People fully understand the reasoning behind taking vitamins and minerals to supplement their diets and improve health – but taking capsules of soil?! Scientific studies undertaken in the USA have proved that this is not as mad as it sounds, and could in fact make good sense.
Over the past 80 years or so, the development of intensive farming methods, coupled with the use of fertilizers and pesticides, and a host of other reasons, have meant that much of the soil in which we grow our food has become virtually lifeless. Good soil should contain a healthy mixture of Soil-based Organisms (SBOs). These are naturally occurring micro-organisms that release powerful enzymes responsible for keeping it free of moulds, yeasts, fungi and other parasites which would otherwise make normal plant growth impossible.