Micro-encapsulated probiotics

ProBioFlora® fridge free probiotics

A new range of micro-encapsulated probiotic formulations containing documented probiotic strains which are supported by human clinical trials.

ProBioFlora® probiotics are fridge free, requiring no refrigeration. ProBioFlora® probiotics have improved survivability due to five-stage multi-layered micro-encapsulated technology. Micro-encapsulation holds the live probiotic in a suspended state, protecting it from heat and moisture, when kept at room temperature (25°C) in a dry environment. After 24 months, the survival rate of our ProBioFlora® strains are viable when stored at 25°C, ensuring stability and 100% of the colony forming unit (CFU) label claim through to expiration date.

Multi-layered micro-encapsulated technology consists of five specific layers around the probiotic, each of which plays a unique role in survivability and stability.

How do I store fridge free probiotics, are they stable?

For fridge-free, shelf-stable probiotics, please store in a cool dry place below 25°C, or refrigerate if you like. Prolonged excessive moisture and high heat will accelerate probiotic deterioration. High temperatures can kill probiotics, and exposure to temperatures above 46°C can increase the rate of loss rapidly, even for micro-encapsulated strains.

Why is the probiotic micro encapsulated?

Micro-encapsulation is a manufacturing process whereby the probiotic bacteria is coated with a thin plant based compound to protect the beneficial bacteria from heat and moisture degradation. The micro-encapsulation protects the probiotic and reduces the need for refrigeration.

What ingredients are used to create the micro encapsulation?

The micro-encapsulation contains the excipients, maltodextrin (tapioca starch), galactooligosaccharide, fructo-oligosaccharide, hypromellose, sodium alginate (agar), polysaccharide colloidal stabilizer (plant derived).