- Probiotics Delivery
- All probiotic orders are shipped with an ice pack (excludes shelf stable probiotics)
- We only ship probiotics Monday to Thursday (Friday orders are posted on Mondays to ensure probiotic orders aren't in transit over the weekend)
- Our policies comply with the manufacturer’s guidelines
- We recommend you select express post
How do we look after your probiotics?
At Natural Chemist, we do our best to maximise the time that your probiotics are kept at the recommended storage temperature of 2-8°C. We do this by storing probiotics orders at this temperature, right up until the moment we send them out for delivery with the courier.
We always recommend you choose express post at the checkout and will only send probiotic orders between Mondays and Thursdays, to minimise time spent in transit. We package probiotics in an insulated bag with a small ice pack, which ensures your probiotic order is kept cool for an additional part of its journey to you. We have been reassured by our suppliers that their probiotics are stable for at least the time they take to reach your doorstep. As such, it's important you refrigerate probiotic orders upon their arrival as soon as possible.
Manufacturer statements on handling probiotics:
Bioceuticals: Testing shows that after 4 days of storage at both 30°C and 37°C the number of colony forming units (CFUs) is still 25% more than is stated on the product labels (at 5 days it's still above label specified CFU). This is because Bioceuticals includes an overage in all products to ensure that label claims are met during the shelf life. Their probiotics are manufactured in humidity and temperature controlled environments using freeze drying and micro encapsulation methods to improve stability. The dose forms and packaging they use are chosen to minimise exposure to air and moisture which further promotes stability.
Biocidin: ProFlora 4R maintains shelf stability until its expiry date.
BioPractica: Shelf stable for up to 2 years when maintained at 25 degrees celsius and stable in transit.
Eagle: Shelf stable for up to 30 days at room temperature.
Ethical Nutrients: Ethical Nutrients probiotics are stable at 40°C for 2 days, 30°C for 2 weeks and 20°C for 4 months. The glass bottles used for probiotic manufacturing are made of a protective material, that even when warm to touch, protects the probiotics inside.
Mediherb: Shelf stable until expiry date.
Medlab: All Medlab probiotics are manufactured to be stable at room temperature for up to four months, from the date of production. Refrigeration is suggested, however these probiotics will be just as efficient out of the fridge for a short holiday and especially in transit.
Metagenics: Results of rigorous product testing shows that Metagenics probiotics are stable at 40°C for 2 days, 30°C for 2 weeks and 20°C for 4 months. The glass bottles used for probiotic manufacturing are made of a protective material, that even when warm to touch, protects the probiotics inside.
Mutaflor: Should always be refrigerated at 2-8 degrees celsius, however a short break – up to 72 hours at room temperature, is possible without any loss of efficacy.
Nutrition Care: Stability during testing maintained when stored at 35ºC for 7 days.
Orthoplex: MultiGen and MultiFlora have been studies to withstand temperatures up to 30°C for up to 11 days. Orthoplex Ultra Pure GG can withstand temperatures up to 30°C for up to four days.
Qiara: All Qiara probiotics have been manufactured to maintain shelf stability until their expiry date.
Spectrumceuticals: Stability data shows that Spectrumceuticals probiotics are shelf stable for up to one month. Their products are tested by storing them at 30°C for 1 month, then the number of colony forming units (CFUs) are counted and have been shown to exceed the listed quantity on the labels. In another test, the probiotics were stored at 42°C for 2 weeks and the listed quantity of CFUs was still met. This is due to Spectrumceuticals manufacturing practice of putting an overage of at least 30% in each product during production.
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