FAQS

What is a probiotic?

Probiotics are “good” bacteria that help keep the intestines healthy and assist in digestion and nutrient absorption. Probiotics are live microorganisms, which, when administered daily and in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.

How does it work?

Hero Probiotics controls bacterial populations in the gut by crowding out bad bacteria such as E. coli, making room for the growth of “good” bacteria. The good bacteria in Hero Probiotics bind to the epithelial cells of the intestinal lining and increase in number; this promotes a stronger intestinal lining to protect against immune responses to food molecules that may be interpreted by the body as foreign objects. Hero Probiotics supports digestive and general health by producing enzymes that aid in the digestion of dietary fats and complex carbohydrates into beneficial by product such as small chain fatty acids (SCFA).

How do I use Hero Probiotics?

Just take one capsule with your first meal of the day. Studies have demonstrated that taking probiotics with milk is preferable to water.

Is Hero Probiotics fresher than other brands?

All probiotics are live microorganisms and like all things perishable, they survive longer under refrigeration. Studies have demonstrated that probiotics die off at a rate of 15% per month when stored at room temperature. Hero Probiotics are stored refrigerated in our warehouses and, unlike other brands that sit on retail store shelving for months at a time, our probiotics are delivered directly to your front door. Also, once a bottle of probiotics is opened and the air tight seal on the bottle is disturbed, moisture in the air begins to erode the activity of probiotics. Therefore, it is important to consume your probiotics within thirty days of opening the bottle. That is why Hero Probiotics contain desiccant to limit the damaging effects of moisture and are only sold in 30 day servings. Hero Probiotics guarantees a fresh product that contains 30 billion CFU as stated on the label.

Is this product safe to use?

Probiotics are considered safe overall for healthy people; short term side effects may include mild gas and bloating. Hero Probiotics is manufactured in a Good Manufacturing (GMP) facility. GMP is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to pharmaceutical-grade quality standards.

Is this a non-GMO?

Every strain of bacteria that makes up our Hero Probiotics™ formula is non GMO and wholly organic. Even our breakthrough strain, DE111 is non GMO!

Is it vegetarian or vegan?

The contents contained in Hero Probioticsare all vegetarian and vegan accordance with the guidelines of the American Vegetarian Association. We even encapsulate our probiotic in vegetable cellulose (DRcaps).

What is a CFU and how does Hero compare with other probiotic products?

“CFU” stands for “colony-forming unit”. A colony forming unit is a unit of measure that approximates how many living (or viable) cells are present in a capsule. Hero Probiotics™ guarantees 30 Billion CFUs and compared to other probiotic brands it is a high-potency blend probiotic with maximum health benefits.