UP4 – Probiotic Supplements with Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1

UP4 is the newer name for the UAS Laboratories brand of probiotics. Each UP4 supplement contains the trademarked strain Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1. They also contain specific trademarked UAS lab strains instead of generic microbes in past formulations. For more information about the history and studies using Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 strain, click here.

UAS Laboratories is a company founded in 1979 by Dr. S.K. Dash with a dedicated probiotic facility in Wausau, Wisconsin. They state that they 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. According to the UAS Laboratories website, all the strains in these products are human-sourced.

All of their products are bottled in recycled glass bottles for maximum protection from moisture and air and are guaranteed for label potency at the time of expiration. Products should be refrigerated once opened. They all are marketed for “A Happier Inside” and for support of digestive and immune health at a minimum.

There are 9 different UP4 probiotic supplement formulations as of July, 2016. Please note that nearly all of the products have been reformulated, not just with different added ingredients but also with different microbes. Some have changed names and two (Acidophilus and Green) have been discontinued but may still be available from retailers below. Some retailers may have the new products and some may not yet have them. Some retailers may still have stock of the old products. Most of the products have changed from what they were earlier in 2016 without labels changing. Many of them contain undisclosed amounts of FOS (fructooligosaccharides) which could pose digestive problems for some people depending on their sensitivity. Some contain milk. All strains are said to be naturally acid and bile resistant.

Please always check ingredients prior to taking any supplement!


UP4 Daily

contains 5 billion CFU total of a 50%/50% blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 and Bifidobacterium lactis UABla-12.

The other ingredients are vegetable cellulose, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in an undisclosed amount and silica.

Dosage is 1 capsule per day before or during meals.

It is non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, preservative free, shelf-stable and vegan.

The old formula contained a proprietary mix of 5 billion CFU of L. acidophilus DDS-1 and B. longum.

Other ingredients were rice maltodextrin, vegetable cellulose, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in an undisclosed amount, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica.

The serving size was 1 capsule per day.

It was non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free and vegan.


UP4 Adult

contains 15 billion CFU total of a proprietary blend of 50% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 (7.5 billion CFU)and 50% of the bifidos Bifidobacterium lactis UABla-12, Bifidobacterium longum UABl-14 and Bifidobacterium bifidum UABb-10.

The other ingredients are vegetable cellulose, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in an undisclosed amount, and silica.
 
Dosage is 1 capsule per day before or during meals.

It is non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, preservative free, vegan and shelf-stable.

The old formula contained 15 billion CFU of a proprietary blend of L. acidophilus DDS-1, B. lactis, B. bifidum and B. longum.

Other ingredients were rice maltodextrin, vegetable cellulose, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in an undisclosed amount, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica.

The serving size was 1 capsule per day.

It was non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free and vegan.


UP4 Adult 50+, formerly Senior,

contains 25 billion CFU total of a proprietary blend of 80% Bifidobacterium with Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Bifidobacterium lactis HN019, Bifidobacterium lactis UABla-12, Bifidobacterium longum UABl-14 and  Bifidobacterium bifidum UABb-10 .

The other ingredients are vegetable cellulose, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in an undisclosed amount and silica.

Dosage is 1 capsule per day before or during meals.

It is non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, preservative free, vegan and shelf stable.

The old "Senior" formula contained 25 billion CFU of a proprietary blend of Bifidobacterium lactis HN019, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum.

Other ingredients were rice maltodextrin, vegetable cellulose, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in an undisclosed amount, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica.

The serving size was 1 capsule per day.

It was non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free and vegan.


UP4 Ultra

contains 50 billion CFU total of a proprietary blend of 10 strains:
Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Lactobacillus plantarum UALp-05, Bifidobacterium lactis UABla-12, Lactobacillus paracasei UALpc-04, Lactobacillus casei UALc-03, Bifidobacterium lactis HN019, Lactobacillus rhamnosus UALrh-18, Bifidobacterium longum UABl-14, Bifidobacterium bifidum UABb-10 and Bifidobacterium breve UABbr-11.

The other ingredients are vegetable cellulose, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in an undisclosed amount, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica.

Dosage is 1 capsule per day before or during meals.

It is non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy fre

The old formula contained 50 billion CFU total of a proprietary blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium lactis HN019, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus salivarius, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum.

The other ingredients were rice maltodextrin, vegetable cellulose, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in an undisclosed amount, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica.

Dosage was 1 capsule per day before or during meals.

It was non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, preservative free and vegan.


UP4 Women's

contains 500 mg of organic cranberry powder with 10 billion CFU total of a proprietary blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Lactobacillus gasseri UALg-05, Lactobacillus plantarum UALp-05, Lactobacilllus rhamnosus UALrh-18, and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019 in 2 capsules.

The other ingredients are rice maltodextrin, vegetable cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica.

Dosage is 2 capsules per day before or during meals.

It is non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, preservative free, vegan and shelf-stable.

The old formula contained 360 mg of organic cranberry powder containing 36 mg of proanthocyanidins with 10 billion CFU total of a proprietary blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Lactobacilllus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus plantarum and Bifidobacterium lactis in 2 capsules.

The other ingredients were rice maltodextrin, vegetable cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica.

Dosage was 2 capsules per day before or during meals.

It was non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, preservative free and vegan.


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UP4 Adult Cubes

are creamy, orange-flavored, sugar-free chewables containing 20 mg of vitamin C with a 3 billion CFU total proprietary blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 and Bifidobacterium lactis UABla-12. Each serving has 10 calories, 1 g of saturated fat and 2 g of carbohydrates. This formula had not changed except to disclose the strains.

The other ingredients are maltitol, palm oil, skim milk powder (allergy alert!), fructooligosaccharides (FOS) in an undisclosed amount, natural vanilla from vanilla bean, sunflower lecithin, tocopherol ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin E), natural orange flavor from orange oil and paprika extract.

Dosage is 1 chewable per day.

It is non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, has no artificial preservatives and is shelf-stable.


UP4 Kids' Cubes

are vanilla-flavored chewables containing 1 billion CFU of Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 and Bifidobacterium lactis UABla-12 with 800 IU of vitamin D3.

The other ingredients are maltitol, palm oil, skim milk powder (allergy alert!), fructooligosaccharides (FOS) in an undisclosed amount, sunflower lecithin, tocopherol ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin E) and natural vanilla flavor from vanilla bean.

Dosage is 1 chewable for children ages 3 and up who can chew per day before a meal.

It is non-GMO, gluten free, shelf-stable and has no artificial preservatives.

The old formula was vanilla-flavored chewables containing 1 billion CFU of Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 and 800 IU of vitamin D3.

The other ingredients were maltitol, palm oil, skim milk powder (allergy alert!), fructooligosaccharides (FOS) in an undisclosed amount, sunflower lecithin, tocopherol ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin E) and natural vanilla flavor from vanilla bean.

Dosage was 1 chewable for children ages 3 and up who can chew per day before a meal.

It was non-GMO, gluten free and has no artificial preservatives.


UP4 Heart Health is a new product. It is not widely available as of July 2016.

It is a proprietary blend of 5 billion CFU per capsule of Lactobacillus reuteri NCIMB 30242, Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1 and Bifidobacterium lactis UABla-12.

Dosage is 1 capsule twice daily.

Other ingredients are vegetable cellulose, gellan gum and silica.

It is non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, preservative free, vegan and shelf stable.


UP4 Children's, formerly Junior,

is a powder formula and one-quarter teaspoon contains 5 billion CFU total of a blend of 80% Bifidobacterium lactis UABla-12 and 20% Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1.

The other ingredients are potato maltodextrin, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) and silica.

Dosage is ¼ teaspoon mixed with cool water or food for children ages 0-3 and up to three ¼ teaspoons per day for ages 3 and up.

It is non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, preservative free, vegan and shelf-stable.

This product was used in studies. For more information on them, see this page.

The old formula, "Junior" was a powder formula and one-quarter teaspoon contains 5 billion CFU total of a proprietary blend of Bifidobacterium lactis UABLA-12 and Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1.

The other ingredients were rice maltodextrin, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) and silica.

Dosage was ¼ teaspoon mixed with cool water or food for children ages 0-8.

It was non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, preservative free and vegan.

This product was used in 2 studies. For more information on them, see this page.


UP4 Acidophilus

contained 5 billion CFU of DDS-1 with other ingredients of rice maltodextrin, vegetable cellulose, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in an undisclosed amount, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica.

Dosage was 1 capsule per day before or during meals.

It was non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, preservative free and vegan

It may still be available from retailers via the links on this page.


UP4 Green

contained 500 mg of organic spirulina with 5 billion CFU total of a proprietary blend of Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS-1, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum in 2 capsules.

The other ingredients were rice maltodextrin, vegetable cellulose, fructooligosaccharide (FOS) in an undisclosed amount, vegetable magnesium stearate and silica.

Dosage was 2 capsules per day before or during meals.

It was non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten free, soy free, preservative free and vegan.

You may still be able to find it through some retailers via the links.


Are the UP4 Products Right for YOU?

Choosing a probiotic supplement can be difficult, so if you need help doing so, nutritional consultations can be beneficial.

Supplements should always complement, not replace, real food and healthy lifestyle habits.


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