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Everything You Need To Know About Soil Based Probiotics

Category: Health  

Probiotics, you’ve heard all about them. They’re made up of the good kind of bacteria that keeps your gut healthy and happy by keeping it in balance. Probiotics can be found in items from your morning kombucha to your afternoon yogurt. While these live probiotics or cultures are the kind of good bacteria you’re well acquainted with, did you know there are multiple different types of probiotics? Soil-based microorganisms, SBOs for short, are another type of probiotic that are naturally found in the soil. Like the probiotics you know and love, they also help out if your gut is off-kilter, or if you have general gastrointestinal issues. One of the shining qualities of SBOs? They’re way more effective than your average probiotic.

Debating on whether or not to incorporate soil based probiotics into your diet? Here’s a guide to one of the lesser known, but just as mighty type of probiotic that also happens to be gluten and soy free.

The dirt on SBOs

Coming naturally from the earth, soil-based organisms interact with the plants that grow around them. They work with the plants to break down nutrients they need, generate vitamins and help protect them against viable threats. They also help prepare the soil for more plant growth and development by eliminating the destructive organisms in the dirt.

Like their relationship with plants, soil based probiotics, work with our stomach and digestive tract to regulate and balance the bacteria in our body.

What makes soil-based probiotics stand out?

Did you know most regular probiotics run the risk of dying before even making it to your gut? Hate to break it to you, but that yogurt full of live probiotics you picked up at the store, runs the risk of dying before even making it to your refrigerator, much less your stomach. To increase the odds of the probiotics actually making it into your digestive system, you have to consume more probiotics and hope that some will make it long enough to make its way through your digestive tract.
SBOs are different because they have a protective shell that allows the probiotic to withstand the outdoor environment. They’re the tougher, more resilient form of probiotics. Unlike yogurt bacteria, SBO probiotics can endure the acidic environment of your stomach and digestive tract, and actually get in there to do their job.

The benefits of soil-based probiotics:

  • Help regulate your immune system by triggering antibodies to get in gear.
  • Fight against irritable bowel syndrome and regulate bowel functions.
  • Decreased inflammation.
  • Combat diarrhea, abdominal pain and bloating.
  • Aid Digestion and nutrient absorption.
  • Protect against infections.
  • Support mood and mental health.
  • Support for balancing gut microbiota.
  • Enhance metabolism and accelerate fat loss.
  • Provides relief from allergy symptoms

So, does this mean I have to eat dirt?

No! There are other ways to incorporate SBOs into your daily routine! Don’t worry, no dirt needs to be consumed to reap the benefits of this strong probiotic.
While they are a new kind of probiotic supplement, soil-based probiotics have been around for some time. Back before modern agricultural advances, SBOs made their way into our diet by way of vegetables, roots and fruits that consumed as they were found. When our ancestors ate unwashed vegetables or plants, or forgot to clean their hands after a day at the garden, they unknowingly consumed soil-based probiotics that eventually make its way into their digestive tract.[5] The foods our ancestors consumed were not only nutrient rich in vitamins and proteins, but they strengthened their immune system. While our diets and agricultural advancements have expanded since then, those who choose to engage in a raw diet can still incorporate SBOs into their routine.  

Don’t skimp on buying organic vegetables & fruits, and forget about washing them. Live near a stream or have a well on your property? Natural water sources are chalk full of SBOs!


A revolution in probiotics

Codeage SBO Probiotic + is an all-in-one digestive support and immune system supplement specifically formulated to support healthy nutrient absorption, digestion, microbial balance and a healthy immune system. Those probiotics are specially designed for both men and women.

Probiotics are the ‘good’ bacteria that line the digestive tract and support the body’s ability to absorb nutrients and maintain balance. Codeage SBO Probiotic + is a powerful fermented food and botanical formula providing 50 billion CFU* of soil-based organisms and prebiotics contained in a unique and patented Delayed Release Capsules (DRCaps) for maximum efficacy.

The skinny on soil-based probiotic supplements

If getting in touch with the earth doesn’t seem appealing to you, there’s an easier way to incorporate SBO probiotics into your diet. Scientists have found a way to create SBO probiotic supplements. Unlike other probiotics, SBOs do not require special coatings or manufacturing processes to ensure the probiotic makes it into your digestive system. [6] While live cultures must be handled with care to ensure the bacteria survives long enough to be consumed, or make it to your refrigerator, SBO probiotic supplements are shelf stable. They can be incorporated into any diet as they are vegetarian, gluten free and soy free. SBO probiotics work great with a healthy diet, and an active lifestyle.