Garden of Life® Primal Defense® ULTRA

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Description

Ultimate Probiotic Formula

15 Billion Probiotic Cells Daily
13 Beneficial Cultures with HSOs
Supports Normal Intestinal Function & Regularity

Whole Food Dietary Supplement

  • Delivers 15 billion probiotic cells daily
  • Formulated with 13 beneficial cultures, with HSOs
  • Includes S. boulardii to nourish and support ahealthy intestinal wall, the front line for the body’sdefense system†
  • Provides probiotic synergy and compatibility –Bacillus subtilis for promotion of Bifidobacteriumand Lactobacillus beneficial bacteria growth
  • Supports normal absorption and assimilation ofnutrients†
  • Promotes healthy bacteria counts and pH levels in the gut†
  • Helps maintain a healthy intestinal bacterial balance†
  • Maintains intestinal comfort and health†
  • May help alleviate occasional gas, bloating ortraveler’s diarrhea†
  • Helps maintain a healthy, balanced immune system†
  • Thrives in the toughest digestive environmentsundeterred by stomach and bile acids†
  • Creates an inhospitable environment for antagonistic orundesirable microorganisms†
  • Supports normal digestion of dairy products†
  • BioProtect® Packaging System for optimum ingredientfreshness and potency


The Digestive Health Connection


All organs and systems rely on the health of the digestive tract. Proper digestion is essential for the body to absorb and utilize the nutrients it needs. In addition, 75% of the cells necessary for the immune system to function effectively are connected to the gastrointestinal tract.

Probiotics: Critical For Good Health


Probiotics (“Pro”=Positive, “Biotic”=Life) are living microflora that play a critical role in maintaining good health. Present in many live foods but destroyed by heat processing, live probiotic cultures populate the intestinal tract where they play a positive role in digestive and immune health.†

Broad Spectrum Protection


Primal Defense® ULTRA is the ultimate broad-spectrum probiotic formula, made to provide 15 billion live cells per daily amount and 13 species of beneficial cultures including soil-based probiotics called Homeostatic® Soil Organisms (HSOs). Primal Defense® ULTRA nourishes and supports healthy intestinal epithelium lining integrity, the front line for the body’s defense system, and promotes healthy intestinal comfort and function.†

* 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.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 90
Amount Per Serving % DV
Iron 1.80 mg10%
Proprietary HSO Probiotic Blend 410.00 mg**
 Lactobacillus casei **
 Lactobacillus acidophilus **
 Bifidobacterium bifidum **
 Lactobacillus rhamnosus **
 Bifidobacterium longum **
 Barley grass **
 Lactobacillus plantarum **
 Lactobacillus paracasei **
 Lactobacillus salivarius **
 Bifidobacterium lactis **
 Bifidobacterium breve (HA 129) **
 Oat Grass **
 Lactobacillus brevis **
 Bacillus subtilis **
Ionic Plant Based Minerals 290.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

Adults begin with 1 capsule per day with 8oz. of water or juice and gradually increase to 1 capsule 3 times per day. Best taken on an empty stomach. Not intended for children.

Other Ingredients: Vegetable capsule, Rice maltodextrin, Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source)

Vegetarian, Gluten Free, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Preservatives

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool, dry place.

Warning: 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 a doctor or poison control center immediately.

As with any dietary supplement consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product, especially if you use are pregnant, nursing or under medical supervision.

Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing.

Distributed by Garden of Life, Inc.
5500 Village Boulevard,
West Palm Beach, FL 33407 USA

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Bolstering Skin's Defenses with Green Tea

Bolstering Skin's Defenses with Green Tea
Bolstering Skin?s Defenses with Green Tea: Main Image
Green tea nutrients can make their way into our skin, and may protect against sun damage
For the fairest among us, sunburns are more than a painful nuisance; they cause skin damage, promoting premature aging and increasing skin cancer risk. The most common steps to reduce those risks include regular use of sunscreen and staying in the shade when the sun is strongest. Now we may be able to add tea time-specifically green tea time-to our sun-care routine.

Quell the flames with green tea

Researchers invited 16 people into a study examining whether green tea nutrients-called catechins-are absorbed by the body and into the skin, and if these nutrients protect against sun damage. The study participants had type I or II skin on the Fitzpatrick phototyping scale. A person with type I skin is characterized as burning easily and never tanning, while type II skin burns easily and tans minimally, with difficulty.

Fourteen participants completed the study, during which they took a daily supplement providing 540 mg of green tea catechins and 50 mg of vitamin C for 12 weeks. A portion of each person's skin was exposed to UV radiation sufficient to cause a sunburn at the beginning of the study, before supplementation, and again, after 12 weeks. Tissue samples of both UV-exposed skin and unexposed skin were collected.

Compared with the skin samples collected before supplementation, the samples collected after had measurable levels of green tea catechins, and showed significantly lower levels of inflammation after UV radiation exposure.

A couple of cups per day

This study suggests that green tea nutrients can make their way into our skin, and may protect against sun damage. The study was small, it did not assess sunburn directly, and it only tells us that inflammation, which is one marker of damage, can be lessened by green tea catechins. Still, these findings agree with other research on the sun protective effects of green tea, and there are few downsides to and other potential health benefits from drinking green tea.

According to John Weisburger, PhD, a tea researcher at the Institute for Cancer Prevention in Valhalla, New York, green tea has up to ten times the polyphenols-the family of nutrients to which catechins belong-compared with many vegetables and fruit. Our tips will have you brewing in no time:

  • Count to three. A cup of green tea has around 200 mg of catechins. Three cups daily will supply about the same amount of catechins as the study supplement.
  • Go low. If green tea tastes bitter to you, try brewing it at a temperature slightly less than boiling.
  • Time it. Steep your tea for between two and four minutes. Longer times make for a stronger, sometimes more bitter brew.
  • Squeeze it. After brewing, dip your teabag up and down in the cup, then squeeze the liquid out of the bag as you remove it, to maximize catechins in your cup.
  • Add citrus, avoid milk. Sip green tea with a squeeze of lemon to help your body best use the healthy nutrients, and don't add milk to your tea, because it may decrease the benefit by blocking catechin absorption.

(Br J Nutr 2013; doi:10.1017/S0007114512006071)

Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, an author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, and nutrition, has taught medical, nursing, public health, and alternative medicine coursework. She has delivered over 150 invited lectures to health professionals and consumers and is the creator of a nutrition website acclaimed by the New York Times and Time magazine. Suzanne received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor.

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