Frequently Asked Questions
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria found naturally throughout your digestive system. They are vital for keeping your digestive and immune system functioning properly. Modern lifestyles often lead to bacterial imbalances that may cause digestive issues and weakened immune systems. UP4™ Probiotics help replenish this good bacteria and restore your body’s natural balance leading to A Happier Inside™.
Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1 is our trademarked superstrain. DDS®-1 boasts over four decades worth of clinical research in the areas of digestive and immune health benefits. It is also one of the few probiotic strains researched to be beneficial in all age groups, including children and adults of all ages. In addition, DDS®-1 is naturally acid and bile resistant. For these reasons, it serves as the foundation of each and every one of our UP4™ products.
We have special formulas geared towards specific needs, like a Women’s product with certified organic cranberry for urinary tract health or UP4™ KIDS CUBES that make it easy for children to enjoy a daily probiotic. To find out more information, we advise reading the product information found on each product page.
It’s an industry-wide term. It’s the way we measure probiotic potency. The CFU stands for colony-forming units and the “g” means grams.
No, all UP4™ Probiotics are shelf stable with potency guaranteed until time of expiration. This means that you can store UP4™ in the fridge or on the counter, and the labeled potency is guaranteed until the expiration date.
All UP4™ Probiotics are shelf stable with potency guaranteed until time of expiration. Our formulas are precisely designed using only the most premium quality ingredients to ensure the potency stated on the package is the potency in the product until the expiration date.
That’s because their viable (or live strains) can’t survive stomach acid. All of the probiotic strains we choose, including our award-winning superstrain Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1, are naturally resistant to stomach acid and bile, meaning they will not only survive the harsh conditions of your stomach, but go on to reach your small and large intestines.
We recommend taking UP4™ first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach or during meals. KIDS CUBES are fine any time. You’ll start to see results in a few days.
“Anti” biotics kill bacteria, both good and bad. “Pro”biotics are there to help supplement that “good” bacteria. If you’re unsure, check with your doctor.
Yes! Children can greatly benefit from taking probiotic supplements. UP4™ has two probiotic formulas designed specifically for children, UP4™ CHILDREN’S and UP4™ KIDS CUBES. UP4™ CHILDREN’S is a clinically proven dissolvable powder that can be easily added to drinks and cold foods while UP4™ KIDS CUBES are soft, vanilla flavored chewable cubes that your kids will love.
Most yogurts do not contain nearly the same amount of beneficial probiotics as an UP4™ product. In addition, when you take UP4™ Probiotics, you avoid all the additional sugar and calories you would get from a yogurt.
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