Florastor Probiotics Review

Florastor Probiotics

By Contributor Allison Baltzersen

Here’s the thing about probiotics: while they are totally good for you, they are kind of inconvenient to take daily.

Florastor Probiotics

Case in point: the bottle of probiotics in my fridge. Can you find it? Yeah, I usually can’t either.  After an exhaustive search, I finally found it cowering behind the applesauce.

Florastor Probiotics

The solution: Florastor Probiotics are shelf-stable for up to three years without refrigeration.  Craziness, right?  I read the fine print.  The manufacturers use a method called lyophilization (kind of like freeze-drying) to keep the non-bacterial yeast cozy at room temperature.  It doesn’t require refrigeration like yogurt and many bacteria-based probiotics, as it contains 250 mg of Saccharomyces boulardii lyo, found naturally on the skin of lychees and mangosteens (tropical fruits).  That said, these probiotics are not vegan as they do contain milk lactose. According to the packaging, because the product is non-bacterial, it does not interact with any antibiotic medications, exacerbate any candida yeast infections or lactose intolerance like other probiotics on the market.

Florastor Probiotics come in two styles: capsules for adults and tutti-frutti flavored powder packets for kids (age 2 months and up).

Florastor Probiotics

While it’s unclear what exactly the “tutti-frutti” flavor is (artificial? real?), it is rather pleasant to taste.  I mixed a pouch in plain coconut yogurt and my toddler inhaled the bowl, licking her fingers and asking for more.

These Florastor Probiotics, especially the individual Kids pouches, are extremely handy for families who travel frequently or tend to lose their traditional probiotics in the back of their fridge like mine does.

Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided and all views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

Allison Baltzersen is a mother of two baby girls and blogs about her bumblings through green parenting over at Funny Shade of Green.

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16 responses to “Florastor Probiotics Review”

  1. Emily — March 31, 2014 @ 2:20 pm (#)

    Great! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Stephanie LaPlante — April 1, 2014 @ 3:42 pm (#)

    That definitely sounds worth a try!

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  3. Erika B — April 3, 2014 @ 7:35 am (#)

    What an awesome idea for a product! I will have to look out for these, as they would be very beneficial to our family!

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  4. bran — April 24, 2014 @ 1:51 pm (#)

    Thanks for the info! I have been wondering about this for awhile now, will pass on to my friend as well.

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  5. Jeannie — May 19, 2014 @ 12:51 am (#)

    Thanks for sharing this information. I think it’s worth trying.

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  6. Laurie P — August 17, 2014 @ 7:37 am (#)

    This brand is new to me, I’ll have to keep my eyes open for it at the stores…

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  7. DARLENE+W — October 17, 2014 @ 9:18 am (#)

    Hmm, never thought of taking probiotic pills before

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  8. Darlene+W — November 4, 2014 @ 4:15 pm (#)

    Used this and it helps

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  9. darlene+w — November 15, 2014 @ 8:15 pm (#)

    you never know unless you try it

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  10. kathy+downey — November 28, 2014 @ 6:41 am (#)

    Worth a try!

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  11. kathy+downey — December 3, 2014 @ 8:31 am (#)

    Thanks so much for sharing with us

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  12. kathy downey — February 25, 2015 @ 7:19 am (#)

    This may definitely sounds worth a try!

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  13. kathy downey — March 26, 2015 @ 8:56 am (#)

    Just never thought of taking probiotic pills before

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  14. kathy downey — April 9, 2015 @ 1:32 pm (#)

    Well I never really thought of taking probiotic pills before.

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  15. kathy downey — June 29, 2015 @ 9:51 am (#)

    Thanks for the info,passed on to my friend who was wondering about this!

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  16. Elizabeth Matthiesen — August 6, 2015 @ 4:53 pm (#)

    I’ve never taken probiotics, I don’t remember ever hearing about them when my kids were young. Every now and again I’ll remember to take my vitamins though 🙂

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