up4® Frequently Asked Questions
Simply put, probiotics are good bacteria which, when added to your daily routine, help promote a balanced gut to support your digestive and immune health.* Everyday factors, such as stress, travel, and even some medication usage can lead to occasional bacterial imbalances that may cause digestive and immune system issues. The probiotics in up4® Probiotics products help replenish good bacteria and restore your body’s natural balance.*
Taking a probiotic supplement like up4® Probiotics, with a unique blend of probiotic strains designed specifically for your lifestyle, helps to maintain the beneficial balance in your gut.* When good bacteria are added and allowed to multiply, they help replace the non-beneficial bacteria—boosting digestive health, supporting the immune system and contributing to better overall wellness.*
up4® should be stored in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
That’s because their viable (or live strains) can’t survive stomach acid. All of the probiotic strains we choose, including our superstrain Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1, are naturally resistant to stomach acid and bile. That means they will not only survive the harsh conditions of your stomach, but go on to reach your small and large intestines.*
up4® Probiotics products may be taken at any time of the day. We recommend taking up4® as part of your daily routine. While up4® products may be taken before or during meals, please see the directions for use on the specific product.
If taking capsules, you may swallow them whole or you can open the capsule to mix the contents with any cool food or beverage. For best results, take up4® every day to help achieve and maintain optimal digestive and immune health.* up4®’s benefits may be experienced within 48 hours of initial use, however some people do experience mild gas and bloating when they first start taking probiotics. This is normal, due to the changing environment in the digestive tract, and should go away within a short period of time. If you continue to experience these mild occurrences, we recommend discussing with your healthcare provider.
Yes! Children may benefit from taking probiotic supplements. up4® Probiotics has a probiotic formula designed specifically for children. up4® Kids Cubes® are soft, vanilla flavored chewable cubes that your kids will love. The up4® Kids Cubes® formula helps support children’s natural defense systems and helps reduce occasional digestive upset.* It also helps maintain healthy bacterial balance.*
Most of the yogurt produced in the U.S. is not probiotic. Yogurt is made by adding specific types of bacteria used to produce a defined texture and flavor profile, rather than added for health benefits. While probiotic yogurts are available, they contain specific probiotic strains added during or after culturing the yogurt. Additionally, this process is not often standardized to deliver a consistent number of microorganisms. The amount of probiotic in these yogurts vary between brands and batches, making it difficult to estimate the number of probiotics in a serving. In all up4® probiotics the number of CFUs are guaranteed through the expiration date on the box and are shelf-stable.° In addition, when you take up4® probiotics, you avoid the additional sugar and calories you would consume with yogurt.
You can find up4® at reputable natural health food stores in addition to major retailers including Target, Walgreens, CVS and online at Amazon. Click on our store locator to find a location near you.
Many people who travel occasionally develop digestive issues. up4® can help prepare your body for your next trip.* By taking up4® before and during your trip, you are supporting your digestive and immune systems, and building up the good bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract, helping to reduce the upset that sometimes occurs during travel.*
Taking the probiotics in up4® every day helps maintain a healthy balance of the good and non-beneficial bacteria in your body.* This promotes digestive, immune and overall health.* If you stop taking up4®, your body loses the DDS®-1 advantage in about 1–2 weeks. After you stop taking up4®, diet, occasional stress, travel and even some medications may cause occasional imbalance of the good bacteria and non-beneficial bacteria in the intestinal tract.* That’s why we recommend a daily serving of the probiotics in up4® to help maintain optimal health.*
up4® products are formulated with safe and effective ingredients that work naturally with your body to support your unique health and wellness needs.*up4®’s potency promise ensures delivery of an efficacious number of live, active cells in every capsule and cube° to help keep your immune and digestive system running smoothly.*