If you're new to Probulin probiotics or if you're thinking of making the switch to Probulin, questions around the benefits of daily probiotics, efficacy, and shipping are all to be expected. In an effort to help you on your health journey, here's a list of some commonly asked questions.
Prebiotics are fractions of soluble fiber that are food for probiotics. Not all fibers are prebiotics, the determination has to do with the chemical bonds that make up the fiber. At probulin we use Inulin made from chicory root, among the most studied prebiotic sources. There is debate among researchers as to whether other plant molecules such as polyphenols could also function as a prebiotics.
The World Health Organization refers to Probiotics as microorganisms (select yeast and bacteria) that provide a benefit to the host when consumed in adequate amounts. Probiotics have been linked in countless clinical trials to supporting immune health, as well as healthy bowel function, and proper digestion of the food we eat.
Compounds created by probiotics that condition their environment and encourage growth and stability. These postbiotic compounds may include such things as:
At Probulin, we believe you should look for:
Bedtime is the BEST time for probiotics. However, all ProbulinⓇ products may be taken with or without food and can be taken during the day or in the evening.
It's not about how many billions you take, but rather about how many will survive the journey. Research suggests that simply ingesting more CFUs will not necessarily deliver better results. For this reason, ProbulinⓇ uses the scientifically validated MAKTrekⓇ 3-D Probiotic Delivery System to provide better survival of beneficial bacteria.
At ProbulinⓇ , our “Cold + Protected” shipping method keeps probiotics alive as they make their journey to you. The journey isn't easy for these organisms. Without proper shipping, storage and handling, these beneficial cultures could easily die in transit. Heat and moisture are the chief enemies, and temperatures inside a delivery truck can easily reach 150ºF.
At ProbulinⓇ , we use a specialized insulated box made partially from recycled blue jean textile waste material. Amazingly, this material has the same insulation rating as Styrofoam but is biodegradable and environmentally safe! We also use blister trays boasting a metallic film which is among the most effective barriers against moisture available. All ProbulinⓇ digestive care products are packaged and shipped in a way that best provides for probiotic survival.
This is part of the MakTrek-3D delivery system: A secondary barrier created by brown seaweed polysaccharides to protect the beneficial probiotic and provide a micro-environment for proper acid protection and hydration through the digestive process all in order to deliver better probiotic survival.
Sustainably harvested off the coast of Chile and Peru
No, it does not.
They are essentially Vegan, as they do not contain any animal derived product (unless you consider probiotic cells to be animals!) but we do not have the Vegan Certificate.
No, we do not.
Generally, this is not necessary. Our products are intended to be used as directed or as suggested by your healthcare practitioner. However, it should be noted that under 50 Billion cells per day is a safe supplemental range in the probiotic industry.
There is significant controversy about this question, generally it is recommended to separate the time of ingestion by at least 2 hours. If you are taking a medication it is wise to consult with your healthcare professional before taking our product.
Freeze Dried. We do not use “Soil-Based” bacteria (spores). And if you want to know more about why please ask us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
No. Our bodies do not produce bacteria and there is no evidence of a negative feedback loop with probiotics in our body. Modern diets tend to contain less cultured/fermented food in our daily diets compared to our ancestors.
Probulin is proud to be among the first to use laser-based technology to count bacterial cells in a more consistent and accurate way compared to traditional CFU. This technology is called Flow Cytometry. Flow cytometry allows measurement of how many are alive, versus dead or injured cells. (CFU technology has never had this ability.)
Colony Forming Unit - is the most common way of estimating how many probiotic cells are contained in the product. Note that while CFU counts are important there are known limitations with this method in terms of accuracy and speed.
Everyday factors such as diet, alcohol consumption, exposure to modern chemicals, and how often you consume traditional cultured food in modern diets can impact the balance of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract. Consistent use of a probiotic will help to support the digestive microbiome more efficiently.
There are several factors to consider when estimating the potency of a probiotic it's not as simple as measuring total cell count! Here are some of the factors to look for: The number of cells provided, the capabilities of the selected strains, the quality of the manufacturing process, and finally the specific interaction of the bacteria on the intestine. It is our belief that simply flooding the intestine with probiotics is not the most effective strategy.
When first taking a probiotic, many experience a positive change in their digestion with reductions of occasional gas and bloating. For others, there is a short period of adjustment which can include some temporary discomfort, such as more gas and bloating, for a short time as probiotics work.
Yes. However, the MAKTrek 3-D probiotic delivery system contains a seaweed polysaccharide that is meant to be taken with the probiotics and will not be as effective without the delivery system.
Probiotics have generally been deemed to be safe. Nonetheless we believe that pregnant or lactating women should always consult their healthcare professional before taking any supplement.
Probulin probiotics are shelf-stable and do not require refrigeration. This is due to the effective moisture barriers and selection of sturdy strains. Though refrigeration is not required it may extend shelf life. We do ship our products “cold and protected” year-round in order to avoid temperature spikes during transit. However, normal ambient temperatures are not of great concern for Probulin Probiotics.
We have completed real-time stability studies on our products and we have great confidence that when stored as directed, every Probulin probiotic should meet its potency claim until the “Best By” date listed on the package.
No. The bacteria in our skincare products is processed in a manner that was borne out of clinical research and does not require refrigeration after the unique manufacturing process.
Probulin probiotics—and beneficial bacteria in general—can play an integral role in how to cleanse your digestive system. Probiotics support optimal digestion and regularity, immune function, and even offer relief from the discomfort of occasional gas & bloating.
In order to get the most out of your probiotic, it's important to also know which foods have prebiotics, the fibers that serve as fuel to your friendly flora. Eating a diet rich in these fibers can enhance the health benefits of probiotics.
At Probulin, questions like this come in a fair amount. While our Total Care is a great formula for overall support, there are more targeted formulas for immune support, women's health, colon care, and even children's health. There's truly a Probulin probiotic that's perfect for everyone. We encourage you to browse our line of Probulin Probiotics to determine which formula is best for you.
Make sure you understand-what does CFU mean in probiotics? - before deciding on an appropriate amount to take.
In order to ensure safety, always check the expiration date on the product you're taking. If you've wondered, do probiotics expire? The answer is, eventually yes! Checking expiration and allergen info is always a must.
If someone questions Probulin products' safety or efficacy, they need look no further than our third-party verification and our certificates of analysis.
We understand that everyone's body is unique and therefore requires unique-to-them care. If you have questions about your health—digestive or otherwise—you should always consult your trusted healthcare provider before adding supplements to your regimen.
Believe it or not, 70% of your immune system lives in your gut. (Weird, we know.) Probiotics assist your immune system in several key ways, including supporting your digestive system. For some people, their microbiomes can get out of whack, which can also affect their immune health. By helping to rebalance the microbiome, probiotics can support digestive health and immune health at the same time. Learn more about probiotics for your immune system.
Can probiotic extracts really improve your skin? The answer is yes, as long as you apply the right kind. Microbes already live on your skin and play an important role in how your skin looks and stands up to environmental stresses. Our topical probiotic products contain probiotic extracts that may be able to support the skin's natural renewal process, resulting in improved skin appearance. Here's a deeper look at how probiotic skincare products work and how probiotics can help your skin.
Digestive enzymes are critical to breaking down your foods so that the nutrients you eat can be more easily absorbed into the bloodstream. Some people struggle to break down foods that contain enzyme inhibitors, like beans, potatoes, wheat germ, eggs, and more. Digestive enzyme products can help this breakdown process, so your body absorbs more of the nutrients you need. Learn more about the benefits of taking digestive enzymes.
Yes! Probiotics specifically formulated for kids are generally safe for them. It’s always a good idea to work with your child’s pediatrician when trying new products with your little ones. Some doctors recommend waiting until they are at least one year old before using a probiotic.
Orders are processed and shipped Monday through Friday until 4 PM CST. On Friday, orders received after 3 PM CST will not be processed until the following Monday. All standard United States shipping holidays will apply.
When shipping by FedEx Express, shipping time will vary based on the “ship to” destination. Please allow 2-5 business days.
ProbulinⓇ offers free shipping on all US orders over $50.
Probiotic Extract Skincare and Enzymes may be shipped via P.O. Box. These packages are sent via USPS. Please allow 2-5 business days for P.O. Box deliveries.
No, at this time we only ship to destinations inside the United States.
Unfortunately only the sender can re-direct a shipment during transit. We are always happy to assist you in this situation. Please call 1-888-697-8770.
When ProbulinⓇ probiotics leave our NSFⓇ Certified cGMP facility, they often have a long journey to the customer. You may be wondering, do probiotics need to be refrigerated?
While Probulin probiotics are shelf-stable, it's still best to avoid heat and moisture. Probiotic bacteria do not like extreme temperature changes; in fact, it kills them. That's why our probiotics are packed inside a properly insulated box with ice, to provide stability for the probiotic bacteria throughout the journey.
Probulin takes great pride in our products. If for some reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for replacement, credit or refund.
Probulin Billing and Sales Tax Terms
Probulin proudly accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Paypal for online payment.
Your card is charged upon completion and confirmation of your online transaction. You will receive an order confirmation by email which will summarize all transactional information.
All returns on items purchased online will be processed in the form of electronic transaction credit to the card originally used to make the online purchase.
Sales tax will be applied per the regulation of your state at the point of online sale.
Please contact us if you have any questions about billing, sales tax, or shipping.
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