Probiotic tablets -- how can bacteria be dried?
June 11, 2008 8:00 AM Subscribe
Probiotic vitamin tablets: How can bacteria be made into a tablet? Aren't they alive? How can they be dried?
posted by humblepigeon to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My vitamin tablets have a layer in them that's probiotic bacteria for my gut. The packaging says this is a wonderful thing because they don't need to be stored at a certain temperature, and they've got a shelf life until 2010. But aren't bacteria living organisms? How can they be dried?