We recommend taking our probiotics before meals. The formulas work with the food in your diet to make nutrients more available and convert excess sugars.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Do I need to take the probiotic with meals?
How often do I take your probiotics?
Every person is different but we find that people experience the best results from our probiotic(s) when taking two capsules per day. We generally recommend taking one in the morning before breakfast and one with the evening meal or just before bedtime.
What if it doesn’t work for me?
BiotiQuest offers a 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you don’t love our product, please let us know and we will provide a full refund and do what we can to help find a product that will work for you, even if it isn’t one of ours.
Where are your products manufactured?
BiotiQuest products are produced 100% in the USA from development all the way down to packaging. Our strains are produced by our partners in Georgia and Wisconsin, and then shipped to us in Colorado where they are combined together to make each of our unique formulas, put into capsules, and bottled.
Are you using unique strains in your formula?
Yes, many of our strains are exclusive strains. We source and isolate our strains from natural sources like fermented foods. Our powerhouse strain, Leuconostoc mesenteries was isolated from Martha’s sauerkraut from cabbage she grew in her garden several years before starting The BioCollective.
Do your probiotics required refrigeration?
Our probiotics are designed to be shelf stable at room temperature. Refrigeration will increase the life of the product, but is not required to maintain CFU counts.
What side effects may I experience
when taking BiotiQuest products?
Our probiotics change your internal ecosystem, so you may experience changes in your bowel movements while the system is adjusting.
Can I take more than one probiotic at once?
Yes. Our products can be combined or taken with other probiotic strains.
Are BiotiQuest probiotics GMP
certified and FDA approved?
Our strains and finished products are all produced in facilities that follow Good Management Practices (GMP). Supplements are covered by the FDA under the framework known as DSHEA. All of our products are in compliance with DSHEA. Our strains and ingredients fall under Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) status. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the Act), any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excepted from the definition of a food additive.
How do I know when I no longer need probiotics?
The gut microbiome is under constant assault from the modern industrial lifestyle: food, water, drugs all impact microbiome health. Maintaining and healthy diet, limiting medications and other gut damaging toxins will improve your odds of maintaing a healthy gut and skipping the probiotics. Some people find they feel better and don't need the same support as others. Others report to us that they cannot live without our products and know they will take them long term because they feel so much better when they do take them.
Are your probiotics vegan?
Yes, our probiotics are vegan, strains are grown on non-dairy vegan cultures and capsules are vegetarian.
How long does delivery usually take?
Products ordered by noon MST usually ship out the same day via USPS. Product usually arrives within 5 business days.
Is your packaging eco friendly?
BiotiQuest is dedicated to reducing our impact on the planet. We recently removed all plastic from our product shipping by switching to cardboard mailers that keep our product protected without the use of bubble wrap.
What actions have you taken to
ensure the safety of your product?
We do post production testing on all of our strains and our finished product. Our products are tested by a third-party service who provide a Certificate of Analysis.
Does my gut microbiome change?
It should. Our products are full of “good bacteria” that colonizes the gut and leads to a change in your overall gut microbiome. We have before and after fecal sample analysis that shows shifts in the microbiome, reducing and/or eliminating some pathogens and supporting a broader and more diverse population of healthy gut bacteria.
What if I can’t swallow capsules?
All of our probiotics come in capsules that can be pulled open. The powdered blend of probiotic strains can be added to food or a smoothie to make them easier to ingest without swallowing a pill.
Can I order BiotiQuest product internationally?
Yes!We can send our probiotics all over the globe. A shipping charge applies for all orders outside of the US, although the shipping estimates for some countries that is automatically calculated can be quite high. If you would like to place an international order and the shipping amount seems astronomically high, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can give you a more accurate calculation. Many of our international customers also choose to order in bulk to save on shipping costs.
Will I feel different when I start taking probiotics?
You should feel changes in your gut as you begin taking our formulas. That's the point! But you should not have what is typically called a herxheimer (detox) reaction. You want to shift your gut health and you will notice changes with our products.
Is it safe to take probiotics
with my current medication(s)?
Consult with your physician. Probiotics are generally safe but research has shown that gut bacteria can alter the metabolism of some drugs.