- Digestive Support*
- Immune Support*
- Stress and Mood Support*
- Synbiotic (Probiotic + Prebiotic)
- Spore-Forming, Soil-Based Organisms
SBO for Digestive Support
Bacillus bacteria are abundantly found in soil and regarded as important to our ancestral microbiome, but modern farming and processing practices have stripped this from our foods. Our SBO supplement provides an important source of “soil-based” organisms in addition to selected Lactobacillus probiotic species to replenish the gut flora with these friendly bacteria for robust digestive health support1,2,3 .
Probiotics and Immune Function
By fostering a balanced intestinal microbiome that is less hospitable for unfriendly bacteria to thrive, the 6 clinically researched probiotic strains in our SBO Probiotic help support a healthy immune response4,5
Brain and Mood Support
Groundbreaking research suggests that many probiotic species including L. plantarum and soil-based organisms facilitate communication along the gut-brain axis, and also produce beneficial byproducts that benefit brain health to support overall mood6,7 .
Fascinating evidence suggests unique symbiosis and protective interactions between Bacillus and Lactobacillus organisms, working together to support whole-body health8,9
*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.
Bacillus subtilis: A resilient, spore-forming bacteria highly studied for its support of intestinal barrier function and interaction with Lactobacillus species to support both digestive and immune health. B. subtilis also exerts direct opposition to potentially harmful bacteria in the gut4,9,10,13 .
Lactobacillus plantarum: A widely used probiotic strain, L. plantarum is backed by research suggesting its benefits for digestive, immune, and brain health6,11 .
Bacillus coagulans: One of the most used spore-based species in probiotic supplements, B. coagulans assist Lactobacillus species to support a balanced microbiome and improve digestive health12.
Saccharomyces boulardii: As a yeast-based microbe closely related to baker’s yeast and rising in scientific interest, S. boulardii demonstrates strong survival abilities and wide benefits for human health13 .
Lactobacillus paracasei: This friendly, native lactic-acid producing bacteria demonstrates multi-factorial benefits for nutrient metabolism, gut health, and immune function11,12 .
Bacillus clausii: Well-documented for its robust survival in harsh, acidic, and high-temperature environments, B. clausii also shows evidence of its important role in balancing the human microbiome to support a healthy immune system and improve gut function15,16 .
Organic apple cider vinegar: Pure, unfiltered, non-GMO, and organic apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries in traditional medicine in support of healthy digestion with evidence of its efficacy for weight management17 .
Fermented ginger root: Ginger root alone provides a source of prebiotic fiber for the microbiome and contains several bioactive compounds that support gut and immune health. Fermentation further amplifies the powerful benefits of this ingredient18,19 .
Fermented barley leaf: Friendly gut bacteria transform the nutritive plant fiber from barley grass into important short-chain fatty acids that support the intestinal barrier. Uniquely, fermented barley also retains water to promote optimal digestion and bowel function20 .
Bamboo stem and leaf extract: Research suggests that the various plant parts of bamboo contain phytochemicals that provide cellular protection from free radical damage. Bamboo is also a rich source of silica, a nutrient that plays a role in collagen synthesis to support gastrointestinal function21,22
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule with a glass of water every day to support digestive health, or as directed by your physician.
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