Garden of Life, Primal Defense, HSO Probiotic Formula, 180 Vegetarian Caplets

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Garden of Life, Primal Defense, HSO Probiotic Formula, 180 Vegetarian Caplets

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.

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

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.

Warnings

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.

Disclaimer

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FAQ

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