Probiotic America like the name implies, is a manufacturer that produces probiotic supplements and one of their most popular products is definitely the Perfect Biotics dietary probiotic. Perfect Biotics in terms of formula looks very good and attractive, but like most other probiotic and non-probiotic or other types of supplements it lacks one thing and that is FDA approval as well as any sort of clinical or scientific evidence that it works.
In other words, Perfect Biotics has not been tested in a clinical trial, so there is no proof that it works or that it is safe to be used.
Even so, as I’ve previously said, it definitely looks attractive and I say this because two very important things to consider when choosing a probiotic supplement are CFUs and strains and numbers do matter.
Perfect Biotics has 15 unique strains of probiotic bacteria and it has 30 billion colony forming units (CFUs) per capsule, for a total of 30 capsules.
That is quite a lot, it is certainly above many other supplements, probiotics, in the online market when it comes to how many CFUs it has per capsule but also to strains. Now, probiotic bacteria are living microorganisms just in case there was any doubt about that. They are living, inside of the capsules in the container and you’d be advised to keep the container away from moisture and maybe also keep the container in the fridge if required.
There are some supplements out there that tell you that refrigeration is not needed but still I think it’s better to keep them refrigerated because bacteria have a natural weakness to heat and moisture. For those of you interested in this, when you get a fever, that is your body using heat, raising the temperature to fight the infection.
In the cold, bacteria can grow and reproduce better, it’s the same for pathogens which are the harmful ones, and for probiotics which are the much safer and healthier ones. If the right conditions are not kept, these microorganisms will die and they often do die while sitting on the shelf, in the capsules. This means that sometimes you may read a certain number of CFUs on the label but that may not be the true number, which is why it’s better to choose carefully and choose probiotic supplements that are tested, certified and have credibility. Perfect Biotics, I am sorry to say, kind of lacks in these departments. It could still be a good choice but it comes with the risk that any supplement without proof comes with.