New Product Enhances Effects of Brazilian Green Bee Propolis

A unique high-potency propolis now combined with award-winning probiotic extract and astaxanthin

Jul 02, 2009


The same substance that keeps bee colonies disease-free and buzzing with good health is now a primary ingredient in the latest addition to the Essential Formulas Incorporated (EFI) supplement line. Providing and enhancing all the whole-health benefits of bee propolis, Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis PLUS draws its synergistic strength from a combination of highly potent Brazilian green propolis, a substance that protects beehives from pathogens and mold; astaxanthin extracted from Haematococcus seaweed; and EFI’s award-winning Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic extract. The result is comprehensive anti-inflammatory, immune system, and digestive support.

Finally gaining the attention it deserves in the natural health community, bee propolis is now recognized as an impressive natural source of antioxidant, antibacterial, and whole nutrition. Propolis acts as an antimicrobial and antioxidant protective barrier in beehives, and it conveys the same protective benefits when taken as a nutritional supplement. The potency of propolis is highly dependent on the region from which it comes. The Minas Gerais green propolis in EFI’s product contains remarkably high cinnamic acid derivatives (i.e., Artepillin C) and is, consequently, more potent than any other known source.

“We all know good health is about prevention rather than crisis management,” said EFI’s Executive Vice President, William Schoor. “This is one of those products that cares for the body in that fashion, empowering it to stay healthy.” Schoor co-founded EFI in 2000 specifically to bring the original Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics to the United States. The new sister product, Propolis PLUS, boasts an impressive list of product ingredients selected for whole-health support.

The unique ingredient combination in Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis PLUS provides protective and strengthening benefits throughout the body. Beyond the obvious digestive and immune system boost, the product also contains Vitamin E for cellular and dermal health, flax oil as a source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and all the side benefits of probiotics, including the ability to detoxify harmful substances and make some needed vitamins. Additionally, the astaxanthin in Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis PLUS can change itself into vitamin A, depending on the body’s needs.

Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis PLUS will be available for shipment after September 1, 2009.

EFI is a family-owned and -operated business. EFI pledges to provide the highest quality natural supplements available and the finest customer care. In addition to quality products and exceptional customer service, EFI strives to lead the industry in providing customer education regarding product content, use, and efficacy. Over 20 university-based, scientific research studies have proven Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic extract, including its proprietary TH10 lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strain, to be safe and effective. For more information, visit:, or call 972.255.3918.

Carol Nicholson, RN