|Garden of Life's
Primal Defense is the only probiotic formula that contains a unique whole
food blend with Homeostatic Soil Organisms (HSO). The HSOs in Primal Defense
are important probiotics you would get in abundance if your food came from
soil untouched by pesticides, herbicides and other widely used chemicals. To
replenish the valuable probiotics our pasteurized, irradiated and
disinfected food no longer provides, Primal Defense® includes 12 species of
hardy beneficial microorganisms in the form of the HSO Probiotic Blend. Let
the unique HSOs in Primal Defence take you to a new level of total health.
What are probiotics and why do I need them?
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that, when ingested,
help support healthy microbial balance in the gut.* Healthy human intestines
contain billions of microorganisms both good and potentially harmful. The
good bacteria in the intestines are considered an integral part of normal
immune system support.
Probiotics are important because they can synthesize
certain vitamins and short-chain fatty acids to support a healthy intestinal
lining and bolster immunity. * When your intestinal lining is occupied by
healthy beneficial flora, it leaves unwelcome microorganisms deprived of
both space and nutrients.
Healthy people usually have a ratio of approximately 85%
good and 15% potentially harmful organisms in the intestinal tract. In some
cases, even those who appear to be well might have an unfavorable ratio as a
result of daily exposure to environmental toxins and a modern lifestyle. For
example, taking antibiotics and drinking chlorinated water, may often change
the optimal microbial balance essential for good health.
Garden of Life believes that probiotics are their most
beneficial when they are not separated from their food source. The
probiotics in Primal Defense are cultured with whole foods and then left
intact. Many probiotic companies separate the probiotics from their food
source. This is why so many probiotics need to be kept refrigerated. Once
stripped of their food source, probiotics need to be kept refrigerated in
order to remain viable. But what happens when these probiotics are
introduced to the acidic environment of the stomach that is at 98.6 degrees?
For this reason, Garden of Life believes the probiotic food source is as
important to the delivery of the benefits of probiotics as the probiotics
A comparison of Garden of Life's Primal Defense vs.
Contains whole foods
Contains fermented ingredients
Contains mineral based prebiotic
Contains multiple strains of beneficial
probiotics and their food sources
Needs to be refigerated
What are HSOs and where do they come
Large scale use of pesticides, herbicides and other
chemicals has changed the bacterial balance in the soil. In order to obtain
the benefits we historically obtained from consuming foods cultivated in
healthy soil, Garden of Life developed Primal Defense, a Homeostatic Soil
Organism Probiotic Blend utilizing 12 species of beneficial microorganisms.
What can occur if I don’t have enough beneficial
A lack of beneficial bacteria in your diet can result in
an unbalanced internal environment and a lack of support for your normal
immune system function. *
What is the difference between
Garden of Life's Primal Defense and other
Primal Defense is the only probiotic containing 12 species
of hardy beneficial microorganisms in the form of the HSO Probiotic Blend.
The ability of the probiotics in Primal Defense to support the normal
healthy flora balance in the gut is not based solely on CFU count, but also
on their ability to withstand harsh conditions in the digestive tract such
as stomach and bile acids. Primal Defense also contains naturally occurring
substances that function as prebiotics.
If I’m healthy, how can I benefit from taking Primal
Total health begins in the gut, so an optimized digestive
tract has a plethora of health benefits. Primal Defense contains probiotics
that support healthy gut flora balance, promote regular bowel function, and
support a normal immune system - all of which are necessary to support
overall health. *
Additionally, the probiotics in Primal Defense maximize
the benefits of a healthy diet by supporting normal absorption and
assimilation of nutrients in the gut. *
What probiotic species does Primal Defense contain?
- Lactobacillus plantarum Lactobacillus brevis
- Bifidobacterium bifidum Lactobacillus salivarius
- Bifidobacterium lactis Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus Bacillus subtilis
- Bifidobacterium breve Lactobacillus paracasei
- Lactobacillus casei Bifidobacterium longum
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