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Do probiotics need to be refrigerated?

Nancee Jaffe, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Some people are big fans of refrigerated probiotics. But there are freeze-dried versions that are shelf stable, and you can use those as well. The perceived benefit of refrigerated probiotics is that the organisms are already viable when you buy the product versus having to use your system to make the freeze-dried versions become more viable.

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