USANA Probiotic

What Makes USANA Probiotic Different From Other Probiotic Supplements?
What Strains Are in The USANA Probiotic?
Can USANA Probiotic be Mixed With Food and Beverages?
Does USANA Probiotic Need to be Refrigerated?
Why Does the USANA Probiotic Powder Vary in Appearance?

What Makes USANA Probiotic Different From Other Probiotic Supplements?

While probiotics have known benefits, there are many factors to consider when choosing a specific probiotic supplement.

First, note that different probiotic products utilize different bacteria strains. Numerous probiotic strains are available, many of which have very little to no clinical data regarding their benefit or physiological activity.

Second, stability is a huge problem with most strains of bacteria. Shelf-life for most strains is very short and many strains need refrigeration. Even refrigerated products can have poor viability and very short shelf-lives. In addition, many strains that have good data in culture or in vitro show no viability when exposed to the actual human digestive process. If a strain does not make it through digestion all the way to the intestine to colonize, its benefit is questionable.

USANA spent many years researching and combing through data in search of a product unaffected by these potential roadblocks. The result is the USANA Probiotic product. The two strains used in this product have extensive clinical and human data to support benefit and viability. Most commonly used strains do not.

Additionally, this particular proprietary blend has proven to be ultimately stable at room temperature. In both in-house and third-party testing we have been able to corroborate the manufacturer’s claim of 18-month stability.

The bacterial strains used in USANA Probiotic have numerous human trials to prove viability and benefit in humans. And, with better stability than other products on the market, the majority of other probiotic products cannot measure up to the overall quality and effectiveness of USANA Probiotic.

What Strains Are in The USANA Probiotic?

USANA Probiotic contains Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG, and Bifidobacterium BB-12.

Can USANA Probiotic be Mixed With Food and Beverages?

The most convenient way to take USANA Probiotic is consuming it straight from the stick pack. USANA Probiotic can be added to cold food and beverages. We do not recommend mixing it with boiling or hot liquids. High temperatures can reduce the effectiveness of the product.

If you decide to mix USANA Probiotic into a separate food or beverage, please consume the mixture within a reasonable timeframe (less than 30 minutes or so).  This will help minimize any potential loss of potency.

Does USANA Probiotic Need to be Refrigerated?

Whether a probiotic product needs refrigeration depends on the strain, the packaging, the manufacturing, and other ingredients added to the formula.  Stability tests have been done to establish shelf life, so we know our specific product is fine stored without refrigeration. USANA Probiotic is stable at room temperature (25° C) and keeps its effectiveness for 18 months. For individuals living in unusually hot climates, refrigeration can be used to ensure that the product remains potent for the duration of its shelf life.

Why Does the USANA Probiotic Powder Vary in Appearance?

It is not uncommon for USANA’s Probiotic powder to vary slightly in color (typically between white and light-pink). This effect is sometimes referred to as “pinking.” Please note that any variance in coloring is not a quality concern. There is no relationship between “pinking” and viability of the probiotic product.
Color changes to the product may be promoted by elevated temperature and humidity, but please understand that changes occur even during ideal storage conditions. Again, any change in color is unrelated to changes in quality or effectiveness of the product.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Please try your search again or submit a question here