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81 Grams Powder Item #: GU-1002 / 1511625
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Garden of Life Primal Defense ( ) 81 Grams Powder (90 servings)

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Primal Defense® is a natural blend of 12 species of probiotics and Homeostatic® Soil Organisms (HSOs), utilizing the Poten-Zyme® process, to deliver three million live cells per day 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


Adults take 1 scoop (1/3 teaspoon) 3 times per day with 8 ounces of water or juice. Best taken on an empty stomach. Begin with 1 scoop per day and gradually increase to suggested amount.Scoop included. Not intended for children.


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. Store in a cool dry place. This product is made with natural ingredients, therefore color and taste may vary from lot to lot. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Does Not Contain:

Artificial colors or preservatives.

Primal Defense Supplement Facts

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size  1 SCOOP
Servings Per Container   90
Amount Per
% Daily
Total Calories
Total Fat
5 Mg
2.3 Mg
610 Mg
Barley Grass
Lactobacillus Plantarum
Bifidobacterium Bifidum
Bifidobacterium Lactis
Lactobacillus Rhamnosus
Bifidobacterium Longum
Lactobacillus Acidophilus La5
Lactobacillus Paracasei
Lactobacillus Salivarius
285 Mg
* Daily value not established

Other Ingredients:
Bacterial Proteases, Probiotic Cultures.

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      Great Product - I put in my smoothies

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      Best for stomach trouble

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          Comments about Garden of Life Primal Defense - 81 Grams Powder:

          I've been using this product for years, ever since it came on the market, and I have never been disappointed. I was having severe digestion problems previously and it seemed that everything I ate hurt my stomach. Once I started using this product daily my stomach pains went away and I was able to resume eating foods that I had stopped. I still watch what I eat, but if I want to have a cheat day I can go ahead and do it without any negative consequences. I don't know what I would do without this product now.

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          Primal Defense
          Already Asked: 3 Questions, 39 Answers
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          Vitamin Shoppe Store asked: Why did you choose this?
          alva p: I trust Garden of Life and taking their probiotics has viryually eliminated my digestive distress. I prefer a whole foods approach and this product is shelf stable. Jun 24, 2014
          John S: Very helpful with overall health Apr 14, 2014
          Deborah C: I wanted to add probiotics to my smoothies. Mar 2, 2014
          carla g: have lived on this for years, great for the immune system Feb 20, 2014
          mathilde V: Loose power. Not a good taste, would not buy it again. Feb 17, 2014
          robert b: I have intestinal issues; I have read a great deal on these good bacterias, and so why not give it a try. Feb 11, 2014
          morris l: promote healthy bacteria in the gut Jan 29, 2014
          Michael H: Excellent product. Jan 10, 2014
          Georgia J: to protect my digestive system when traveling to Africa, Central america and Eastern Europe Dec 16, 2013
          Keith L: Good choice for probiotics in powder form. Nov 28, 2013
          Dana V: I add to morning protein smoothie Nov 24, 2013
          Gregory E: Helps your digestive process, great for those with stomach trouble. Nov 10, 2013
          Nancy G: for putting small amounts in my aging cat's food. Oct 28, 2013
          Laura H: I have been using this for years! This is the best, keeps my system regular as I drink a lot of protein shakes! Jun 9, 2013
          Christi D: Doctor recommended May 21, 2013
          Kunyarat R: reasonable price,good product,refilled item Mar 31, 2013
          Svetlana S: Wonderful supplement Mar 14, 2013
          RAFAEL C: The best pro biotic hands down. Feb 17, 2013
          Mary Ann B: This gives people and animals probiotics they can't get from other types. We need the microorganisms it offers to maintain our health. Feb 9, 2013
          Dennis H: Reorder based upon doctors recommendation Jan 20, 2013
          leo c: easy to mix into a smoothie Jan 13, 2013
          Cheryl T: good for the gut health Dec 20, 2012
          Terry H: was recommended to me by an angel and it saved my mothers life ! Dec 14, 2012
          Shelly C: Lasts. Don't have to refrigerate. O.K. for animals also. Dec 11, 2012
          Shenandoah M: To keep intestinal flora in balance and to guard body against colds and flus Nov 15, 2012
          Michele S: This is easier to swallow then the pill form. Oct 29, 2012
          Nancy B asked: Does this product contain soy? Sep 23, 2013
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          Nancy M: Hi - I'm looking at the label, read all over, and don't see anything about soy. We also have read "the Maker's Diet" - the author Jordan Rubin is the creator of this product and know that he is not generally an advocate of soy products (unless maybe some fermented soy). You may want to go to the Garden of Life website though if you want extra confirmation about Primal Defense being soy-free.

          It's an amazing probiotic. My husband esp. likes it...
          Sep 23, 2013
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          Claire W: There are no soy ingrediants listed on the packaging. I would say this is a question for Vitamin Shoppe. They should know their products.

          I am glad to see there is no soy...never thought to look. I have been using this product for several years and love it!!!
          Sep 24, 2013
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          Laura H: Soy is not listed as and ingredient but does not state warning of soy either. I would contact Garden of Life and ask them to be sure. Sep 23, 2013
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          Kenneth S: Not at all. I'm 811rv and have been using it for years. No refrigeration needed. Sep 24, 2013
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          Stephan D: Contact the manufacturer. Sep 24, 2013
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          Linda K: No. Sep 23, 2013
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          carla g: no Sep 24, 2013
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          A Vitamin Shoppe customer asked: I am especially interested in the product for my dogs. It has been recommended by other people who give this to their pets. I'm apprehensive because it is not recommended for children and it won't be safe for my dogs. Do you know the reason it is not safe for children? Nov 7, 2013
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          Nancy M: Hi - I think that it may be that there's a children's version of this that's just less concentrated. Other than that, I've heard that probiotics are good for children, everyone. We're distributors with a company called Nature's Sunshine (wholesale) and there is a children's probiotic in their stock. That's probably the only thing... concentration.

          hope this helps. you may want to do a search for children's products to read/confirm.
          Nov 7, 2013
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          Janet S: I don't know why it is not recommended for children. I would give it to mine but in much smaller doses. in the book The Maker's Diet by Jordan S. Rubin there is no mention of ill effects to children or pets. Read the book. I think you will understand when I say, like my mother said, I'm not ready to die yet because I haven't eaten my bushel of dirt yet.

          Nov 7, 2013
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          Susan M: I don't know why the product is listed as not for children, I would email the manufacturer. I can tell you that I have added the product to my home made cat food for the last 5 years, including a geriatric cat in renal failure, and the cats are thriving. Nov 9, 2013
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          brooke s: I've not read anything about it not being safe for children , but I know Garden of Life has a specific primal defense FOR kids. Maybe the adult formulation is too strong for children's systems. Nov 7, 2013
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          Linda K: No. I've been giving it to my son since he was12 without any problems. Nov 12, 2013
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          Dennis H: I only have used it for my dogs (toy poodles). Nov 8, 2013
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