Spore form probiotics are the Chuck Norris of probiotics: total tough guys.” ~ Dr. Oz
It’s true. Dr. Oz and I may not agree on everything, but on this we absolutely do. Soil-based organisms (SBO’s) can roundhouse kick other microbes while folding origami swans and eating a paleo hoagie. Blindfolded.
Not all are the same, though. One of the most well-known soil-based probiotics on the market contains only a single strain derived from soil – the rest are lactic acid-based bacteria. Now, you guys know I’m a huge fan of lactic acid bacteria, but they’re very sensitive to heat, light, shock, and stomach acid. That’s why although I consume fermented foods everyday, I choose to round out my “good guy” intake with hardier strains. Someday soon I hope my SBO’s will come straight from my garden, but for now I take them in supplement form.
So What Would You See . . .
If you peeked into my kitchen cabinet right now? Prescript Assist.
Prescript Assist a blend of 29 soil-based species that are inherently resilient – tests show that even after exposure to 98F+ heat for two years they still maintain 95% viability! Found in fertile, organic tilth, this particular set of traditionally-derived species has been formulated with thorough research, and there is nothing else on the market with more diversity.
So what doesn’t it have? Just stuff you don’t want anyway, like fillers and common allergens. As in no milk, egg, fish, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, wheat, yeast, corn, flow agents, preservatives or gremlins . . . just a cellulose capsule! You can find it here.
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