SBO probiotics formulation

By Jill Levy

Ancient Nutrition’s new SBO Probiotic products are made from probiotic strains that occur naturally in the soil, called soil-based organisms (SBOs).

The goal of creating our SBO Probiotics was to offer unique formulas that support the growth of normal microflora (bacteria) in the gut, healthy gastrointestinal function, digestive health and healthy immune system function.

Ancient Nutrition’s connection to SBOs is a personal one. Here is some background information about that personal connection. Co-Founder of Ancient Nutrition, Jordan Rubin, credits his use of SBO probiotics coupled with a Biblical/ancestral diet and overall healthy lifestyle for supporting his health journey during a difficult point in his life. 

In his twenties, while navigating this difficult time, Jordan and his father, a naturopathic doctor, went on an extensive journey to seven countries, meeting with over 70 healthcare providers to seek their input.  

Although Jordan tried 30 (!) different probiotics over the course of several years, he didn’t get the answers he was seeking. His father eventually introduced him to SBO probiotics at the same time that Jordan was working with a world-renowned nutritionist who specializes in Biblical diets.

In Jordan’s opinion, SBOs and his nutrient-dense diet and intentional lifestyle choices (as well as his strong faith in God and prayer) played a critical role in supporting a healthy gut–immune-system connection.

While Jordan is quick to point out that his journey is solely his own experience and everyone is different, he believes that nearly everyone can benefit from probiotic use, including SBO probiotics. 

How Our New SBO Probiotics Line Was Formulated 

After this amazing experience, Jordan knew that he had to find a way to distribute and spread the word about the SBO probiotics that had helped him so much.

Jordan believes that many people can benefit from taking a SBO probiotic for several reasons. First and foremost, it’s common to lack these organisms due to modern farming conditions; today’s food supply is mostly grown in nutrient-depleted soil, which makes it difficult to acquire enough natural soil-based probiotics. 

Additionally, many people today consume an overall poor quality diet that lacks fermented foods, raw fruits and vegetables, all of which are the best dietary sources of probiotics, including SBOs. Throughout history, cultures all around the world relied on local, raw foods and probiotic-rich, fermented foods (like kimchi, kefir, sauerkraut, etc.) to support their health; however, this tradition has mostly been lost in modern times.

Finally, our culture’s obsession with hygiene and over-sanitization can, unfortunately, result in fewer microbes entering our bodies, which can lead to less bacterial diversity in our guts that normally has beneficial effects.

While SBOs can be taken in supplement form, they are also naturally found outdoors in the soil/dirt, as well as and on unprocessed/non-sanitized fruit and vegetables. The actual probiotic (or “good guy” gut bacteria) cultures found in our SBO Probiotic product line are lab grown, however, to ensure the quality.

Ancient Nutrition’s new SBO Probiotic products have been formulated to include diverse probiotic strains, each of which help to support your gut in a variety of ways, such as by reducing occasional bloating and constipation. 

Here are the different yeast (that functions as a probiotic) and actual probiotic strains you’ll find in our products:

  • SBO Probiotics Ultimate — Saccharomyces boulardii, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus clausii.
  • SBO Probiotics Gut Restore — Saccharomyces boulardii, Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus clausii, Bacillus subtilis. 
  • SBO Probiotics Women’s — Saccharomyces boulardii, Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus clausii, Bacillus subtilis. 
  • SBO Probiotics Men’s — Saccharomyces boulardii, Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus clausii, Bacillus subtilis. 

  • Another differentiator that sets our SBO Probiotics apart from other types of probiotic supplements is that they’ve been fermented, plus they are full of additional superfoods that can help to support healthy absorption and utilization. 

    Our products feature organic botanicals, herbs, mushrooms and seeds that have been traditionally used to support digestion. These ingredients not only support the digestion of probiotics, but can benefit other parts of the body, too.

    SBO Probiotics vs. Regular Probiotics

    You may have heard that you need to refrigerate probiotic supplements in order to keep them “alive.” But soil-based organisms are different and do not require refrigeration to be effective. 

    These are “survivable” probiotic strains, meaning they make it into your gut where they can colonize and go to work supporting your healthy immune system. All of this happens even when they are stored at room temperature.

    Here are several key features of Ancient Nutrition’s new SBO Probiotic formulas:

    • Contains between 25 and 50 Billion CFUs* per serving (*at time of manufacturing)
    • Features Soil-Based Organisms (SBOs) plus prebiotics and postbiotics (a “trifecta” approach)
    • Shelf-stable (no need to refrigerate) and can survive higher temperatures and a harsh environment (such as stomach acid)
    • Feature a blend of superfoods to help support absorption
    • Our SBO Probiotic features solely soil-based, spore-forming organisms, while our other product, Ancient Probiotics, features mostly non-spore forming cultures and a couple of spore-forming organisms.

    You won’t find many probiotic products on the market that are made with multiple strains of bacteria species plus superfood herbs and botanicals; however, ours is. Here is the complete list of additional botanical ingredients found in SBO Probiotics:

    SBO Probiotics Ultimate:

    • Organic black pepper fruit
    • Organic ginger root
    • Organic turmeric root
    • Organic apple cider vinegar
    • Organic black pepper fruit
    • Organic ginger root extract
    • Organic turmeric root extract

    SBO Probiotics Gut Restore:

    • Organic fermented licorice root
    • Organic fermented marshmallow root
    • Organic apple cider vinegar
    • Organic turkey tail mycelium
    • Organic shiitake mycelium
    • Organic reishi mycelium
    • Organic maitake mycelium

    SBO Probiotics Women’s:

    • Organic ashwagandha root and leaf extract
    • Organic amla berry
    • Organic fermented chaste tree berry
    • Organic fermented sage leaf
    • Organic apple cider vinegar
    • Organic turkey tail mycelium
    • Organic shiitake mycelium
    • Organic reishi mycelium
    • Organic maitake mycelium

    SBO Probiotics Men’s:

    • Organic fermented ginger root
    • Organic fermented fenugreek seed
    • Organic fermented Fo-ti
    • Organic apple cider vinegar
    • Organic turkey tail mycelium
    • Organic shiitake mycelium
    • Organic reishi mycelium
    • Organic maitake mycelium

    Here’s something else to consider: The bacterial strains found in SBOs populate differently in your gut than the primarily live cultures in our Ancient Probiotic products. This means that you can actually use both products to achieve even more strain diversity.

    The Trifecta Approach: Formulating with Prebiotics, Probiotics and Postbiotics

    What else makes these particular probiotics different? They contain soil-based organisms, along with prebiotics and postbiotics. We call this the “Trifecta Approach” because together, these organisms support our healthy immune systems in an amazing way. 

    Prebiotics essentially “feed” the healthy microbes and organisms that we’re looking to help thrive in our gastrointestinal systems. 

    Postbiotics (also called metabolites) are compounds that beneficial bacteria create to ensure their own survival.

    Healthy Immune System Promotion: How Probiotics Support Gut Health 

    The No. 1 reason to take probiotics is because they support healthy gut function, digestive health and immune system function.

    How does gut health affect immune system health exactly? Microbiota are the trillions of bacterial organisms that live inside our bodies. Our gut is a central location of the microbiome, where a large majority of bacteria and other organisms (estimated at about 75 percent or more) live.

    Something called “dysbiosis” occurs when “unfriendly” bacteria in the gut flourish while the “friendly” bacteria are diminished, leaving your system out of balance. High-quality probiotics can help to keep things in balance, which has far-reaching benefits.

    Here are several of the ways that that probiotics help support a healthy gut and a healthy immune system and overall healthy microbiome:

    • Help to maintain the integrity of the gut lining, a crucial and often underappreciated part of the immune system
    • Help us to absorb essential nutrients, including zinc, iron and vitamin B12
    • May influence gene expression, either positively or negatively
    • Can help to regulate how you produce neurotransmitters, which impacts your energy, outlook and sleep

    Unsure if you actually need a probiotic supplement? Chances are you do. Most people are often susceptible to microbial imbalance (dysbiosis) due to common “probiotic killers” such as:

    • Prescription antibiotics
    • Excessive sugar intake
    • Drinking tap water (chlorine and fluoride)
    • GMO foods
    • Eating too many whole grains (plus gluten)
    • Stress
    • Overexposure to toxins and pesticides
    • Modern processed foods, soil depletion

    In addition to taking SBO Probiotics, you can help to support your gut-immune-system-connection in other ways, too. To help maximize your experience with SBO Probiotics, focus on these steps: 

    • Eating plenty of high-antioxidant foods
    • Increasing your intake of high-fiber foods
    • Including foods rich in prebiotics and fermented foods in your daily diet — such as yogurt, kefir, kimchi, kombucha and sauerkraut
    • Avoiding “gut unfriendly” foods
    • Managing stress

    Jill has been with the Dr. Axe and Ancient Nutrition team for five years. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Fairfield University, followed by a certification as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Jill takes a “non-diet” approach to health and really enjoys teaching others about mindful eating, intuitive eating and the benefits of eating real foods.

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