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Garden of Life Primal Defense® HSO™ Probiotic Formula -- 90 Vegetable Caplets


Garden of Life Primal Defense® HSO™ Probiotic Formula
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Garden of Life Primal Defense® HSO™ Probiotic Formula -- 90 Vegetable Caplets

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Garden of Life Primal Defense® HSO™ Probiotic Formula Description

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Whole Food Dietary Supplement

Primal Defense® is a natural blend of 12 species of probiotics and Homeostatic Soil Organisms (HSOs), utilizing the Poten-Zyme process and delivered within a whole food matrix. The HSO probiotic blend in Primal Defense® helps support normal gastrointestinal balance of good and potentially harmful bacteria to help maintain a balanced, healthy internal environment, and maximizes the benefits of a healthy diet by supporting normal absorption and assimilation of nutrients in the gut.

 

Primal Defense®  is created using the following probiotic species or their enzymes:
Lactobacillus acidophilus
Lactobacillus rhamnosus
Lactobacillus salivarius
Lactobacillus plantarum
Lactobacillus paracasei
Lactobacillus casei
Lactobacillus brevis
Bifidobacterium bifidum
Bifidobacterium breve
Bifidobacterium lactis
Bifidobacterium longum
Bacillus subtilis
Saccharomyces boulardii


Directions

Suggested Use: Adults take 1 caplet 3 times per day with 8 oz of water or juice. Begin with 1 caplet per day and gradually increase to suggested amount. Best taken on an empty stomach.

Free Of
Gluten.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Caplet
Servings per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Total Calories0
Total Fat0 g0%
Sodium5 mg<1%
Protein less than1 g2%
Calcium38 mg4%
Iron (from Ionic Plant Based Minerals)2.3 mg13%
Proprietary HSO Probiotic Blend
Barley Grass, Oat Grass, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus casei, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus paracasei, Bifidobacterium longum
610 mg*
Ionic Plant Based Minerals285 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Calcium carbonate, sodium croscarmellose, silica, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), rice maltodextrin, vegetable coating, bacterial proteases, probiotic cultures.
Warnings

As with any dietary supplement, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, anticipate surgery, take medication on a regular basis or are otherwise under medical supervision.

Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call your doctor or poison control center immediately.

The product packaging you receive may contain additional details or may differ from what is shown on our website. We recommend that you reference the complete information included with your product before consumption and do not rely solely on the details shown on this page. For more information, please see our full disclaimer.
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What's the Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics?

Probiotics hog the limelight, but behind every successful probiotic there is a great prebiotic. In a nutshell, probiotics are valuable bacteria, while prebiotics supply the food for these bacteria. While research is still emerging about the benefits of prebiotics, adding more prebiotics to your diet does no harm, and can give you a happier gut. Granted it can get confusing, especially because the two categories sound so similar. Here’s everything you need to know about the difference.

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Prebiotics vs. probiotics

Prebiotics are a type of fiber that the human body cannot digest. Both prebiotics and probiotics seed helpful bacteria and other microorganisms, which support the gut and aid digestion. Fiber rich foods, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, contain abundant supplies of prebiotics. Many fermented foods, including yogurt, sauerkraut, and tempeh, are chock full of probiotics.

How do prebiotics work?

Fiber is prebiotic’s special sauce, but not all fiber is necessarily prebiotic fiber. There are two kinds of dietary fiber: soluble fiber, which is fermented by gut bacteria, and insoluble fiber, which leaves the gastrointestinal tract intact. Soluble fiber, which gets broken down in the colon and has the potential to be metabolized, is considered prebiotic. Soluble-rich foods nurture gut bacteria and thus improve gut health.

What are the best prebiotic foods to eat?

In particular, leeks, onions, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, asparagus, jicama, flax seeds, oats and apples are prebiotic rock stars.

What are the health benefits of prebiotics?

Besides improved gastrointestinal health and providing positive stimulation for the immune system, emerging research suggests that a diet rich in prebiotics has a beneficial impact on type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cholesterol levels. Preliminary studies suggest prebiotics might even help manage IBS.

Can prebiotics help you lose weight?

The glory of fiber is that it can fill you up, so you have less appetite for other foods. A 2017 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that children who consumed prebiotics felt more satisfied after a meal, which could mean they’re a useful tool for appetite regulation.

Are there any prebiotics side effects?

When an emerging modality gains widespread enthusiasm, such as microbiome-based therapies, but is in an early stage of development, the evidence can be controversial, if not downright conflicting. At this stage, although the hope is that prebiotics have the capacity to heal IBS, it can also aggravate the symptoms.

According to an article posted on Columbia University Medical Center, prebiotics can actually worsen symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome in some people. Rapid fermentation can cause gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation in sensitive patients. This also extends to certain conditions such as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) or FODMAPs intolerance, for which prebiotics are not recommended.

These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.

Pondering prebiotic support? Keep your gut happy with these supplements:

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