Do Your Probiotics Arrive Alive™?

Posted by: Ursula Zamora on Friday, January 18, 2013
Did you know Garden of Life is the ONLY company that goes the distance to make sure the probiotics are not dead upon arrival, but ALIVE and ready to help your digestive tract immediately?
Garden of Life RAW Probioticsare targeted supplements with original culture strains from Bulgarian yogurt and Eastern European Wild Kefir with additional strains to provide benefits for specific ages and genders. Each of these whole food probiotic formulas provide more than 30 powerful probiotic strains, along with probiotic-created co-factors, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and probiotics. RAW Probiotics are also delivered in a prebiotic base of RAW fruits and veggies sourced directly from the region of Bulgaria where the probiotics were discovered.
RAW Probiotics™ are ideal for all adults seeking optimal health with age and gender targeted probiotics. The RAW Digestion line has our original probiotic formulas for Men, Women, Men 50+, Women 50+ and children as well as our newest additions of Ultimate Care, Colon Care, 5 Day Max and Vaginal Care. All of our Raw Probiotics are shipped to our retailers with the Arrive Alive Potency Promise, which means that there is a 85 billion CFU count in all four adult RAW Probiotic SKU’s. It is important to note that this is at the end of the "best use" date on the label, if stored according to label directions (which is two years from date of manufacture) compared to most other competitor's products,which have CFU counts at time of manufacture.
Which systems are in place to ensure RAW Probiotics™ formulas Arrive Alive™?
The probiotics in RAW Probiotics are grown in a state-of-the-art culturing facility and immediately put into frozen storage. Afterwards they are shipped in a freezer truck to our manufacturing facility. When received, they are immediately brought into freezers for storage.  
The facility is temperature and humidity controlled to ensure the highest possible viability of the probiotics during processing. After blending, encapsulating and bottling, the finished goods are immediately placed back into coolers. The finished goods are kept in cold storage until ordered by the retailer and never left to sit in a hot warehouseor on a hot UPS delivery truck for days.
Once ordered, the probiotics they are packaged into special “green” (no Styrofoam) containers with frozen packs for delivery to stores. Retailers are instructed to store our RAW Probiotics™ in the cooler until the consumers make a purchase. Overall, Garden of Life is the ONLY company that goes the distance to make sure the probiotics are not dead upon arrival, but ALIVE and ready to help your digestive tract immediately!
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Teresa Culberhouse commented on Friday, January 18, 2013
I have been using Garden of Life products for many years. Thanks for the extra mile that GF goes to make their probiotics arrive alive.
Shari D commented on Friday, January 18, 2013
I am ever so grateful for your RAW over 50 Pro-biotics. Knowing that they are alive-delievered in the freshest state means so much to me. I've tried other pro-biotics, but none match yours! Thank you and GOF "You Rock!"
Ginny Meaks commented on Monday, January 21, 2013
I had no idea that Garden of Life is the only company that keeps the probiotics refrigerated the entire time before they get to the store. I guess other companies don't care about the expense or the benefits of doing this?
Heather commented on Friday, January 25, 2013
Love your products! Hoping to try Primal Defense through your Facebook giveaway...
Laura Woods commented on Saturday, January 26, 2013
Actually, Natren has been keeping their probiotics refrigerated from manufacture through arrival for over 20 years.
Leon commented on Tuesday, April 09, 2013
But what abour the cargo hold of the plane? How can we be assured that the temperature in this scenario will never go above 71 degrees? Also, is there a way to test the probiotics after they arrive? Colour, texture, odour, anything?

Thank you.
Debbie thomas commented on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I won't be able to keep my probiotics refrigerated while I am in transit. Will they still be effective?

Thank you.
donna commented on Saturday, March 22, 2014
I ordered my RAW Probiotics from Amazon and they did not arrive in a "cold pack". My previous orders from a different company did. Are they still as effective? Thanks
will commented on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Hello, question - what steps are taken to keep the probiotics alive after ingestion? Since probiotics are mostly killed by gastric acid, without special capsule protection they are mostly dead regardless of how much preparation is done with freezing, etc.?
Joana commented on Wednesday, May 07, 2014
I won't be able to keep my probiotics refrigerated while I am in transit. Will they still be effective?
Anna St Charles commented on Sunday, August 10, 2014
Must the Raw Probiotics for Women 50 & Wiser be refrigerated after opening?
While traveling, how long can it remain effective without refrigeration?
Thank you.
Linda Johansen commented on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
If I buy online, do the probiotics need to be shipped refrigerated?
lindsey commented on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
I have the same question as many on this blog site. Might I suggest you post the answer on this page , to prevent repetitive questions. My roommate brought in a package with my probiotics into the house while I was on night shift so the probiotics sat at room temp for 12 hours not refrigerated. Will they still be alive and affective?

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