And thanks to you, for I gleaned alot from your own posts and experiences that enabled me to help myself.
The acidoph. supplement I use is also nothing special, I just got it in walmart. The brand is "Rexal extra stength Acidophillus". It is capsule form, but says it needs to be refigerated on opening so that is what I do as soon as I open the foil seal. I have read how fast the live bacteria can deteriote if left out in the heat, and also noted how well the package was sealed when it was on the shelves at the store. I think it is the fact that people buy them off shelves that makes us assume they don't need to be refigerated on opening. It is also worth noting that the air conditioning in walmart stays cool constantly and that the pills themselves are sealed in a way to preserve the bacteria. Apparently if left out on a hot day, your supplement can become useless in hours.