Dr. Ohhira's, Essential Formulas Inc., Probiotics, Professional Formula, 60 Capsules
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Shipping Weight:0.18 lbsSwitch to Metric units
- Product Code: EFI-12121
- UPC Code: 695927121213
- Package Quantity: 60 Capsules
4.3 x 2.2 x 2 in, 0.15 lbsSwitch to Metric units
|Combo Discount:||- $4.70|
- 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.
Difference Between the Professional and Original Formula
Difference Between the Professional and Original Formula
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.
Good for Calming Stomach, Mouth, and Esophagus Inflammation
Posted by Reviewer1310225 on Mar 15, 2017
I bought this product because I have a multitude of Gastrointestinal issues. I have inflammation in the Esophagus and mouth because of GERD. Inflammation in stomach because of years of eating out, and I have candida in my intestines and bad gut flora. This product worked like a charm for calming the inflammation in the mouth, throat and stomach. I chew the capsules and then swallow with water on an empty stomach. A few minutes later you feel like you are washed from the inside. Like there is an air conditioning turned on in your stomach, no more pain, no more inflammation, you just feel good. The downside are two things: firstly, to achieve this really good result I used a very high dose (10 - 20 capsules) daily, which is not economical long-term (who knows if I reduce the dose, would it work or not). Secondly, it did NOTHING for the candida in my intestines and in my mouth. Absolutely nothing! Now, to qualify my opinion, I live in a tropical country, with so much heat and humidity and the product was shipped with UPS and must have spend days in the heat before delivery. Perhaps not much of the bacteria in the product survived the trip. Who knows! Bottom line is this. Probiotics are a hit and miss! You need to try a wide range of these products and see what works for you. For me, Although reduction of stomach inflammation is important and welcome, I still want a product that can alter my gut biome in a good way without having to use many capsules.
Posted by 5714472268750553942 on Mar 08, 2017
I feel much better and stronger using this product
Posted by Reviewer1602761 on Feb 24, 2017
It has been a great help in bringing my digestion and gut into balance
I did not notice the effect
Posted by RikuRagnar on Jan 31, 2017
I did not notice the effect
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.