Yesterday I briefly discussed why I believe taking supplements is so important. Over the next few days I will share with you which supplements I take on a daily basis, and why!
The very first supplement I started taking when I began the Maker's Diet 5 years ago was Garden of Life's amazing probiotic, Primal Defense. Oh I love my Primal Defense. I think everyone should take it. It has completely rebuilt my digestive system. There was a season when I took 9 capsules a day to help my severe stomach problems. I don't know where I'd be without it. ( I now take 3 capsules daily)
There is no other probiotic like it on the market. It contains HSO's, or Homeostatic Soil Organisms, the beautiful microorganisms we should be getting naturally in our food supply, but aren't because our use of chemicals has sterilized our soils, depleting them of nutrients.
Even organic food is not what it should be. These microorganisms are responsible for our health- did you know that 85% of your immune system is in your digestive tract? A healthy person has a ratio of 85% bad bacteria, and 15% good bacteria.
When those numbers get tilted, then sickness sets in. That's why so many people seem to get sick "suddenly." It wasn't sudden, however. Choice by choice, their internal environments were being taken over by harmful bacteria, but you can't see what's going on in there! Then finally- the scales tip completely in favor of the bad guys- and whammo, you're sick. Don't let that happen! The best defense is a good offense.
Primal Defense is impervious to natural stomach acids, are not isolated probiotics, (they are not separated from their original food source, they are fermented along with it) and kill bacteria, viruses, and yeast. These tough creatures populate your gut and serve as your first line of defense against sickness, poor digestion, and disease.
Our two boys also take the kid's version of Primal Defense. This product is especially helpful for children who suffer from frequent ear infections.
My favorite places to buy these awesome products are: Amazon, Vitacost, and Choice Nutritionals.
Have a great weekend everyone!