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FAQs

How do you open the pouch?

To open Kids! Fruit Probiotics, hold thumb and forefinger at base of straw, twist counterclockwise to remove the pouch cap.

Are probiotics safe?

Safety (and efficacy) varies from strain to strain so be sure that the probiotic you are considering has been determined as safe and that the safety testing has been reviewed by qualified experts, as those strains are generally safe for healthy individuals to consume. Nonetheless, it’s best to consult a physician before probiotics are integrated into the diets of infants, children, the elderly or individuals with comprised immune systems or other major underlying illnesses. Always tell your health care provider everything you are taking including the specific strain of probiotic.

Ganeden BC30® specifically, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status. This means that after an expert panel’s lengthy review of Ganeden BC30®, the FDA’s Department of Health and Human Services has no questions or objections to its GRAS status.

Are there different amounts of probiotics in the kids range and the adults range?

Yes, kids pouches contain 500 million Probiotics per servings while the adult pouches contain 1 billion probiotics per serving.

Probiotics are measured in “CFUs,” colony-forming units, which measure the amount of viable microbes in a probiotic. Different probiotic strains are effective at different levels so it is not possible to provide a standard daily ‘dose’ for all probiotics. Refer to product packaging for the effective level of live bacteria through the “best by” or expiration date. For Ganeden BC30® specifically, 500 million CFUs are recommended for immune support, while 1 billion CFUs are recommended for immune and digestive support.

What happens if child eats an adult pouch?

This is safe for your child, they will simply get a higher dose of probiotics. Probiotics are measured in “CFUs,” colony-forming units, which measure the amount of viable microbes in a probiotic. Different probiotic strains are effective at different levels so it is not possible to provide a standard daily ‘dose’ for all probiotics. Refer to product packaging for the effective level of live bacteria through the “best by” or expiration date. For Ganeden BC30® specifically, 500 million CFUs are recommended for immune support, while 1 billion CFUs are recommended for immune and digestive support.

Does this product have side effects?

In general, probiotics do not cause noticeable side effects but may cause gas or bloating for the first few days. Make sure you know the strain you’re consuming and share the information with your doctor or health care provider.

What are probiotics?

Ganeden BC30® is the trademarked brand name of the patented “good bacteria” strain, Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086. It’s a branded probiotic ingredient in many foods and beverages that helps support digestive and immune health when taken daily.

Do probiotics need to be refrigerated?

Yes – probiotics need to be kept refrigerated in order to keep the probiotic levels at the stated amount on the label.

How long can I leave this out of refrigerated temperature?

The probiotic in Kids! Fruit Probiotics’ is a strain called GanedenBC30® and if this strain is in liquid, it remains alive in a refrigerated environment. There is no harm to the product, nor taste degradation, if the probiotics become "inactive" due to temperatures warmer than a refrigerated environment. However, at higher temperatures sustained above refrigeration, Ganeden BC30® probiotics may no longer provide digestive or immune benefits.

Can I get sick eating non-refrigerated probiotics?

No, these will not make you sick but probiotic levels may be lower than the stated amount if the product has not been refrigerated.

Can I get sick eating too many?

In general, probiotics do not cause noticeable side effects but may cause gas or bloating for the first few days. Make sure you know the strain you’re consuming and share the information with your doctor or health care provider.

How long after the best by is this still good?

We recommend consuming the product by the best by date on the package.

Can dead probiotics make me sick?

No, they will not make you sick however they will not result in the positive benefits of live probiotics.

Is there a difference between probiotics in yogurt vs probiotic in Kids! Fruit Probiotics vs pill form?

Ganeden BC30® survives conditions other probiotics can’t. Most probiotics are extremely fragile and thus few cells survive digestion to populate the intestines. Ganeden BC30® is different. It was designed by nature to survive and thrive in conditions other probiotics cannot. While most probiotics are delivered in capsule or tablet form, or in cultured dairy products, like yogurt, Ganeden BC30® can be consumed in a variety of foods and beverages such as muffins, yogurt, bars and even tea and coffee.

Do probiotics have a taste or smell?

The probiotics in Fruit Probiotics do not have a taste or smell.

What should I do with a swollen pouch?

Do not consume any pouches that appear swollen or damaged.

Can you be allergic to probiotics?

Ganeden BC30® is free of all Big 8 allergens recognized in the US – Milk, Eggs, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Soy, and Wheat.

How do probiotics work?

From the day you were born, your digestive tract has been exposed to a steady stream of bacteria – some helpful, some harmful. One key to intestinal health is maintaining a balance of these helpful and harmful bacteria. Over time, many factors including diet, aging, antibiotic use, travel, medications, illness, stress, and hormonal changes, can disrupt intestinal balance. To help level the playing field of good and bad bacteria, you should add a daily supplement or probiotic fortified foods and beverages to your diet.

Where do probiotics come from?

Probiotics can be found in various forms, however most people associate them with yogurt and dietary supplements. But as consumers become more aware of the benefits of probiotics, they find that probiotics can be found in a growing variety of fortified foods and beverages around the world.

What are the benefits of probiotics?

In peer reviewed, published clinical studies, Ganeden BC30® has been shown to support digestive and immune health, which can become compromised by many factors including travel, poor diet and lack of sleep. These conditions can decrease the levels of good bacteria found in the gut where over 70% of your immune cells reside.

Should I consult my physician?

It’s best to consult a physician before probiotics are integrated into the diets of infants, children, the elderly or individuals with comprised immune systems or other major underlying illnesses. Always tell your health care provider everything you are taking including the specific strain of probiotic.

Is there an age limit?

It’s best to consult a physician before probiotics are integrated into the diets of infants, children, the elderly or individuals with comprised immune systems or other major underlying illnesses. Always tell your health care provider everything you are taking including the specific strain of probiotic.

Do probiotics contain allergens?

Ganeden BC30® is allergen free.

Are probiotics organic?

This product, Fruit Probiotics, is an Organic Certified product.

Can I feel probiotics working?

In general, probiotics do not cause noticeable side effects but may cause gas or bloating for the first few days. Make sure you know the strain you’re consuming and share the information with your doctor or health care provider.

Can probiotics give you heartburn/acid reflux?

In general, probiotics do not cause noticeable side effects but may cause gas or bloating for the first few days. Make sure you know the strain you’re consuming and share the information with your doctor or health care provider.

When is the best time to take probiotics?

This product can be eaten anytime.

Are these ok to put in a lunch box?

For lunchboxes, Kids! Fruit Probiotics pouches should be stored inside a thermo-chilled (or thermo-insulated) lunchbox with an ice pack to keep the pouches at refrigerated temperatures.

I’m out of adult probiotics, can I eat kid’s probiotics instead?

Yes, however you will receive a smaller dose of probiotics than in your usual adult pouch. Probiotics are measured in “CFUs,” colony-forming units, which measure the amount of viable microbes in a probiotic. Different probiotic strains are effective at different levels so it is not possible to provide a standard daily ‘dose’ for all probiotics. Refer to product packaging for the effective level of live bacteria through the “best by” or expiration date. For Ganeden BC30® specifically, 500 million CFUs are recommended for immune support, while 1 billion CFUs are recommended for immune and digestive support.

Can probiotics be frozen?

We recommend keeping these products refrigerated.

Do probiotics have calories?

The probiotic Ganeden BC30® is calorie free.

Can Kids! Fruit Probiotics be heated? Will the probiotics die?

We recommend keeping these products refrigerated to ensure the benefits of the probiotics.