Probiotics have become so popular in recent years, you’d be hard-pressed to find any wellness guru not taking them in some form or another. But finding just the right one for you can be hard, especially since there are both shelf-stable probiotics and ones that have to be refrigerated. While both can be effective if they’re stored properly, the best refrigerated probiotics will reliably deliver the goods (aka healthy bacteria) — no matter what climate you live in — so that you can reap all of their health benefits. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve already jumped on the probiotics bandwagon, but in case you need further convincing, studies have shown that probiotics can help improve immunity, aid weight loss, and even help reduce anxiety. But why should you choose a probiotic that needs to be refrigerated over one that’s shelf stable? Patricia Bannan, MS, RDN, told Well + Good that probiotics are “naturally sensitive to heat and moisture,” so if you live in a particularly warm or humid climate, opting for refrigerated probiotics is a good way to ensure that the key microorganisms inside don’t perish. What’s more, no...