What Are Soil-Based Organisms (SBOs)?

SBOs stand for soil-based organisms. It’s the term for friendly microorganisms that have their origins in healthy, natural soil. There’s so much to explore when it comes to soil based bacteria (SBOs) and their benefits. We’ll discuss the difference between SBO probiotics and other types of probiotics, where they come from, and how they support your health.

Solluna developed an SBO probiotic supplement because we understand just how beneficial these microorganisms are for gut health. They are vital for digestion, waste elimination, absorption of nutrients, supporting the immune system, and so much more. There’s a lot to explore about SBOs, such as where they come from, what they do, and why these probiotic strains are uniquely designed to support our gut microbiome.

Continue reading this article to learn more about how this product and SBOs benefit your body.

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Always Begin With Nature

A good place to start with health questions is to ask, “How does this work in nature?” In this case, looking at nature is key to understanding the various types of bacteria we come into contact with, and how they impact our health in different ways.

First, it’s critical to know just how prevalent and important these microscopic life forms are—both in nature and in our bodies. Just in the human body alone, it’s estimated that there are over 1000 different strains of bacteria, numbering over 100 trillion in quantity. As a reference, that’s more than all the money—of all currencies, banks and from all other sources—in the entire world! And that 100 trillion number refers just to the “good” microorganisms inside us. There are also many unfriendly forms that are even more difficult to count.

Now, if there are that many invisible life forms in our bodies, just imagine how many exist in nature. It’s a number too large to measure or count. And similarly, the natural world has healthy, friendly bacteria—along with unfriendly forms—that it must keep at bay in order to remain balanced.

The Soil Is Our Friend

PicMonkey Collage.jpgNowhere is the good/bad bacteria balance more important than in the soil. You see, the soil is the foundation for the entire plant world—and therefore all living things. The soil provides nutrients and the foundation for plants to grow, and for those plants to then nourish all other forms of life.

When the soil has the nutrients it needs, along with the right balance of bacteria—it’s able to grow the healthiest, most robust plants that are strong, resistant to disease and full of vitality. However, when there’s an imbalance—often due to the presence of unfriendly bacteria such as yeasts, molds, and other pathogens—the plants are weak, tending to rot and decay. Here you can see what a healthy plant looks like, compared to the one that’s been overrun by mold:

Now, seeing this, it makes sense that nature has created certain microorganisms whose role it is to keep those unfriendly bacteria at bay. Without them, all life would disappear.

Enter Soil-Based Organisms…

By now, you probably guessed that soil-based organisms are nature’s first line of defense—they help keep pathogenic, unfriendly bacteria in check, while also paving the way for friendly bacteria to grow.

How do they do this? The first way is that they actually consume unfriendly/bad bacteria. This is one of their primary roles. They literally eat up molds, yeast and other forms of bad bacteria that would otherwise overrun the soil (and plants), leading to imbalance or premature death.

SBOs and You

We, humans, evolved and adapted in symbiosis with the soil. We relied on it for food, and to supply the natural world with plants that feed everything else. We would ingest lots of soil indirectly, and sometimes directly, according to our instincts. (Ever seen children instinctively eat dirt? Doesn’t seem so ridiculous now.)

Bottom line: our connection, interaction and consumption of food from the soil means that soil-based microorganisms are part of us. Indeed, they always have been, since the dawn of time.

Seeing that, it’s not surprising that SBOs play a similar role in our bodies. When ingested—which occurred all the time as we lived in nature—these friendly microbes would protect us against pathogens, keeping our overall bacteria balance in harmony.

Guardians of the Good (Bacteria)

The second key role that SBOs play, both in our bodies and in the soil, is to “set up shop” and work to aid/protect the growth of friendly bacteria. The technical term for this is resident forming—meaning, the SBOs become more long-term residents of our intestinal tract.

While residing in us, their role is still what we described: They consume and digest unfriendly bacteria, producing a safe, healthy environment (including the creation of food) for the friendly flora in our intestinal tract. This can help create progressively greater probiotic balance, beauty, a healthy immune system, clearer skin, better digestion, improved overall health and so many of the other benefits we’ve covered.

Of course, there are many other valuable forms of probiotics—including those like l. plantarum found in cultured vegetables. I love cultured vegetables and highly recommend them for a healthy diet. I’ve been eating them for years! Yet, the difference between bacteria such as l. plantarum found in cultured vegetables and SBOs is that, when compared to SBOs, no other form of probiotic bacteria works as strongly against pathogens, or helps guard our inner terrain as strongly.

Without the presence of soil-based microorganisms—we have far less protection against the pathogens floating around, as well as less defense against the inner bacterial imbalances. Those imbalances result from consuming (or having consumed) processed foods, additives, antibiotics, and other substances, all of which kill friendly bacteria indiscriminately.

Something to Think About…

All this should help us consider the immense impact that bacteria and microorganisms have on both nature and all of life. We tend not to think of them because they are invisible, yet these life forms are as important as oxygen, water or food, and absolutely necessary for our survival.

Soil-based probiotic bacteria are essential for our health—but now, modern life is taking us further and further away from optimum levels.shutterstock_142419037.jpg

All this should help us consider the immense impact that bacteria and microorganisms have on both nature and all of life. We tend not to think of them because they are invisible, yet these life forms are as important as oxygen, water or food, and absolutely necessary for our survival.

Soil-based probiotic bacteria are essential for our health—but now, modern life is taking us further and further away from optimum levels.

Improve Your Wellness with SBO Probiotics

Solluna has developed our Feel Good SBO Probiotics+, made from a unique formula containing soil-based organisms (SBOs) to improve your ability to digest, mimicking what we find in nature for a natural, healthier digestive process.

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In Love and Health,

Kimberly Snyder