Soil-based organisms improve immune function: shift cytokine profile from TH2 to TH1

Posit Health News. Spring 1998;(No 16):16-8.


AIDS: SRL 172, a protein derived from a soil-based organism, is advertised for being able to restart the immune systems of persons with allergies, lung cancer, and tuberculosis. SRL 172 also appears to shift the cytokine profile in persons with Gulf War Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from TH2 back to the more effective TH1 profile. One patient reports improved DTH skin responses to topical DNCB after using Nature's Biotics Soil-based Organisms (SBOs). There also appeared to be improved immunity response indicating a shift from a weaker TH2 to a TH1 cytokine profile. The patient explains his successful use of SBOs and reveals that all but 1 out of 100 other patients who have used the product for a variety of ailments cite successful outcomes. Among the ailments whose symptoms the SBOs have helped relieve are foot sores from diabetes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, insomnia, and genital herpes. Recent use of SBOs by HIV-infected patients has had positive results in energy and weight gain and improvements in some types of chronic conditions indicating an improvement of cell mediated immunity and antibody production.

Publication types

  • Newspaper Article

MeSH terms

  • CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes / immunology
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Diabetes Mellitus / therapy
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / immunology*
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic / therapy
  • HIV Infections / immunology
  • HIV Infections / therapy
  • Humans
  • Persian Gulf Syndrome / immunology*
  • Persian Gulf Syndrome / therapy
  • Probiotics / therapeutic use
  • Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders / therapy
  • Soil Microbiology*
  • Th1 Cells / immunology*
  • Th2 Cells / immunology*