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  • Product Code: GOL-11156
  • UPC Code: 658010111560
  • Package Quantity: 180 Veggie Caplets
  • Dimensions: 2.8 x 2.8 x 5.3 in, 0.55 lbs (0.25 kg)
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Product Overview

  • 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
Suggested Use

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.

Other Ingredients

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.

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.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Caplet
Servings per Container: 180
  Amount per Serving % Daily Value*
Total Calories 0  
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Sodium 5 mg <1%
Protein <1 g 2%
Calcium 38 mg 4%
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
610 mg +
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.

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Ulcerative Colitis in remmission b/c of this product

Posted by Reviewer2824493 on Jul 10, 2009

I have tried switching to other brands but they do not work. I have severe ulcerative colitis and primal defense got my colon healthy. After years of prescription drugs with lots of side effects I only take 2-4 pills a day to keep the colitis at bay. I cannot go without this product for more than a week without suffering from a bout of colitis. This stuff really works. In a world of supplement products with marketing gimmicks it is nice to know Primal Defense is the real deal and I can count on it.

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8 people found the following review helpful

Saved my life

Posted by Reviewer1764760 on Mar 22, 2007

I used to be achy all over alot. After taking this, I became functional again and started my uphill climb to health with RM 10 also. 20 pounds fell off after a few months of using it also and I wasn't trying to lose weight. This stuff is GREAT.

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4 people found the following review helpful

I'm on my way...

Posted by Reviewer1368254 on Oct 25, 2007

I began taking this probiotic over a month ago and feel that I am on my way to beating my candida problem. I am not eating sugar but otherwise am eating what I want, though I am definitely eating healthier than ever before. I recommend this product. Be patient because it does take time to obtain an intestinal balance after having a candida overgrowth.

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4 people found the following review helpful

This really is the best probiotic.

Posted by Reviewer2742926 on Mar 20, 2009

This is a lifesaver! This helps my itchy skin, digestive woes, and battered immune system far more any other probiotic that I have tried. If I could only have one supplement (outside of vitamins) - this would be it. It is worth every penny...especially here at i-Herb!

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4 people found the following review helpful

The best

Posted by Reviewer1483401 on Jun 02, 2009

I have IBS and I have had IBD (crohns) with a bowel resection, therefore my gut is quite sensitive. This keeps things a bit more normal. I feel better on it, and couldnt be without it. It can constipate you if you take too many, so hence if you are in a diarrhea cycle its good for getting things normal again. Ive used others but they dont compare. Particulary good for crohns as it has the bifido bacterium strains which according to research is specifically the one which helps crohns (according to my gastoeneterologist).

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