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  • Expiration Date: Jul 2019
  • Shipping Weight: 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)
Product Overview


  • 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.

Suggested Use

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

Other Ingredients

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

Non-GMO, chemical-free


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.

Supplement Facts
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


Posted by 5646258514841838979 on Jan 06, 2017

This probiotic has made a huge difference in my GI health. For the first 10 days, it was obvious that changes were occurring in my gastrointestinal tract, then a new baseline was arrived at. I now take a capsule every 3-4 days as a maintenance dose. If you have a tendency toward either constipation or loose stools, this product may well be what you need for better overall health. So much of our health depends on how well our stomach and intestines process our food. Dr Ohhira's probiotics are excellent. They are well worth the price.

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Comparison of Professional formula with Original formula, plus review.

Posted by 5251372304044810160 on Dec 15, 2016

The capsules in the professional formula are much smaller than in the original formula, making them a lot easier to swallow. I started taking the original formula to help with gut health and after two months I didn't reorder. That month my moods were all over the place. I reordered the probiotics and as soon as I started taking them again I felt so much happier. The next time I reordered iherb was out of stock of the original formula so I tried the professional formula and now I like this one better because of the small size of the capsules. There are lots of other benefits to taking these, but I especially love how they make me feel happy.

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Dr Ohhira's Essential Formulas Probiotics Professional formula

Posted by 5596222258833361507 on Dec 09, 2016

First probiotic product that has helped me.

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No obvious side effects

Posted by 5174374215341811222 on Dec 01, 2016

Taken 2/3 of the capsules, didn't experience much side effect.

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Posted by 4766017861742291760 on Nov 30, 2016

Our gut microbiome is so important. Scientists are now linking them to depression and even obesity. We know so little about the human body, and while this is only one piece of the puzzle to optimal health, I really look forward to hearing more about the different strains of bacteria in our body and how they interact to keep us healthy.

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