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Garden of Life Primal Defense® Ultra Probiotic Formula -- 15 billion CFU - 180 Vegetarian Capsules


Garden of Life Primal Defense® Ultra Probiotic Formula

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Garden of Life Primal Defense® Ultra Probiotic Formula -- 15 billion CFU - 180 Vegetarian Capsules

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Garden of Life Primal Defense® Ultra Probiotic Formula Description

  • Ultimate Probiotic Formula
  • 15 Billion CFU Daily
  • 13 Species with HSOs
  • Supports Normal Bowel Function
  • Vegetarian • Gluten Free
  • BioProtect® PAckaging System

The Digestive Health Connection

All organs and systems rely on the health of the digestive tract. Proper digestion is essential for the body to absorb and utilize the nutrients it needs. In addition, 75% of the cells necessary for the immune system to function effectively are connected to the gastrointestinal tract.

 

Probiotics: Critical For Good Health

Probiotics ("Pro" means Positive, "Biotic" means Life) are living microorganisms that play a critical role in maintaining good health. Present in many live foods but destroyed by heat and processing live probiotic cultures populate the intestinal tract where they play a positive role in digestive and immune system health.

 

 

Primal Defense® Ultra is the ultimate broad-spectrum probiotic formula

 

  • Formulated to deliver 15 Billion CFU in a 3 capsule serving
  • 13 beneficial species including Homeostatic® Soil Organisms (B. subtillis) and S. boulardii
  • S. boulardii and B. subtillis can thrive in the toughest digestive environments and are undeterred by stomach and bile acids.
  • Promotes healthy digestive balance
  • Supports normal absorption and assimilation of nutrients
  • Helps support digestive comfort
  • Supports normal digestion of dairy products
  • Helps maintain a healthy immune system.


Directions

Suggested Use: Adults begin with 1 capsule per day with 8 oz of water or juice and gradually increase to 1 capsule 3 times per day. Best taken on an empty stomach. Not intended for children.

Free Of
Gluten, atificial colors or preservatives.

*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 Capsule
Servings per Container: 180
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Iron (from Ionic Plant Based Minerals)2 mg10%
HSO Probiotic Blend (5 Billion CFU)
Saccharomyces boulardii, barley grass, oat grass, lactobacillus plantarum, bacillus subtilis, lactobacillus paracasei, bifidobacterium longum, lactobacillus brevis, bifidobacterium bifidum, bifidobacterium breve, bifidobacterium lactis, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus salivarius, lactobacillus rhamnosus, lactobacillus casei,
410 mg*
Ionic Plant Based Minerals290 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose (capsule), organic rice (hull).
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 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 are Probiotics, and How Can They Help You?

Probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, antibiotics--we hear many “biotic” buzzwords being thrown around today. What does it all mean? While many of us have taken prescription antibiotics to fight infections, prebiotics and probiotics are dietary supplements that are proactive rather than reactive, working to support levels of good bacteria residing in our bodies.* These "friendly" microorganisms are helping to boost bacteria’s public image, and they also may support our health in the process.*

Probiotic Perks: How Friendly Bacteria Benefit Your Body

Bacteria: not always the "bad guy"

While we generally tend to think of bacteria in a negative light (i.e. the three “D’s” -- dirt, disease and death), there’s more to this story. You may be surprised to learn that bacterial cells actually outnumber our own tissue cells 10:1! Right now, about two to six pounds of your body weight is actually made up of bacteria.

Most of these trillions of bacterial cells are non-pathogenic, and many are even beneficial, working synergistically to support optimal health. As more research is done to characterize our human microbiome, it is learned that our bodies are like a complex ecosystem, with bacterial cells as key players. Many of these bacterial cells are concentrated in our nose, mouth and digestive tract, where they play a vital role in intestinal function, vitamin metabolism and much, much more.

When beneficial bacteria predominate in the intestine, this is called “normobiosis,” which favors the following:*

  • Ease in digestion of lactose*
  • Stool regularity and less reported GI upset among healthy individuals*
  • Prevention of infectious diarrhea*
  • Formation of short-chain fatty acids, which can support cholesterol metabolism*
  • Support of the production of anti-inflammatory compounds and healthy inflammatory response*
  • Prevention of asthma and atopic disease in infants*

Prebiotics vs. probiotics

It’s important to distinguish the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, as the terms are not interchangeable. Probiotics refer to viable bacterial microorganisms, such as those present in foods like yogurt, or in supplements, which remain active in sufficient numbers upon reaching the intestine. It’s important that probiotics are packaged” correctly, as they can be susceptible to degradation by stomach acid and high heat.

Prebiotics, on the other hand, can be thought of as “food” for probiotics. These are (1) non-digestible carbohydrates which are (2) fermented by and nourish existing good bacteria and (3) help promote increased production of beneficial strains. Presently, only two food additives meet all of the aforementioned criteria for a prebiotic: inulin and trans-galactooligosaccharides (TOS). Many other carbohydrate fractions are currently being studied for their potential prebiotic effect. Synbiotics provide the best of both worlds--synergistic combinations of both prebiotics and probiotics.

Maintaining healthy levels

With so many well-established benefits to a thriving microbiome, it's important to take measures to support your body's beneficial bacteria colonies. Luckily, many foods provide probiotics, including yogurt, sauerkraut, miso soup and fermented cheeses, or prebiotics (oats, bananas, artichokes, and legumes) and are part of a well-balanced, nutritious diet. Another option is to take a probitoics supplement enhanced with prebiotics.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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