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Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are Premium

Dr. Ohhira’s: The World’s Best Premium Probiotic

Ross Pelton -The Natural Pharmacist

Ross Pelton -The Natural Pharmacist

Ross Pelton, the author of this article, happens to be one of the first people I met when I came to live in the United States 37 years ago. He is currently the Scientific Director for Essential Formulas who distribute Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics that we recommend to many of our patients. He is a pharmacist and a true expert on pharmaceutical drugs and their life-altering side effects. He is also a clinical nutritionist and helps people with diet, nutrition and natural therapies. He truly is an expert in helping his clients integrate the best of both worlds to achieve improvment in their health.

Here’s an article that he published in April of this year. Check him out on Facebook, The Natural Pharmacist.

He writes:
Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are the world’s most popular premium probiotic supplement and the most effective product to remodel and optimize functioning to the human gastrointestinal tract. It has won numerous International Supplement Awards, including Best Supplement Award, by Better Nutrition Magazine for six consecutive years running. I want to explain the reasons why Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are so unique.


Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are allowed to grow in huge fermentation vats (shown above) for three (Original Formula) or five years (Professional Formula). During this time, the bacteria are producing a wide range of nutrients and immune system enhancing compounds that other probiotic products don’t begin to produce until they get established in the GI tract. Along with the beneficial bacteria, each capsule of Dr. Ohhira’s contains a therapeutic dose of immune system enhancing compounds. No other probiotic product in the world is produced using this type of fermentation process for the bacteria.

Multi-strain product: Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics contain 12 synergistic strains of beneficial bacteria. Because individual strains of bacteria provide different biological functions, a multi-strain product can provide a broader range of benefits.

Proprietary Enterococcus faecalis TH10: This is a strain of lactic acid-producing bacteria that was discovered by Dr. Ohhira and is only available in Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic products. TH10 is one of the strongest anti-microbial probiotics that has ever been discovered. To date, TH10 has proven to be over 6 times stronger than any other known strain of bacteria.


Prebiotics are compounds that are “food” for the probiotic bacteria. A blend of 92 nutrition-rich fruits, vegetables, seaweeds and mushrooms are periodically added to the fermentation vats at seasonally appropriate times which provides the growing strains of probiotic bacteria with unique natural energy-rich prebiotic food supply. When encapsulated, each capsule of Dr. Ohhira’s contains the beneficial strains of probiotic bacteria plus the nutrient-dense prebiotics which allow the bacteria to thrive. No other probiotic product provides such a rich supple of prebiotic ingredients along with the probiotics.

Organic acids:

One of the important functions of probiotics is the production of compounds called short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) such as lactic acid, acetic acid, propionic acid and butyric acid. These weakly acidic compounds create a slightly acidic environment in the intestinal tract which is the optimal condition to support the growth of beneficial bacteria while inhibiting the growth of pathological bacteria. The strains of bacteria in Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics have been shown to be strong producers of these organic short-chain fatty acids.

No refrigeration:

Because the fermentation process takes place at ambient room temperatures, Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are stable at room temperature and do not require refrigeration. They have an impressive 3-year stable shelf life.

Patented Capsule Design:

The capsule for Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics is designed to stay hard in the harsh acid environment in the stomach. It then becomes porous in the more alkaline environment in the small intestine. Hence, the probiotics are preferentially released in the small intestine where they begin to provide their wide range of health benefits.

Effective Against Pathogens:

Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics have been shown to be effective several key pathogens including the cancer-causing bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and Clostridium difficile or C. diff. Also, in cell culture studies, Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics have been shown to kill MRSA which is the abbreviation for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. MRSA is currently a serious global health crisis because it has become resistant to nearly all antibiotics. So, Dr. Ohhira’s, which are non-prescription over-the-counter probiotics have been shown to be effective against some of the world’s most serious pathological organisms.

Other Benefits:

Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are also non-GMO, non-dairy, gluten-free and 100% vegan.

The Natural Pharmacist
Posted April 20, 2015

Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics wins Best Supplements Award 2014

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics wins Better Nutrition Magazine’s ‘Best of Supplements’ Award 2014

Once again, Better Nutrition Magazine chose Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics as a 2014 “Best of Supplements” award winner in the Probiotics Category. This is the sixth time.

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D.

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D.

The award was presented to them during the Natural Products Expo EAST that was held September 18-20 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.

The way it works is that the magazine’s editors conducts retailer surveys and tallied up both reader and staff votes. Then their Supplement Advisory Board, that consists of naturopathic physicians, health writers, and nutrition educators, evaluate the nominated supplements for quality of ingredients, reputation, and the science behind the products. The award winners will now be featured in their November 2014 issue of Better Nutrition Magazine.

Ross Pelton Talks about Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics Formula

Ross Pelton, RPh, CCN, Essential Formula Inc.’s scientific director. He says, “Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics uses 12 beneficial strains in an exclusive manufacturing process that allows the bacteria to thrive for three to five years in fermentation vats while producing numerous other beneficial byproducts. Besides the diverse strains of bacteria, you also benefit from numerous immune-enhancing components that are normally only produced after the probiotics have set up housekeeping in your gut. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are a phenomenal and one-of-a-kind product that promotes good health.”

The genius behind the scenes is Dr Iichiroh Ohhira, PhD, who formulated this product. He has conducted more than 30 years of university-based, scientific research studies, which have shown that the products are safe and effective in dealing with digestive distress. Essential Formulas Inc. is the sole distributor of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics products in the United States. Their president and CEO says, “Dr. Ohhira’s is an exceptional product and like no other on the market today. It’s always exciting to be honored for quality, efficacy, and it’s stellar scientific credentials.”

We are proud to say that we have been selling Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics ever since Essential Formulas started selling in the USA. Our customers love them, not only because they are so effective for all kinds of digestive challenges, but also because they are so easy to take. The small blisters packaging fits easily into a pocket or purse. The don’t need to be refrigerated and they’re safe for infants, kids and seniors a like. Forgot to mention another important factor – they’re dairy free. The professional formula is the one that I recommend the most. I get excellent results when I suggest them.

Dr Ohhira's Professional Probiotic Formula 30 capsMany of our customers who are dealing withchronic digestive complaints like crohns, colitis, Leaky Gut and IBS take advantage of our on-going special – when you buy 12 Professional Probiotics Formula 60 cap boxes (blue box), you get 2 additional boxes at no charge. This puts the pricing as low as wholesale prices.

The special we offer on the Original formula (green box) is also an excellent deal. When you buy 12 boxes of Dr Ohhira’s Original 

Dr Ohhira's Original Probiotic Formula 30 capsFormula, you get one box for nothing. Our customers are very appreciative of the fact that we are able to extend that type of volume discount to them.

We have tons of educational material on our website about Dr Ohhira and all sorts of clinical studies that he has done. He developed the proprietary TH10 strain from the Malaysian food delicacy, tempeh. This TH10 has been proven effective in vitro against the many virulent pathogenic organisms like E coli-157 that causes food poisoning, Bacillus cereus that causes of intestinal anthrax, MRSA – the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, H. pylori that leads to peptic ulcers, as well as L clostridium that often results in morning sickness, migraine and cluster headaches.

Needless to say I am a big fan of Dr Ohhira’s Probiotics and if you haven’t experienced their benefits yet, I encourage you to try them.


MRSA the deadly superbug

MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus  the deadly superbug - Scanning electron micrograph of a human neutrophil ingesting MRSA

MRSA the deadly superbug

I recently watched a very informative Dr Oz show when he addressed the alarming details about MRSA. In case you don’t know, MRSA stands for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. What is it? It’s an infection that is caused by a strain of staph bacteria that has become resistant to the antibiotics that are generally used to treat ordinary staph infections. Yes, it’s now resistant to methicillin, amoxicillin, penicillin, oxacillin, and many other antibiotics.

We used to think that most MRSA infections occurred mainly in people who’ve been in hospitals or other health care settings, like nursing homes as well as dialysis centers. It’s known as health care-associated MRSA (HA-MRSA). The infections are common among people who have weak immune systems. Infections can appear around surgical wounds or invasive devices, like catheters or implanted feeding tubes.

Now, another type of MRSA infection has cropped up in the wider community, actually among healthy people. This form is called community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA). It often starts as a painful skin boil. This can progress in to an abscess. And then it can spread by skin to skin contact, where it colonizes and stay there for months on end.

More and more CA-MRSA infections are being seen in the general community, especially in certain geographic regions. Skin infections have been found in certain populations that share close quarters or have more skin-to-skin contact, like team athletes, military personnel, and even prison inmates. Dr Oz mentioned how easily MRSA can be spread, even from the touch of a door knob.

Interesting, too, is that CA-MRSA is infecting much younger people. In a study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, the average age of people with MRSA in a hospital or health care facility was 68 whereas the average age of a person with CA-MRSA was only 23.

He says that these superbugs that are resistant to antibiotic use are here to stay. He does have a few recommendations. He suggests that you cover all wounds, especially open wounds, instead of leaving them open to air, as we used to do, thinking that was the ideal way to help healing. He warns against sharing any personal products, particularly towels. Disinfecting with bleach is another of his suggestions as well as taking 20-30 seconds to wash your hands.

What impressed me the most of what Dr Oz said was that if your physician prescribes antibiotics for you, ask him/her why. In other words, he’s recommending that you don’t take antibiotics unless you really, really need them. Antibiotics are often used too often for things they can’t treat — like colds, flu or other viral infections — not only are they of no benefit, they become less effective against the bacteria they’re intended to treat.

He also warns against not finishing a course of antibiotics when you do need to take them. For instance, if you take an antibiotic for only a few days, instead of the full course, what happens is that the antibiotic may wipe out some, but not all of the bacteria. The surviving bacteria then become more resistant and can be spread to other people. When bacteria become resistant to first line treatments, the risk of complications is increased.

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D.

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D.

For me, the most reassuring aspect in dealing with such a deadly superbug is knowing that there is one probiotic that I can rely on, Dr Ohhira’s Probiotic Formula. There are loads of clincial trials to show how effective they are in treating MRSA related conditions. It is a unique type of probiotic because the formula is based on traditional Asian fermentation processes and contains both live probiotics (12 Probiotic Strains) as well as their prebiotic food supply. Dr Ohhira’s probiotics come in 2 different strengths. The Professional Formula has been fermented for 5 years, while the Original Formula has been fermented for 3 years.

One of the strains is called Enterococcus faecalis TH-10. This is Dr. Ohhira’s proprietary strain which is 6.25 X stronger than any other lactic acid bacteria (LAB) known to bacteriologists. The proteolytic power of the TH-10 strain is what makes it different from other Lactic Acid Bacteria . Proteolytic power is the ability of lactic acid bacteria to digest protein during the fermentation process. The greater its ability to digest protein, the greater the power of the lactic acid bacteria.

I have been recommending both these formulas for many years now as I see excellent outcomes, both for acute and chronic conditions. In fact, I had a patient not so long ago who had visible, fungal pustules on her tonsils that she could not get rid of after many months of trying many different types of treatments. I had her start chewing on the Professional black caplets every few hours and guess what? within 3 days, the pustules were completely gone, pain dissipated and did not return.

I love the fact that they are completely vegetarian, no dairy what so ever, and may be used for any age group, from infants to seniors alike. They don’t need to be refrigerated and they come in very convenient blister packs that are easy to use.

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