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Brand: Garden of Life NM     Categories: Digestive / Probiotic


Primal Defense



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Primal Defense  180  Caplet

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Caplet

Calories - 0

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% Daily*

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Iron (from Ionic Plant Based Minerals)




Proprietary HSO Probiotic Blend
Barley Grass†, Oat Grass†, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus salivarius, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Lactobacillus paracasei, Bifidobacterium longum




Ionic Plant Based Minerals




*Percent Daily Values are based on the 2000 Calorie Diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Daily value not established.
†Produced using the Poten-Zyme Process

Other Ingredients: Calcium carbonate, sodium croscarmellose, silica, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), rice maltodextrin, vegetable coating, bacterial proteases, probiotic cultures.

Suggested Use:
Primal Defense® comes in two easy-to-use forms: Powder and Caplets. Adults take 1 caplet or scoop 3 times per day with 8 oz of water or juice. Begin with 1 caplet or scoop per day and gradually increase to suggested amount. Best taken on an empty stomach.

Warning: As with any dietary supplement consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or under medical supervision. If you are currently undergoing HIV treatment, chemotherapy, or allograft therapy, do not use before consulting your physician. 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.

Note: This product is made with natural ingredients. Color may vary from lot to lot.


Primal Defense is the only probiotic formula that contains a unique whole food blend with Homeostatic® Soil Organisms (HSOs). The HSOs in Primal Defense are important probiotics you would get in abundance if your food came from soil untouched by pesticides, herbicides and other widely used chemicals. To replenish the valuable probiotics our pasteurized, irradiated and disinfected food no longer provides, Primal Defense includes 12 species of hardy beneficial microorganisms in the form of the HSO Probiotic Blend. Let the unique HSOs in Primal Defense take you to a new level of total health.

What are probiotics and why do I need them?

Probiotics are beneficial microflora that play a critical role in maintaining good health.* Healthy human intestines contain billions of both good and potentially harmful microorganisms. The good bacteria in the intestines are considered to be an integral part of normal immune system support. Probiotics are important because they can synthesize certain vitamins and short-chain fatty acids to support a healthy intestinal lining and bolster immunity.* When your intestinal lining is occupied by healthy beneficial flora, it deprives unwelcome microorganisms of both space and nutrients. Healthy people usually have a ratio of approximately 85% good to 15% potentially harmful organisms in the intestinal tract. In some cases, even those who appear to be well might have an unfavorable ratio as a result of daily exposure to environmental toxins and a modern lifestyle. For example, taking antibiotics or drinking chlorinated water may change the optimal microbial balance essential for good health. Garden of Life believes that probiotics are most beneficial when they are not separated from their food source. Primal Defense®, unlike isolated probiotic products, contains fermented whole foods and multiple strains of beneficial probiotics in the form of the Homeostatic® Soil Organism Probiotic Blend.

A comparison of Primal Defense® vs. Isolated Probiotics

Primal Defense Isolated Probiotics

Contains whole foods



Contains fermented ingredients



Contains HSO's



Contains mineral based prebiotic



Contains multiple strains of beneficial probiotics and their food sources



Needs to be refrigerated



What are HSOs and where do they come from?

Large scale use of pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals has changed the bacterial balance of the soil. In order to obtain the benefits we historically acquired from consuming foods cultivated in healthy soil, Garden of Life developed a Homeostatic Soil Organism Probiotic Blend utilizing 12 species of beneficial microorganisms.

What can occur if I don’t have enough beneficial bacteria?

A lack of beneficial bacteria in your diet can result in an unbalanced internal environment and a lack of support for your normal immune system function.*

What is the difference between Primal Defense® and other probiotics?

Primal Defense® is the only probiotic containing 12 species of hardy beneficial microorganisms in the form of the HSO Probiotic Blend. The ability of the probiotics in Primal Defense to support the normal healthy flora balance in the gut is not based solely on CFU count, but also on their ability to withstand harsh conditions in the digestive tract such as stomach acid and bile. Primal Defense also contains naturally occurring substances that function as prebiotics.

If I’m healthy, how can I benefit from taking Primal Defense®?

Total health begins in the gut, so an optimized digestive tract has a plethora of health benefits. Primal Defense contains probiotics that support healthy gut flora balance, promote regular bowel function, and maintain a normal immune system — all of which are necessary to support overall health.*

The probiotics in Primal Defense maximize the benefits of a healthy diet by supporting normal absorption and assimilation of nutrients in the gut.*


What probiotic species does Primal Defense® contain?

Lactobacillus plantarum

Bacillus subtilis

Lactobacillus brevis

Bifidobacterium breve

Bifidobacterium bifidum

Lactobacillus paracasei

Lactobacillus salivarius

Lactobacillus casei

Bifidobacterium lactis

Bifidobacterium longum

Lactobacillus acidophilus

Lactobacillus rhamnosus




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