UP4 - Adult Probiotic Supplement with DDS-1 - 60 Vegetable Capsules
UP4 Adult Probiotic Supplement with DDS-1 is a probiotic superstar (voted a Best of Supplements winner by Better Nutrition magazine) and is designed specifically with adults in mind. UP4 Adult is the perfect probiotic combination for helping adults maintain a healthy digestive system. Starting with UP4's own trademarked strain L. acidophilus DDS-1, they added three strains of Bifidobacteria to maximize the benefits unique to each strain (B. longum, B. lactis, B. bifidum). Use UP4 Adult Probiotic Supplement daily to support your digestive and immune health. UP4 Adult Probiotic Supplement is laboratory tested to meet strict standards for potency and purity. Potency is guaranteed at time of expiration and product is room temperature stable for two years.
UP4 A Happier Inside, Probiotics with DDS-1
Not all probiotic strains are created equal. Exceptionally resilient, scientifically validated superstrains like Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 are the base for UP4 Probiotics' formulas. Their selected live cultures are proven to naturally withstand stomach acid and bile without the need for chemical coatings.
Get in the UP4 Frame of Mind
- UP4 Inner Happy for Every Body
- UP4 Facing the Challenge Head On
- UP4 Living Life to the Fullest
- UP4 Making a Difference
It's the epiphany you've been waiting for... the call to action you need. UP4 triumphing in the 5K? Going sleeveless this summer? Declaring war on sugar-coated cereal? It's time to face that challenge head on. With UP4 Probiotics you get more than a healthier inside, you get the UP4 state of mind. Let UP4 Probiotics tackle your goals with you!
UP4 a Healthier Balance?
UP4 Probiotics are your key to inner happy. UP4 formulas are based on proven strains that provide your body with the healthy bacteria you need. With probiotocs and your body in balance, the results are a happier inside.
They’ve been making probiotics in the USA for more than 30 years. And it’s all they do, from creating the formulas and manufacturing, to getting the products to you. For them, it’s a science, an art, and definitely their passion.
Not all probiotic strains are created equal. UP4 starts with exceptionally resilient, scientifically validated strains like Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 as a base for all of their blends. They add additional live cultures that can naturally withstand stomach acid and bile without the need for chemical coatings.
UP4's formulas are based on researched and proven strains that promote the healthy bacteria in your body. With probiotics and your body in balance, the results are a happier inside.
UP4 stands on their legacy of quality. They’re dedicated to being a leader in the field and guarantee you will always get what is promised on their labels. It’s what you’d expect from a company that’s all in for probiotics.
Meet UP4 Probiotics' People
Kevin Mehring, President/CEO
“Not all probiotics are created equal and, excitingly, neither are we!”
As a company, UP4's sole focus is probiotics, and there’s no one more committed to making great probiotics products a huge success. Kevin is well-rounded as a science-oriented business professional with a B.S. in Chemistry and an MBA in Business. His experience encompasses large, multi-national organizations yet his true passion lies with entrepreneurial start-ups. With drive and humor, Kevin is dedicated to developing the UP4 company and their cutting-edge products.
Dr. Greg Leyer, Chief Scientific Officer
"It's more than innovative products, it's about making probiotics easy to love."
Here’s a guy who lives the mantra: Probiotics for Every Body! Dr. Greg is the mastermind behind UP4 probiotics. In fact, he has been passionate about probiotics for 20 years. A Ph.D. in Microbiology—Food Science, Dr. Greg’s professional experience spans everything from probiotic technology development and geeky science to technical sales experience and intellectual property development. A wellness advocate, Dr. Greg has a rare gift as an inspiring educator and speaker.
Michele Rickard, Director of Quality & Continuous Improvement
"Our quality is second to none, but it won't stop us pushing to improve."
Fantastically funny and geeky-bright, Michele, an ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality and Operational Excellence, joins UP4 after 13 years in regulatory compliance, organizational leadership, and manufacturing quality management systems. With expertise in dietary supplement, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries, Michele is super-detailed and 100% committed to continually improving UP4 products and processes. She’s also a proud wife, mom and grandmom, who enjoys zombie movies, fishing and playing No Limit Texas Hold ’Em.
Ken Seguine, Vice President Sales & Marketing
"It's a joy to be charged with growing something you truly believe in."
The formula for Ken? Equal parts energy, personality, and creativity. This 20-year veteran in the natural products industry does it all, from guiding UP4's colorful packaging to getting their premium products out there. Ken serves as Secretary of the State of Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council. He and his partner are deeply committed to sustainable agriculture and, among other accomplishments, have created the first pumpkin seed oil produced in the U.S.
Dr. S.K. Dash, Founder
"Probiotics are more important than multivitamin and should be taken daily."
Dr. Dash has dedicated his career to educating the world about the positive benefits of probiotics. A Ph.D. in Nutrition & Biochemistry, and a former Director of Food and Drug, South Dakota Department of Health, Dr. Dash is an accomplished author and has received many awards for his innovations, outstanding work in probiotics, and services as a humanitarian and philanthropist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Greg, UP4's Chief Scientific Officer, is here to help.
What's the number 1 thing I need to know about probiotics?
Dr. Greg: To be of benefit, probiotics must be viable (alive) and their potency must be guaranteed on the label for the entire shelf life. That simple!
What's a CFU/G?
Dr. Greg: It’s an industry-wide term. It’s the way probiotic potency is measured. The CFU stands for colony-forming units and the “g” means grams.
10 billion CFU? 25 billion CFU? More is better, right?
Dr. Greg: Not necessarily. So much depends on you, and the quality of the strain. For kids, 1 billion CFU/g works great. For the average, healthy adult 5 billion CFU/g. Seniors will want to go to a higher 25 billion CFU/g. There are some crazy-high CFUs out there. It doesn’t necessarily mean they are better, the point is quality -not quantity!
Do I need to refrigerate UP4?
Dr. Greg: You don’t need to, but it does help to prolong the product. They’re premium products. If in doubt, apply the hot car rule: Never leave dogs, chocolates, or UP4 probiotics in temps above 70F!
Does the potency weaken over time?
Dr. Greg: Another great question! And one that gets asked a lot. UP4 formulas are designed with premium quality and precision to give you the very-best results from Day One to Day 30 (or Day 60 in the case of UP4's two-month supply options). So, I guess the short answer is, no, all UP4 products are guaranteed for label potency at the time of expiration.
Why do some probiotics have coating on them?
Dr. Greg: That’s because their viable (or live strains) can’t survive stomach acid. UP4's award-winning signature strain Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 is a rock star in that department -its live strains are naturally resistant to stomach acid and bile.
When do I take probiotics? How soon will they start to work?
Dr. Greg: It is recommended taking UP4 first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach. You’ll start to see results in a few days.
I'm on antibiotics, can I take probiotics? Won't they cancel each other out?
Dr. Greg: Let’s just say “anti” biotics kill bacteria and sometimes they take out some of the good guys. Probiotics are there help to supplement that “good” bacteria. If you’re unsure, check with your doctor.
Why take probiotics when I can get some in my yogurt?
Dr. Greg: Well, you’d have to eat something like 20 containers of regular yogurt a day to get the same daily effects. Or six or seven of the probiotic-touting ones. Plus, there is the additional sugar to think of. But, hey, UP4 loves yogurt and it is beneficial. It’s just that we’re not comparing apples to apples.
The Story of UP4 A Happier Inside, Probiotics with DDS-1:
It's a 30-year obsession that started with a super strain. UP4 Probiotics is UAS LifeSciences and they’ve been making probiotics in the USA for more than 30 years.
How It All Began
They started life as UAS Laboratories in 1979, founded by Dr. S. K. Dash. Their first mission was to share with the world a premium strain of probiotic bacteria called Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1. To this day, they’re proud to say, the trademarked strain is still unsurpassed in probiotic performance. UAS LifeSciences soon added more formulas specifically designed for adults, children, women, and people with special digestive needs. And, as their product assortment expanded, so did the need to develop new manufacturing technology to ensure the probiotics would remain stable and viable (so you get to enjoy the maximum benefits). So, in short, UAS LifeSciences probiotic experts mastered both the science and the art of producing premium probiotics. And they focus development and production on only probiotics because of the unique needs of manufacturing and maintaining their premium formulas. In fact, today they are tripling production capacity at their custom-built operation in Wausau, Wisconsin, one of the few dedicated probiotic facilities in the world.
As you can imagine, after so many years leading the charge in the industry, UAS LifeSciences is dedicated to “pushing the envelope” on probiotic production. It begins with formulation. As experts in the field, the scientists at UAS LifeSciences use only scientifically validated strains that have the innate toughness to withstand distribution and storage at less than optimum temperatures and maintain viability for over 24 months. And it is only these strains that will make it into UAS LifeSciences formulas. Then their product is made. They use a specialized blending technology to ensure the appropriate balance of each probiotic strain. During every step of the way, their quality process assures that the formula remains as originally intended. The blend is then further processed as capsules and powders–all processes that have unique requirements when working with live micro-organisms. Finally, packaging - their operation—both systems and packaging—is designed to deliver to you the most live and effective probiotics they can.
Today: A Bright Future
At UAS LifeSciences, they’re building on those trusted formulas that made DDS Probiotics a success by introducing a new brand of probiotics – UP4 A Happier Inside, Probiotics with DDS-1. New UP4 Probiotics have more strains, higher potencies and concentrated capsules all wrapped in delightful, customer-friendly packaging. After 30 years of successful use by millions of customers, their new UP4 probiotics are easier to take, easier to use, and specially designed for the unique needs of Every Body.
It's more than helping children. It’s about helping all children. That’s the UP4 State of Mind, and it’s why they’re a proud supporter of Vitamin Angels. Every time they sell a pack of Kids Cubes, they donate 25¢ to Vitamin Angels so they can bring vitamins and minerals to children and moms that need them most.