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Garden of Life, Primal Defense, HSO Probiotic Formula, 90 Veggie Caplets

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  • Expiration Date: Mar 2018
  • Shipping Weight: 0.41 lbs (0.19 kg)
  • Product Code: GOL-11111
  • UPC Code: 658010111119
  • Package Quantity: 90 Veggie Caplets
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.3 x 2.3 in, 0.35 lbs (0.16 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 casei Bifidobacterium longum
Lactobacillus rhamnosus Lactobacillus brevis Bacillus subtilis
Lactobacillus salivarius Bifidobacterium bifidum Saccharomyces boulardii
Lactobacillus plantarum Bifidobacterium breve  
Lactobacillus paracasei Bifidobacterium lactis  

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. Color may vary from lot to lot.


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.

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.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Caplet
Servings Per Container: 90
  Amount Per Serving % DV*
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 Grass ¹, Oat Grass ¹, 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
iHerb Customer Reviews

Garden of Life, Primal Defense, HSO Probiotic Formula

Posted by 5465415488985643934 on Jul 08, 2016

I just give it . I ever use Jarrow EPS probioitic . I will report result in 3 months.

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I've tried them all.

Posted by Reviewer3117408 on May 05, 2016

This is the best probiotic formula I've found. I take two-to-four a day and have no more GI problems. Several years ago my son took a much higher does to address leaky gut and related problems (on his naturopath's suggestion), and it worked very well over time. This is the probiotic I'll keep buying.

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My Favorite

Posted by 5278953516303709226 on Apr 14, 2015

The best probiotic I have used so far ! [38 years] No refrigeration required.

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Got these in May. Testing them in August = poor

Posted by Reviewer2976579 on Aug 23, 2014

I did not test these when they first arrived. If you order them, be sure to do a milk test when you first open them to be sure the culture is active. I tested them using the overnight milk test and they did show a little activity, but not much. The problem is that out of the 13 strains that are supposed to be in them I have no idea which ones are active. Bacillus subtilis, for example, forms spores and is probably active but you would not want it without the other strains to balance the populations.

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VERY good probiotic

Posted by 5329034614234940067 on Apr 28, 2014

I first tried Primal Defense several years ago after learning about it through Dr Mercola and with a history of IBS and food allergies, had very good luck with it maintaining my digestive health. I recently had persistent digestive issues come back so decided to try it again, and within 2 days all symptoms were gone. Recommend highly!!

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