Garden of Life, Primal Defense, HSO Probiotic Formula, 216 Caplets
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|Combo Discount:||- $4.00|
- Value Pack - 216 for the Price of 180!
- Vegetarian • Gluten Free
- 180 + 36 = 216 Caplets
- 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
Adults take 1 caplet 3 times per day with 8 ounces of water or juice. Best taken on an empty stomach. Begin with 1 caplet per day and gradually increase to suggested amount. Not intended for children.
Calcium carbonate, sodium croscarmellose, silica, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), rice maltodextrin, vegetable coating, bacterial proteases, probiotic cultures.
Probiotics are cultured in dairy, which is generally consumed during the fermentation process.
Vegetarian. Gluten free.
Contains no artificial colors or preservatives.
This product is made with natural ingredients.
Caution: 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.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep out of reach of children.
Color may vary from lot to lot.
Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing.
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.
|Serving Size: 1 Caplet|
|Servings per Container: 216|
|Amount per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Iron (from Ionic Plant Based Minerals)||2.3 mg||13%|
|Proprietary HSO Probiotic Blend
Barley Grass¹, Oat Grass¹, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus casei, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus paracasei, Bifidobacterium longum
|Ionic Plant Based Minerals||285 mg||+|
|* Percent Daily Values (DV) based on 2,000 calorie diet.
+ Daily Value not established.
¹ Produced using the Poten-Zyme fermentation process.
I used garden of life primal defense for over 10 years and had great results (initially for h-pylori treatment and ongoing for regularity and IBS symptoms). I switched to Gr8 dophilus, based on reviews, to save money. I have found no benefits from taking Gr8 dophilus. I will go back to primal defense despite the cost. I would give this 6 stars if I could. Really controls all IBS symptoms for me! Please click yes if this review helped you. :)
This product (the non-Ultra version of Primal Defense) helped me get rid of a chronic pain in or close to my splenic (or left colic) flexure (where the transverse and descending colon join), and it normalized my BMs which tended towards constipation. However, when I switched to the Ultra version of Primal Defense, both these conditions returned. When I wrote to Garden of Life about this, they replied: "If you feel as though the regular Primal Defense formula worked well for you, you should consider switching back. We always suggest that you stick with what works best for you as everyone is different." So when I switched back to this product (which has a somewhat different blend of probiotics than the Ultra), the pain disappeared and my stools normalized again. And, what's more, there is the added advantage of being less expensive than the Ultra form.
Posted by 5580340546272253054 on Sep 26, 2016
Excellent product. I use it since 3 years and my stomach feels much better.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this product
Posted by 5678151115749275905 on Aug 27, 2016
I have suffered IBS for as long as i can remember. I have tried many probiotics over the years, I have to say the Primal Defense is definitely the best one i have ever had. My IBS has definitely settled, I no longer have to rely on having magnesium to keep me "regular" - truly an amazing product, it really works, AND it has even helped my PMS mood swings have literally gone - (peri menopausal) Would definitely recommend this product, will not be buying anything else!
Only 1 Billion CFU
Posted by Reviewer2487237 on Aug 24, 2016
This product contains only 1 billion CFU. It says nowhere on the packaging how many billion CFU it contains, I had to email the company. If you want a 5 billion CFU pill from this company look for the "ultra" version of this product.
My favourite probiotic
Posted by NaturopathGabby on Jun 24, 2016
I've tried a few different types of probiotics, but I love the value of these. They fill the tub substantially so you aren't paying mostly for air like you would most of the time. A key thing to note is that the strains here are soil-based, which is preferable over something grown in a petri dish. I don't have any chronic gastrointestinal issues (or other health concerns for that matter) so I'm not going to say "this product changed my life" because it hasn't. It is simply my probiotic of choice for maintenance of my microbiome and I recommend you give it a go.
A staple for me!
Posted by Reviewer2608335 on May 02, 2016
Been taking this for years, it has saved me in the past - when there appeared to be a blockage and nothing was helping - by doing the megadosing, and now I just take 2 in the evening before sleep. Though if I wasn't lazy I'd be taking it according to dosage.