- 50 billion shelf-stable CFUs per serving* (no refrigeration needed)
- Supports healthy digestive and immune system function†
- Supports healthy bowel transit time†
- Reduces occasional constipation, gas and bloating†
- Featuring soil-based organisms (SBOs), prebiotics and postbiotics to create a “trifecta” approach
- Adults take two capsules daily with 8 ounces of water
- We recommend taking the capsules on an empty stomach, either when you first wake up, or right before bed
- *Not intended for children
This Ultimate Probiotic includes a combination of 50 billion soil-based probiotics plus prebiotics and postbiotics (setting the stage for, with and after the probiotics) to create a “trifecta” approach. SBO probiotics are often hardier than other types of probiotics and resistant to harsh environments. Pre-biotics act as “fertilizer” for probiotics. Post-biotics are the metabolites (enzymes and organic acids) created by probiotics. We also added a fermented organic botanical blend, plus select clinically studied strains to deliver support for healthy elimination, reduction of occasional bloating, gas, diarrhea, healthy inflammation response, oral health and more.†
A traveling French baker named Henri Boulard originally discovered this beneficial yeast. He noticed that natives eating fermented mango typically experienced less digestive issues than others. Many believe this is due to the naturally occurring Saccharomyces boulardii. This beneficial, tropical species of yeast supports healthy gut transit time, along with healthy immune system and digestive function support.†
A soil-based, spore-forming probiotic that supports normal microflora in the gut, healthy gut function, normal digestion and a healthy immune system, in addition to promoting a healthy GI tract and a healthy inflammation response.† Naturally found in the environment and plants, they are hardy and typically have an evolved array of survival tactics. As one of the first bacteria to be studied, Bacillus subtilis typically has an extraordinary ability to survive harsh conditions, producing “end-products” allowing it to endure extreme conditions of heat, dryness, humidity and acidity in the environment
This shelf-stable spore-former supports healthy bowel transit time, digestive function, oral health and healthy gut flora.†
Full List of Ingredients
SBO Ultimate Probiotic Blend
Saccharomyces boulardii, Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus clausii, Bacillus subtilis
Organic Fermented Botanical Blend
Organic Black Pepper Fruit, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Turmeric Root, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Black Pepper Fruit Oil, Organic Ginger Root Extract, Organic Turmeric Root Extract
Other ingredients: Hypromellose
Servings Per Container:
|Amount Per Serving:||% Daily Value|
|SBO Ultimate Probiotic Blend||1g (50 Billion CFU*)|
|Organic Fermented Botanical Blend||420mg|
% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Daily Value not established.
Organic Fermented Botanical Blend
Full of superfoods and fermented for overall absorption support, this blend acts as a prebiotic (and even somewhat of a postbiotic due to the fermentation) as it features organic botanicals traditionally used to support digestion like organic black pepper fruit, organic ginger root, organic turmeric root, organic apple cider vinegar, organic black pepper fruit oil, organic ginger root extract and organic turmeric root extract.
Many probiotic strains are fragile and require refrigeration to survive. Even when you take them, they may not all make it into your gut to colonize. SBOs are resistant to extremes in temperature as well as the harsh digestive tract. That's why SBO Probiotics Ultimate is made from strains that occur naturally in the soil, called soil-based organisms (SBOs). These strains are tough, and they survive without refrigeration.
The four diverse probiotic strains include “ultimate” amounts of soil-based strains and a yeast--Saccharomyces boulardii, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus coagulans and Bacillus clausii--to support the gut in multiple ways, including supporting normal microflora in the gut, comfortable digestion and a healthy immune system.†
Powered By Fermentation
Ancient Nutrition fermented herbs are powered by fermentation — our own proprietary, patent-pending, dual-stage, live fermentation process. Fermentation is an ancient process used to break down food into more absorbable components. We ferment select ingredients on a farm owned by our co-founders so we can ensure maximum quality.
How to Use
Take 2 capsules per day with water or your favorite beverage. Can be taken with or without food. These are great first thing in the morning on an empty stomach or before bed. Because they don’t require refrigeration, try sleeping with them beside your bed for more convenience.
Make the most of SBO Probiotics Ultimate by eating a diet that features prebiotics and fermented foods such as kimchi, kombucha or sauerkraut, while managing emotional stress and limiting exposure to environmental toxins.
Pairs Well With
If you’re looking for extra gut support, pair these probiotics with our Multi Collagen Protein - Gut Restore powder. The unique, expert-formulated combination of ingredients sets this product apart and supports your gut with 5 types of collagen, shelf-stable SBO probiotics, select prebiotics and two kinds of Glutamine in a delicious lemon ginger flavor.
Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Axe Answers
Ancient Nutrition co-founder, chiropractor, clinical nutritionist and certified doctor of natural medicine is here to answer your questions!
What does Bacillus subtilis do?
Bacillus subtilis can manage the harsh stomach acid environment, allowing it to get to the digestive system and colonize its beneficial bacteria. Bacillus subtilis is truly a hardy, tough probiotic that is resilient and highly adaptable.
Do I need to refrigerate these probiotics?
No, you do not need to refrigerate SBO Probiotics Ultimate because the strains are shelf stable. Our shelf-stable probiotics arrive active and can survive at room temperature without refrigeration.
Why should I give my gut extra support?
Fact: Most Americans don’t consume enough probiotics in their diet due to modern processed foods, soil depletion and more. I believe most people are in need of probiotic support.
Here’s why: Thanks to prescription antibiotics, high carbohydrate diets, fluoridated tap water and high levels of stress, the good bacteria in our guts are often diminished, and our bodies can't replace them at the rate required for optimal health.
Many of probiotics’ health benefits are gut- and digestion-related, so here are a few key reasons why gut health, in general, is so important to overall health:
- Up to 80% of the immune system is housed in the gut.
- Between 80% to 90% percent of the body’s serotonin, often referred to as a “feel good” or “happy chemical” which acts as a neurotransmitter, is found in the gut. Serotonin is thought to have many effects on the body, including the areas of digestion, sleep, memory, behavior and more.
- Every bodily cell, tissue and organ depend on proper nutrient absorption and assimilation of food through healthy digestion, and, generally speaking, probiotics can play a supporting role in that.
How is this product different than the old SBO Probiotic formulation?
SBO Probiotic was our classic Soil Based Organism (SBO) Probiotic formulated to include a powerhouse ingredient list. While this new formulation still includes our signature organic botanical blend, we replaced Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus paracasei probiotics present in our previous formulation with an overall total of about 10 times (by weight) more soil-based probiotics.
What is the right amount of CFUs to be getting every day?
It varies. For most people, I recommend a CFU count anywhere between 25 to 100 billion. This probiotic formula features 50 billion CFU* per serving. *at time of manufacture
What should I look for in a gut supplement?
There are four specific things to consider when selecting a probiotic supplement:
1. SBOs and Shelf-Stable: Make sure your probiotic supplement includes soil-based probiotics (SBOs) and is shelf-stable, meaning it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. While it might seem odd to "eat dirt," SBOs are truly probiotic superstars. They’re some of the same strains your ancestors took in while foraging and eating fruits and veggies straight out of the garden.
2. Strain Diversity: Look for a probiotic supplement with strain diversity, not just one type.
3. Survivability: Look for strains such as Bacillus coagulans, Saccharomyces boulardii, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus clausii and other similar hardy cultures.
4. Probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics: To support the growth of probiotics once they get into your system, I believe it's important to choose a formula that incorporates prebiotics and postbiotics, too. Prebiotics act as fertilizer for probiotics. Postbiotics are the metabolites (enzymes and organic acids)) created by probiotics. By implementing all three, these probiotics can deliver a trifecta effect.
What is the complete list of organic botanicals in this product?
One of the premium features of SBO Probiotic is the superfood botanical blend.
Here is the complete list:
- Ginger (root)
- Turmeric (root)
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Black Pepper Fruit
- Turmeric Root CO2 Extract
- Black Pepper Fruit Oil
How is this product different from the probiotics in your Ancient Probiotics line?
The main difference is that this SBO Probiotics line features primarily soil-based, spore-forming organisms, and Ancient Probiotics features mostly non-spore forming cultures (Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria strains) but with a soil-based probiotic (Bacillus coagulans) and a high-powered yeast that acts as a probiotic (Saccharomyces boulardii).
The strains in SBO Probiotics typically populate differently in your gut than the live cultures in Ancient Probiotics, so they are great to take together for more strain diversity.
Ancient Probiotics varieties feature anywhere between 25 billion and 100 billion CFU* per serving, and SBO Probiotics features 25 billion CFU* to 50 billion CFU* per serving.
Soil-based organisms are generally more survivable than live cultures, which is why there are 16-17 strains of probiotics in Ancient Probiotics and three live strains in SBO Probiotics and one beneficial yeast. *at time of manufacture
Are these made without dairy?
These probiotics are made without dairy — we removed the Lactobacilli strains found in the original formulation.
Generally, what makes soil-based probiotics different from other types of bacteria and yeasts?
Soil-based organisms are often stronger than other forms of bacteria since they don’t require refrigeration (meaning they’re “shelf-stable”) or any special handling. They can generally survive the journey through the stomach to the intestines.
Soil-based organisms are typically able to “seed” the digestive tract with beneficial bacteria which can grow and flourish to support health, including supporting healthy digestion and a healthy immune system.†
I am currently comparing this probiotic to the original SBO formula. Which one should I choose?
The SBO Ultimate Probiotic line was formulated with a trifecta mindset which means we formulated it with a prebiotic, probiotic and postbiotic approach in one product.
SBO Ultimate Probiotics has 10x more in terms of grams of probiotics than the original SBO formula and less in terms of milligrams of the Organic Fermented Botanical Blend (420mg). We did this by removing the Lactobacilli strains so it is made without dairy. This strain is naturally found in the environment and in plants and has an ability to survive harsh stomach acid and withstand a high PH environments allowing it to get to the digestive system. This sets it apart from other probiotics.
Please do a side by side comparison of both formulas, to see which formula may be best for your particular needs. Please also discuss this further with your healthcare practitioner for proper recommendations, as they are best able to advise you.