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Product Spotlight: Physician's Choice Soil-Based Probiotic

October 11, 2020 3 min read

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As the human population grows and the food industry becomes more industrialized, farmers are expected to produce faster than ever, oftentimes reducing the quality of food in the process. This accelerated approach to modern-day farming results in a loss of vital nutrients in the soil that once helped to cultivate nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, such as soil-based probiotics.

Unlike harmful bacteria that can have a negative impact on health, probiotics are living microorganisms or “friendly” bacteria that live in our digestive tract. Since poor dietary habits and other lifestyle factors can deplete healthy bacteria in the body, probiotics can play an essential role in staying healthy.

Soil-based or SBO probiotics are “good” bacteria that stimulate plant growth and help protect plants from environmental stressors such as chemical elements, temperature changes and wind(1).Their protective qualities also make them highly survivable in acidic environments, such as the human gut and stomach. Before modern farming, humans were consuming a healthy dose of native SBO probiotics as part of a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables. Today, consuming this vital probiotic in an everyday diet is more challenging. While this bacteria doesn’t appear naturally in the body’s microbiome, it’s a valuable addition for advanced digestive, immune and mood support.*

Incorporating a supplement likePhysician’s Choice Soil-Based Probiotic can supply the body with nutrients it may not receive from produce by providing native soil-based organisms to the microbiome that have disappeared from modern diets. 

What sets it apart?

Physician's Choice soil-based probiotics contain a high-quality dose of synergistic B. subtilis strains, found in nutrient-rich soil and the various organic fruits and vegetables grown in it. Unlike live probiotics found in fermented dairy products or other sources, these spore-forming probiotics stay dormant until they reach the small intestines(2).

This germination process helps the probiotic travel through the body and gives it the durability to survive an acidic environment such as the upper intestines and stomach. The bacteria then germinate and come to life in the intestinal tract, providing immune and digestive support(3). Due to its extended lifespan in the body, studies show a Bacillus probiotic may offer significant benefits in relieving digestive issues as well as benefiting mood balance(4).*

This probiotic also contains 60 billion CFUs, otherwise known as colony-forming units. CFUs are the best measure for probiotic count, with the average probiotic containing 1 to 10 billion. The addition of a fermented prebiotic and botanical blend make this probiotic even more powerful with an added boost of antioxidants.* 

Ginger root offers antioxidant properties that help detoxify the body and protect from free radicals in the environment to combat cell damage. Apple cider vinegar has been used as a cooking staple for centuries to support healthy digestion, weight management and help maintain blood sugar levels already in a healthy range.*  

Physician's Choice Soil Based Probiotic benefits of synbiotic

What’s in it for your gut?

  • 60 Billion CFUsfrom a blend of six highly researched strains of probiotics optimized to deliver survivable microorganisms to the gut:
    • B. clausiiis a spore-forming probiotic equipped to survive the acidic environment of the stomach to enable germination in the small intestine. In the gut, B. clausii provides support for digestive, immune and mood health.* 
    • B. subtilis is another spore-forming probiotic targeting digestive support. Resilient and heat-resistant by nature, this strain survives the journey to the gut where it provides synergistic support for digestion.*
    • L. paracasei is a highly survivable lactic acid probiotic with antioxidant properties used to support healthy weight management and digestive function.* 
    • L. plantarum is one of the most widely studied and consumed probiotic strains. It supports digestive health by balancing bacteria in the gut, offering relief for occasional digestive issues.*
    • S. boulardii is a baker’s yeast that has been widely studied for its benefits to digestive health (5).*
    • B. coagulans is a spore-forming microorganism known for its ability to ease digestive issues and provide healthy mood support (6).* 
  • Fermented barley is a prebiotic botanical ingredient feeding healthy probiotic bacteria in the microbiome, enabling them to thrive.*
  • Fermented ginger root is a natural antioxidant with probiotic properties, offering immune and digestive support.*
  • Organic apple cider vinegar provides prebiotic support to probiotics living in the gut, promoting healthy digestion and weight management.* 
  • Bamboo extract can aid in digestive and immune support, along with promoting skin and hair health.*

What all Physician’s Choice supplements offer

All Physician’s Choice supplements are made with natural, research-backed formulas. All of our products are manufactured in the USA in cGMP certified facilities and are independently tested for purity. Our supplements are created from ethically sourced ingredients and produced in a contaminant-free environment creating the best product possible for your overall health. 

*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.

Regina Kaza - Contributing Writer, Physician's Choice