The Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Frequently Asked Questions

Primal Defense

Primal Defense is not SCD compliant. The following is an ingredient list from their website, with it's SCD status listed beside:

Spirulina (algae - not SCD compliant)
Chlorella (algae - not SCD compliant)
Dunaliella (algae - not SCD compliant)
Kamut grass, Wheat Grass, Barley brass, Oat Grass, Alfalfa Grass*
Sweet potato (not SCD compliant)
Flax seed (not SCD compliant in any form)
Sesame seed (not SCD compliant)**
Sunflower seed (not SCD compliant)**
Pumkin seed (not SCD compliant)**
and ionic plant based minerals

Here are the bacteria in it:
Acidophilus, Bulgaricus, Plantarum, Brevis, Caucasicus, Fermenti, Helveticus, Leichmannii, Lactus, Caseii, Bifidum, Boulardii, Subtilis, and Lichenformis.***

* Grasses in this instance are not compliant, because we have no idea how well they were sprouted or if the seed coating was included in the product.

** Seeds are allowed on SCD but seed flours are not, and we have no idea what the amount or form of the sesame seeds in this product is.

*** Bifidum, Boulardii, and Caseii are not allowed on SCD. Neither are soil-based organisms, as their effects have not been well researched or documented.

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