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Much more than a probiotic. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic is an all-natural, SUPERIOR PRO-BIOTIC developed to support digestive comfort, nutrient absorption and a healthy immune system. Proven effective through over 20 years of use, currently sold in over 15 countries, and backed by over 20 university-based scientific studies. Unlike most other probiotic products, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are not cultured or grown in a laboratory. Ingredients such as mountain spring water, fruits and vegetables – are fermented for five years with 12 distinctive probiotic strains. The longer 5-year fermentation process results in a highly concentrated formula optimized for individuals with complex digestive and immune health goals.
Provides live and viable bacteria – NEVER freeze-dried, which have been strengthened through a unique five-year Japanese fermentation process which assures enhanced potency – The five-year fermentation process assures that the strongest bacteria survive.
This rich culture medium (PRE-BIOTICS) from the fermentation process is then encapsulated along with: the Probiotics that have grown together over the five-year period; and the resulting nutrients from this fermentation process (POST-BIOTICS), thus delivering viable probiotics and encouraging your body’s innate ability to grow its own friendly bacteria.
When Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are encapsulated after 5 years of fermentation, you actually get three products. Each capsule contains multiple strains of probiotic bacteria along with the extensive array of prebiotics which support the growth of the probiotic. The capsule also contains a substantial “dose” of all the post-biotic metabolites that the probiotic bacteria have been producing during five years of fermentation (no other product can compare.)
Product needs no refrigeration! – Fermentation at seasonal temperatures results in capsules that have a three-year shelf-life at room temperature. Well-tolerated by the most sensitive digestive systems – Fermentation alters the culture medium ingredients (nutritious vegetable, fruits, mushrooms, seaweed) into a completely different form. Only plant material used in culture medium; no dairy. *
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Introducing Postbiotic Metabolites
In a healthy microbiome, probiotic bacteria are constantly producing compounds we refer to as postbiotic metabolites. Dr. Ohhira’s multi-year fermentation process simulates the processes that occur in the human GI tract. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics deliver beneficial bacteria, healthy prebiotic foods and postbiotic metabolites.
The reason probiotic bacteria are important is totally related to the metabolites they produce and how those metabolites influence and regulate a wide range of biological functions in your body. The substantial “dose”, included in the capsule, of all the post-biotic metabolites that the probiotic bacteria have been producing during three years of fermentation include vitamins, amino acids, short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), immune system-enhancing compounds, detoxifying agents, cell signaling compounds, and probably many other beneficial substances that have not yet been discovered.*
Reestablish Your Microbiome
In certain instances the acid/base balance in the GI tract becomes too alkaline. This promotes/supports growth of pathogens and is unfavorable to the growth of probiotics. Introduction of postbiotic metabolites called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) helps shift the GI acid/base in a slightly more acidic direction which is optimal for probiotics and unfavorable for the growth of pathogens. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics helps reestabiish an optimal microbial balance (roughly 80-90% good bacteria). Two factors promote this rebalancing: a) introducing SCFAs, that are part of the postbiotic metabolites included in the capsule, which create a favorable environment that supports the growth of probiotic bacteria and, b) introducing probiotic bacteria to help reestablish microbial balance.*
Contains Proprietary TH 10
Dr. Ohhira developed his own proprietary lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strain that is six times stronger than any other strains known to bacteriologists today. The proteolytic power of the TH-10 strain is what distinguishes it from other LAB. Proteolytic power is the ability of LAB to digest protein during the fermentation process. The greater its ability to digest protein, the greater the power of the LAB. Enterococcus faecalis TH10 has been found to produce compounds that help in multiple ways to promote a balanced microbiome and healthy gastrointestinal function. 3-phenyllactic acid, an antibacterial substance produced by TH10, inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria. *
What are CFUs?
What are CFUs and why ‘Billions Aren’t Better’ When it comes to probiotics, quality is more important than quantity. Just because a probiotic product contains 20, 30 or 50 billion bacteria does not mean it is a good probiotic. When you ingest a probiotic, you are not ingesting your own bacteria, you are ingesting bacteria that (hopefully) will produce compounds (biogenics) that support the growth and proliferation of your innate bacteria. But, balance is important; too many can be too much. Remember, Dr. Ohhira believes that the biogenics (all of the compounds the bacteria have produced over 5 years of fermentation) is more important than the number of actual bacteria in the final product. No other probiotic in the world provides a high dose of the biogenic nutrients and other immune system-enhancing compounds like that which is in each capsule of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics.*
The Fermentation Process
Dr. Ohhira’s fermentation process mimics the fermentation processes that take place in the human digestive tract. The process begins by utilizing twelve unique strains of probiotic bacteria. Then, at seasonally appropriate times throughout the year, various kinds of organically grown plant crops are added to the fermentation vats as the nutritious prebiotic food supply for the probiotic bacteria. Non-digestible plant carbohydrates (fibers) are the preferred food for your probiotic bacteria. A wider range of different types of fibers supports the growth and proliferation of a wider range of probiotic bacteria. This promotes probiotic diversity. *
DR. OHHIRA’S PROFESSIONAL PROBIOTIC CAPSULE contains prebiotics (the fruits and vegetables) with strong and effective probiotic bacteria (12 strains) and postbiotic metabolites that the probiotic bacteria have been producing during five years of fermentation, including vitamins, amino acids, short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), immune system-enhancing compounds, detoxifying agents and many other beneficial substances which support digestive function, whole health and improve the pH of your colon. THE CAPSULE IS ACID RESISTANT to ensure that the contents are delivered to the small intestine and colon. It is also breathable and lets oxygen in, which together with the prebiotics allows the live active probiotic bacteria to stay alive for years at room temperatures, ready to go to work in your gut. This is an expensive way to create a probiotic supplement and also the best way. A supplement carefully crafted over 5 years to benefit your digestive system. Expensive but worth it. THE UNIQUE COMBINATION of prebiotics, probiotics and post-biotic metabolites helps in microbiome repair and maintenance. The prebiotics feed your own unique bacteria. The live, active probiotics immediately start producing the benefits of healthy bacteria. The postbiotics go to work adjusting the acid/base level towards a more optimal slightly acidic pH, reducing inflammation, accelerating the growth of healthy new cells in the lining of the GI tract, providing rapid microbiome restoration. OFFERING ALL THE BENEFITS OF THE ORIGINAL, Dr. Ohhira’s Professional Formula Probiotics is fermented for 2 additional years in an anaerobic environment that better simulates the human colon. This helps strengthen the bifidobacteria strains of probiotics which are important to the colon and beneficial to your digestive system. The additional 2 years also increases the concentration of metabolites, making Dr. Ohhira’s Professional Formula an excellent choice for your probiotic supplement.