What is the difference between refrigerated and non-refrigerated probiotics? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 2 Old 10-26-2004, 06:11 PM - Thread Starter
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My OB/GYN wants me to start acidophilus along with boric acid capsules for my yeast infection (acidophilus orally; boric acid capsules vaginally).

I went to my Wild Oats store today and there is a myriad of probiotics both refrigerated and non-refrigerated.

What is the difference?
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There's a huge difference from one brand to the next not just between what's in the fridge & what's on the shelf. They all have different amounts & different types of bacteria per dose. Some brands are encapsulated in stuff that makes them "room temperature stable" but even for those refridgeration is preferable. When you are looking at the label, check to see how many billion bacteria are in each dose. Also check to see what species of bacteria are in the product. Personally, the product I like has L. rhamnosus, L. acidophilus, L. casei, L. plantarum & some bifidobacteria.
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