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Is it true that the Bacillus Strains in Perfect Pass Probiotics get through the stomach acid 100% of the time? If so, how does that happen?
Yes, its absolutely correct to say that the bacillus strains in Perfect Pass Probiotics get through the stomach acid 100% of the time ….and is not affected by bile acids either.The reason for this is because bacillus strains of probiotics are contained in an endospore which is not affected by stomach acid. It protects the bacillus strains and only opens once the endospore reaches the lower digestive tract, which is where they are most effective in flourishing and so help to ‘weed out’ the bad bacteria and strengthen digestive function.
Can the probiotic be taken indefinitely or only for short periods of time?
Yes, it can and should be taken indefinitely as we are constantly assaulting our gut so we need the spores to go in there and fix things.
What’s your suggestion for long term use, both for chronic, ill people and preventive?
For people that feel good and want to go maintenance, they can use it 3-4 times per week instead of 7. With health challenges, daily use is safe.
Do you have any recent studies?
We have a number of lab studies and human clinicals coming out on our strains. One is a leaky gut study. Our product so far is showing great promise in resolving leaky gut. We will also have some studies on our strains attacking bad bacteria, helping the good bacteria grow, etc.
What’s the difference Between Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Professional and Original Formulas?
The Professional Formula has been fermented for 5 years in comparison to the Original Formula that has been fermented for 3 years. The longer the fermentation, the more potent the formula is. They have found that in the Professional Formula, on colonization, the LAB strains will double themselves every 30 minutes for the first 8 hours.
The ingredients are identical in both Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Original Formula and the Professional Formula. However, during the fifth year of processing the formula is modified to provide organic acids that are more robust than those contained in the Original Formula.
These more robust organic acids help change the pH of the colon. This allows for greater cohesion and proliferation of the lactic acid bacteria strains.
People who have a severly compromised immune system, or any type of digestive conditions for that matter, get great benefit. Their condition is known as Dysbiosis, which entails an imbalance of micro-flora as well as an imbalance of the pH of the colon. Dysbiosis is associated with too few colonies of friendly flora and organic acids.
Is Perfect Pass Prebiotic starch?
Perfect Pass Prebiotic is solubale fiber. Soluble fiber is found in foods that we think of as “starches”. But soluble fiber itself differs from starch as the chemical bonds that join it’s individual sugar units can’t be digested by enzymes in the human digestive tract. In other words, soluble fiber has no calories because it passes through the body intact.
Is it best to take VSL#3 Probiotics first thing in the morning on an empty stomach?
Its best to take VSL#3 with food.
When is best to take PREbiotics?
Prebiotics are best taken in a glass of room temperature water with food.
Can I take Prebiotics and Probiotics at the same time?
Yes you can take both at the same time.
Can I take Prefect Pass Probiotic while I am taking Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics or VSL#3?
Yes you can take Perfect Pass Probiotic with eother Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics or VSL#3
I read that you can take Perfect Pass PREbiotics to help with diarrhea or with constipation. Is that true?
Yes, Perfect Pass Prebiotics have reserach to show that they help to regulate both diarrhea and constipation.
Can I take too much Perfect Pass Prebiotic?
Perfect Pass Prebiotic is soluble fiber. Its a food. As long as you’re taking it with lots of water, you can take large amounts without any ill effects.
Can I ingest Guar Gum instead of taking Perfect Pass Prebiotics?
No , it does not have the same effects. The starting material in the production of Perfect Pass Prebiotic PHGG guar gum (Partially hydrolyzed guar gum) is food-grade guar gum, however, Perfect Pass Prebiotic PHGG guar gum goes through an enzymatic hydrolysis process. The enzymatic hydrolysis of guar gum cleaves the main mannan. The effect is not the same as eating the raw Guar Gum