Primal Defense HSO Probiotic
Garden of Life Primal Defense (PD) probiotic supplement is the only formula designed to optimize the digestive, bowel and
immune systems with a unique whole food Homeostatic
Soil Organism (HSO) blend. The HSO's in PD give you the powerful nutrients you would get if your
food came from soil untouched by pesticides,
herbicides and other widely used chemicals. To
replenish the valuable nutrients our modern diet no
longer provides, Primal Defense includes 14 species of
hardy, non-dairy HSO's. For even greater efficacy,
these HSO's are grown in a base of nutrient-rich Superfoods, providing more than 100 naturally
occurring live enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino
acids, antioxidants, chlorophyllins and plant saponins.
Much more than a defense, the HSO blend in
Garden of Life Primal
Defense literally attacks the harmful pathogens in the
intestines to eliminate populations of yeast,
parasites and bad bacteria. Unlike other probiotics,
the HSO's in PD supplements can thrive in
the toughest digestive environments and are undeterred
by temperature, stomach acid, chlorine, fluorine,
ascorbic acid or bile.
Whether you suffer from severe digestive disorders
or are in perfect health, let the powerful HSO's in
Primal Defense take you to a new level of total
Defense Powder & Caplets
Nature's First Probiotic
- Provides 14
- Grown in a base
of Nutrient-Rich Superfoods
- Over 100
naturally occurring Vitamins, Minerals & Live
- Utilizes Exclusive
Poten-Zyme™ and UltraZorbe™ Delivery Systems
- Requires No
- Awarded the Diabetes
Resource Center's "Seal of Approval" as
a beneficial food for diabetic consumption.
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What are probiotics and
why do I need them?
Probiotics are formulas designed to promote the
growth of beneficial microorganisms, also called good
bacteria. Healthy human intestines contain billions of
microorganisms—both good and bad. The good bacteria
in the intestine are considered an integral part of
your immune system. Probiotics provide good bacteria
that synthesize the B-complex vitamins and crowd out
yeast and parasites. Many people are unaware that
daily exposure to our environment and even certain
habits considered healthy—taking antibiotics,
drinking chlorinated water, using antibacterial
soap—often kill these good bacteria essential for
What are HSO blends and how
do they work?
HSOs, or Homeostatic Soil Organism blends, are
super probiotics available in PD supplement. Upon being swallowed, the HSO compounds
activate and restore the gut's balance by attaching
themselves to the intestinal wall. On the intestinal
wall, they reproduce to form colonies where harmful
bacteria and other pathological microorganisms live.
Once established, the HSO compounds quickly begin
crowding out pathogens and producing the proper
environment for nutrient absorption, reinstating a
balanced pH. Once established, HSOs improve your
body's functions in a number of ways. In fact,
according to early research and anecdotal evidence,
HSOs have been found to:
- Work from inside the intestines, dislodging
accumulated decay from the walls and flushing out
- Break down hydrocarbons, which means they
possess a unique ability to split food into its
most basic elements, allowing almost total
absorption through the digestive system. This
increases overall nutrition and enhances cellular
- Produce specific proteins that act as antigens,
encouraging the immune system to manufacture huge
pools of uncoded antibodies. This increased
production of antibodies may significantly boost
the body's ability to ward off disease.
- Aggressively consume pathological yeasts, fungi,
bacteria, parasites and viruses.
- Work in symbiosis with somatic (tissue or organ)
cells to metabolize proteins and eliminate toxic
- Stimulate the body to produce natural
alpha-interferon, a potent immune system enhancer
and powerful virus inhibitor.
- Provide critical Lactoferrin supplementation as
a by-product of their metabolism. Lactoferrin is
an iron-binding protein essential for retrieving
iron from foods.
What symptoms can occur if
I don't have enough probiotics?
A lack of beneficial bacteria often results in poor
intestinal and immune system health, contributing to a
wide range of symptoms and illnesses. The following
symptoms may result from a lack of probiotics:
- Gas, Bloating and Indigestion
- Diarrhea and/or Constipation
- Bad Breath and Body Odor
- Candida Yeast Infections
- Skin Problems such as Acne, Eczema and Psoriasis
- Delayed Development in Children
- Frequent Colds
What is the difference
between PD supplements and other
Even if they manage to get through destructive
stomach acids, most probiotic supplements have
difficulty implanting in colons that are pH imbalanced
or have too many harmful bacteria.
- HSO blends are designed to implant in any
colonic environment. The Microflora™ Delivery
System ensures that the probiotics colonize
throughout the digestive tract where they are most
- The probiotics contained in PD supplements are grown and incorporated into a
living whole food substrate using the
Poten-Zyme™ process, which allows them to thrive
on their long journey through the GI tract.
- Most probiotic companies grow bacteria, and then
in a centrifuge, separate them from their
substrate. We believe the substrate is as
important as the probiotics themselves.
- Many probiotics have included
fructooligosaccharides (FOS) in their product. FOS
is an indigestible sugar that may cause digestive
disturbances in certain individuals. PD contains no FOS.
- Since most probiotic supplements contain live
cultures, they are temperature and age sensitive,
therefore requiring refrigeration. If room
temperature can begin to degrade these probiotics,
imagine what the warm human body will do. Our HSOs
remain dormant until activated in body fluids, and
requires no refrigeration.
- Many probiotic products measure their potency in
colony-forming units (CFUs), whereas in PD, it's not the quantity of probiotics that
counts; it's the quality. The hardy probiotic
strains in PD are resistant to heat,
cold, stomach acid, chlorine, fluorine, ascorbic
acid and bile. The efficacy of a probiotic should
be based upon its ability to thrive in the
digestive tract, whatever the conditions.
If I'm healthy, how can I
benefit from taking PD?
Total health begins in the gut, so an optimized
digestive tract can offer any number of benefits,
including more regular bowel movements, better sleep
patterns, fewer colds and flu and more energy.
Where do Garden of Life's
proprietary HSO's come from?
Years ago, our soil was teeming with beneficial
microbes, which humans would consume through their
food. Today, however, the use of pesticides,
herbicides and other chemicals has virtually
eliminated the beneficial probiotic content in our
planting soil. In order to gain the HSO benefits we
once enjoyed, Garden of Life accesses and exclusive,
proprietary process to cultivate naturally occurring
colonies of HSOs in a laboratory, using Superfood
substrates and pure, nutrient-dense soil.
What probiotic species does Primal Defense contain?
Primal Defense supplements are a natural whole food
probiotic blend of HSOs utilizing our proprietary
Poten Zyme process and the Microflora Delivery System.
The Superfood blend in each PD caplet is
cultured using the following 14 probiotic species:
*This lactic acid yeast does not promote the growth of
Candida albicans. It is a natural remedy for yeast
What are physicians saying?
"I use quite a bit of PD for tough cases of bowel toxemia and
irritable bowel syndrome. My patients like it, and I
attest to PD being a superior product
for gut metabolism."
-James Privatera, MD
"Almost all people who consult me
for the care of irritable bowel syndrome, candidiasis,
Lyme disease, or infections get their gut flora
changed to healthier consistencies by my prescribing
PD for them. I am invariably using one
of the lactobacillus preparations, and the HSOs™ in
PD as the top of the line, the Cadillac
-Seldon Nelson, DO
"For many years now, I have been
involved in alternative medical care and integrated
medicine. In the search for effective, safe remedies,
I am constantly reviewing product claims and anecdotal
reports. More often than not they fail to meet my
expectations, that is, except for PD.
This product generated the most affirmative response I
have ever seen."
-Charles Hamel, MD
"As a mother and physician, I am
enthusiastic about PD as a treatment for
autism. Children with this disorder do not have normal
gut functioning. Often they are infected with candida
and clostridium, and fail to develop normally. If
parents would put their little patients on a
dairy-free diet and also supplement with PD, much improvement in their communication
skills would occur and many autistic symptoms would
disappear. This happened for my son."
-Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD
"I believe PD is
applicable as a food supplement for everyone, whether
a person is sick or not. Where people specifically
find advantages in using PD is in
situations involving chronic disease of gut origin.
Since my expertise lies in the area of
gastrointestinal disorders, this product is the
primary therapy that I utilize on a routine basis.
People with arthritis, chronic constipation, Crohn’s
disease, colitis, and other gut-linked systemic
conditions improve by supplementing with PD."
-Joseph Brasco, MD, Board Certified Gastroenterologist
"One of my patients had
exceedingly elevated blood triglycerides at 305
milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl). Six weeks later,
after taking the soil organisms, her triglycerides
dropped to a mere 151 mg/dl. I’m excited about the
product. There are many positive experiences
associated with it."
-Phyllis Wilson Confer, DC
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to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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