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Dr. Ohhira's, Essential Formulas Inc., Probiotics, Professional Formula, 60 Capsules201 Reviews
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0.19 lbs (0.09 kg)
- Product Code: EFI-12121
- UPC Code: 695927121213
- Package Quantity: 60 Capsules
- Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.2 x 2 in, 0.15 lbs (0.07 kg)
Combo Discount: -$1.00
- Essential Formulas
- Dietary Supplement
- 100% Vegetarian
- Blister-Packed to Ensure Product Integrity
Unique 5-Year Fermentation Process
Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics Professional Formula uses a unique 5 year, long-term fermentation process to produce a superior biogenically-active probiotic supplement. This rich food matrix is fermented together with 12 strains of Lactic Acid Bacteria resulting in a dense product of probiotics, naturally occurring prebiotics, bacterial enzymes, organic acids, and bacteriocins, which promotes a healthy GI tract and improves gut health. Developed by award-wining microbiologist Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D., and esteemed research scientists from Okayama University, this formula combines ancient Japanese fermentation techniques with modern technology.
Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics Professional Formula differs from the Original Formula by being naturally fermented for 5 years instead of 3 years to increase its robust biogenic medium, further supporting gut health and colonic pH.
For best results take one (1) capsule twice a day on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 1 1/2 hours after meal) or as directed by your primary health care provider.
Temporary reactions such as minor bloating or a mild laxative or constipating effect are signs the beneficial bacteria are remodeling, detoxifying and improving the gut environment. If such transition effects last more than 10 days, consult your health care provider.
Refrigeration not required
Mountain spring water, safflower oil, beeswax, lecithin, capsule (tapioca processed from Manihot utilissima root, glycerin, carrageenan and caramel color.) lactic acid bacteria used in fermentation: Bifidobacterium breve ssp. breve, bifidobacterium infantis ssp. infantis, bifidobacterium longum, enterococcus faecalis TH10, lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus brevis, lactobacillus bulgaricus, lactobacillus casei ssp. casei, lactobacillus fermentum, lactobacillus helveticus ssp. jugurti, lactobacillus plantarum, streptococcus thermophilus.
Contains fermented soy. Soybeans used in long-term fermentation process are predigested and structurally modified to reduce or eliminate immunoreactivity to soy. Product does not contain milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat (gluten), peanuts or soybeans.
Contains no dairy or gluten
Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or nursing, ask a health professional before use.
Tamper evident: Do not use if foil blister pack is broken.
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
|Servings Per Container: 60|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Proprietary Fermented Culture—fermented culture medium of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and seaweeds containing naturally occurring lactic acid bacteria, prebiotics, enzymes, bacteriocins and trace amounts of vitamins, minerals and amino acids||0.42 g||*|
|Proprietary Organic Acid Blend—citric acid, lactic acid, formic acid, acetic acid||1.94 mg||*|
|Proprietary Lactic Acid Bacteria Blend†||600 million CFU**||*|
|* Daily Value not established.
† Ingredients are fermented and processed for five years using 12 strains of lactic acid bacteria. All strains may not be present in final product.
** At time of manufacture.
iHerb Customer Reviews
The Professional Formula contains more robust organic acids, which modify the pH of the colon allowing for greater cohesion and proliferation of the LAB strains. People with severely compromised immune systems or GI tract health conditions receive benefit from this due to their dysbiosis. Dysbiosis is the imbalance of micro-flora and colonic pH, which is caused by too few colonies of friendly flora and organic acids. The Professional Formula has been fermented for 5 years whereas the Original Formula has been fermented for 3 years. The longer the fermentation, the more potent the formula is. In the Professional Formula, on colonization, the LAB strains will double themselves every 30 minutes for the first 8 hours. There are identical ingredients to Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics 12 PLUS Original Formula and Professional Formula but tweaked during the fifth year of processing to provide organic acids that are more robust than those contained in the Original Formula. The CFU of the lactic acid bacteria may be less than in the Original Formula due to the natural variation of ingredients and the more complex manufacturing process. In addition, the potency of the micronutrient by-products is maximized to expedite the adhesion of the good bacteria in the colon.
These definitely are stronger than the 'original formula' one, I'd say taking 2 of these = 3 of the others. Product was delivered really fast, within a week, so I'm very happy with iHerb.com. Dr. Ohhira's seem to be the best probiotics I've taken, as good or better than Primal Defense by Garden of Life. In fact, after having to take a lot of antibiotics over a couple months or so, Ohhira's was what finally got my body back to normal, Primal Defense wasn't sufficient. I took lots of Primal Defense but still felt sluggish, I tried Ohhira's and it finally got my body feeling healthy and not depleted any more. Taking both products at the same time is pretty potent and useful as well, but it was Ohhira's that did the better job when depleted.