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MAF: loses effectiveness if frozen, or not?

Discussion in 'GcMAF' started by Sasha, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Several people have mentioned freezing their MAF and I thought I'd read somewhere that it kills off some of the bacteria (i.e. a bad thing). Some people have mentioned that even though they froze their MAF, they still had some benefit.

    I wish I could remember where I read about freezing MAF! But I just googled on whether you could freeze probiotic yoghurts (assuming that MAF is a probiotic yoghurt par excellence) and found this:

    on this site: http://www.probiotics-help.com/probiotic-yogurt.html which doesn't say who they are or why they would know what they're talking about.

    However, there's loads of opinion about this on the net including this thread on a bodybuilding site which has people arguing both sides:

    http://www.wannabebig.com/forums/showthread.php?63542-Freezing-Yogurt-and-L.-Acidophilus

    So basically I haven't got a clue.

    I'm erring on the side of caution and not freezing my MAF.

    Anybody got any evidence on this?
     
  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Just googling a bit more...

    ehow says you can freeze yoghurt without harming the bacteria:

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5623395_freeze-home-harming-healthy-bacteria.html

    and on the livestrong site here:

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/259020-list-of-probiotic-healthy-foods/

    it says, "According to the University of Michigan's Integrative Medicine division, freezing does not destroy probiotics."

    So these more respectable sites seem to be saying, yes, you can freeze it - but then, maybe there are other equally respectable sites I haven't got to yet...
     

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