Dr Ohhira's Original Probiotic OMX Formula
The Doctors' Prescription for Healthy Living - Volume 5, Number 12 (2002)
During these troubling times, we have recommended that readers pay special attention to gastrointestinal tract
health. A healthy GI tract is essential to immune function since many of our antibody-forming cells are
Prebiotics, probiotics and
homeostatic soil organisms - these are some of the types of GI-support formulations we have discussed recently or in this current issue. In the case of the probiotics, be sure the formula you use has been clinically studied and that you know how it works, and you are therefore receiving full consumer value. After all, your life may depend on such quality. Dr Ohhira Original OMX Probiotic Formula has a wealth of scientific validation to show it is highly effective - certainly one of the world's premiere probiotic formulas today. While working in Malaysia, Dr Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D., a renowned microbiologist from Japan's Okayama University, observed that many of the world's longest-lived persons consumed generous amounts of fermented foods. Dr Ohhira also observed that overuse of antibiotics, both in veterinary and human medicine, had led to the creation of new strains of "super" bacteria that have become antibiotic-resistant.
Spurred on by his long-time passion for improving human health by insuring the presence of adequate colonies of good bacteria, Dr Ohhira research team selectively bred a special strain of beneficial lactic acid bacteria isolated from the Southeast Asian food delicacy tempeh. Known as Enterococcus faecalis TH10, preliminary studies have shown this bacterium to be highly affective against even the most deadly antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains (such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).
Effective against Anthrax?
Dr. Ohhira Original OMX Probiotic Formula may have other important uses in these times.
Preliminary evidence obtained by The Doctors' Prescription for Health Living indicates that Dr.
Ohhira's Original OMX Probiotic Formula may well be effective against some forms of disease caused by
Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis)
. This stems from research showing its constituents are effective against the pathogen Bacillus cereus
which is classified as a member of the same genus or family as anthrax. Bacillus cereus
, like its notorious relative, is a spore former whose cells appear in the shape of large rods. Both share similar susceptibilities.
Viewing the Decimation
In electron microscopy images one can observe the devastating effect of the substance called phenyl lactic acid on Bacillus cereus
. In an in vitro (test tube) experiment, Bacillus cereus
was cultured for six hours and then phenyl lactic acid was added at a concentration of one percent. Since B. cereus
is a Gram-positive bacterial strain, normal cells are stained purple, but as the bacteria begin to die, they become stained red. In this study, the bacteria began to turn red after about a little more than three hours after exposure. After nearly seven hours, the cells stained quite red and, based on electron microscopy imagery, one could see the cell walls had started to disintegrate and fall apart. But when the cells were exposed to phenyl lactic acid immediately they died off within 20 minutes. The "antibacterial activity of phenyl lactic acid was admitted to have quite immediate effect," noted the researchers.
Certainly, with ingested anthrax, this effect is noteworthy. Additional studies show us that the immune-support activities of the GI tract, however, are
systemic (ie. occur throughout the body) - and that they may aid the body's resistance against inhalation and cutaneous anthrax. But there's more. The message here is clear: not only is phenyl lactic acid a most potent anti-microbial compound; it is secreted by the selectively bred bacterium Enterococcus faecalis TH10. Fortunately, Enterococcus faecalis TH10
is part of Dr. Ohhira's Original OMX Probiotic Formula. In fact, Enterococcus faecalis TH10
may be one of the keys to the formula's ability to subdue many of our most potent super strains of pathogenic bacteria and to aid in the removal of toxins produced in the colon. It may also aid in the survival against some of the bacterial strains used by terrorists.