 at 14:05:01:

In Reply to: Re: For Helping You - how about Flora Source? posted by FS user on August 24, 2002 at 11:51:24:

Hi FS, I use Flora Source too. I think once it is opened it always needs to be refrigerated. I would keep in ice if I was traveling. Especially since FS is so expensive.

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Re: probiotics

Posted by Davetx on August 24, 2002 at 20:41:28:

In Reply to: Re: probiotics posted by Mary on August 23, 2002 at 18:43:50:

Mary, No I do not, and do not sell it either, but I have researched it a bunch. Good luck

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Re: For Helping You - how about Flora Source?

Posted by Helping You on August 27, 2002 at 09:57:18:

In Reply to: Re: For Helping You - how about Flora Source? posted by FS user on August 24, 2002 at 11:51:24:

Sorry I couldn't get to you in time, but when you read this, you will know for the next time.

I am told that FS can survive for up to 2 weeks at room temperature with only miniscule losses of organism. So, put it on ice if you can but if you can't, don't go through too much trouble. Keep it at room temp but don't let it get hot.

-HY



Re: For Helping You - how about Flora Source?

Posted by FS user on September 01, 2002 at 17:49:30:

In Reply to: Re: For Helping You - how about Flora Source? posted by Helping You on August 27, 2002 at 09:57:18:

THank you, HY.
I now know for next time. I ended up packing it in a small thermos with ice, and constantly replacing the ice. THen when we got to our destination, I stored it in the refrigerator. At least I knew it was okay - we did have some hot days.

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