Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics Review

By Ross Pelton

Scientific Director, Essential Formulas

Ross Pelton is a pharmacist, nutritionist, author and a health educator who is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on drug-induced nutrient depletions. He was named one of the top 50 most influential pharmacists in the United States by American Druggist magazine for his work in Natural Medicine.

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Apr 25, 2017

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“Rumble, bubble gurgle.” That was the sounds of Dr. Ohhira’s hard at work my first few days. I guess they were busy cleaning up the mess in my gut. As a child, I spent months on antibiotics to try to get my constant strep throat under control. When I finally had my tonsils out at age 19, the damage from the antibiotics was already done!

Before signing up to review Dr. Ohhira’s I went back and forth about if someone with such a distressed digestive system could use these products. This led me to numerous reviews from extremely satisfied customers. Here is what I learned about the product

  • Dr. Ohhira’s isn’t new to the market place. It is backed by 25 years of research.
  • The growth process lasts 3-5 years before product development.
  • Probiotics help with a healthy gut, immune health, and nutrient absorption.
  • These gel caps are small and easy to swallow.
  • These probiotics are derived from collecting natural ingredients and are not grown in a lab.

The reviews I read were amazing and many people with IBS have had amazing results. For those suffering from IBS, you know that finding any help is so valuable! Dr. Ohhira’s also has a line of other health products including my favorite a vegan alternative to fish oil.

So you may be wondering how these roducts worked for me. Well since I have a terrible digestive system that is in great need of this probiotic, my reaction to Dr. Ohhira’s was fairly involved. For optimal performance, it takes a full two weeks for the digestive system to balance out. I love being a teacher, but one downfall is the lack of ability to use the facilities! That meant that I couldn’t risk a unsettled gut while working. I had to only take the probiotics on the weekend. So here is where I am, I will be starting my full regiment this summer in hopes for amazing results that keep my system in balance.

Are you looking to try priobiotics? Read the amazing reviews of Dr. Ohhira’s then use this link to get the best deal as a reward for learning about them through my blog!

I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

ARTICLE SOURCE: http://www.notinjersey.com/2017/02/probiotics-and-supplementsdr-ohhira.html

When I think about probiotics, I am reminded of the advice I received when I had to take a strong antibiotic as a teenager. I was told that to counteract the effects of the antibiotics on my body, I should also take a probiotic. I remembered this advice when Zachary and Simon both were prescribed strong antibiotics for infections. What I did not realize is that some doctors recommend taking probiotics all the time, not only if you are also taking an antibiotic. For example, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are all-natural and developed to support digestive comfort, nutrient absorption, and a healthy immune system and are said to help bring your body into a healthy overall balance.

If you are like me, you probably don’t know much about probiotics in general, so let me back up a bit. What are probiotics anyway?

Probiotics and Supplements–Dr. Ohhira Review

“Probiotics the common term for a family of bacteria (Lactobacillus), that’s extremely beneficial to human health. They are found in abundance in common cultured foods, but are sadly missing from many other foods due to processing techniques…Probiotics live in the intestinal tract, and not only help us to properly digest and absorb nutrients that are key to our survival, but also manufacture B vitamins, produce substances that inhibit harmful (or pathogenic) bacteria, and strengthen our immune systems.”

Everyone has bacteria in their intestines. Without certain bacteria, such as the ones found in cultured foods, may have issues with Candida, weak immune systems, poor sleep patterns, and more. There are many factors that can interrupt the balance of intestinal bacteria (also known as intestinal flora), including taking antibiotics, drinking chlorinated and fluorinated water, stress, diets high in sugar and carbs, and more. Problems with unhealthy intestinal flora may be seen in the body in the form of acne, eczema, allergies, bad breath, gum disease, fatigue, yeast problems, difficulty losing weight, acid reflux, frequent colds and illnesses, constipation, joint pain, poor sleep patterns, etc. I feel like many of us have at least some of these issues. Because many of our immune system cells are found in the digestive tract, probiotics can support these cells by helping to crowd out unhealthy bacteria. This can create an overall healthy immune system response.

Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira developed a product line of probiotics after over a decade of research. The formula is based on a traditional Asian fermentation processes and contains both live probiotics and their prebiotic food supply. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are not cultured or grown in a laboratory. Ingredients such as mountain spring water, fruits, and vegetables are fermented for three years with 12 distinctive probiotic strains. This allows the supplements to deliver viable probiotics and that encourage your body’s innate ability to grow its own friendly bacteria.

I was sent the following products to sample and review:

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are made of pure spring water, fruits, wild vegetables, mushrooms, and seaweed. The benefits of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics include balancing your bacteria, relieving gas and heartburn, maintaining healthy intestinal pH and digestive functions, supporting the absorption of nutrients from food and supplements, and supporting a healthy immune system response. The capsules come in blister-packs that are stable at room temperature and are not freeze-dried.

Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis Plus is another dietary supplement that is a fusion of antioxidant and immune-supporting components that is combines Brazilian green propolis with flax oil Omega-3, prebiotic and probiotic support, and antioxidants vitamin E and astaxanthin. This supplement targets immune system response, digestive support, and antioxidant systems and is ideal for people with multiple health goals including joint comfort, immune support, healthy nervous system function, and cardiovascular health, as well as overall digestive health.

Dr. Ohhira’s Essential Living Oils are a vegan alternative to Fish Oil. Essential Fatty Acids are needed to survive and must be acquired from food or supplements. They support nutrient absorption and the integrity of cells and therefore influence the health of all major body systems and organs. To achieve whole health benefits, it is important to ingest a balanced ration of Omega-3, 6, and 9, but most people tend to get an imbalanced ratio in their diet, with their Omega-6 intake much higher than their Omega-3 intake. Fish oil and fish are good sources of Omega-3, but since many people don’t like fish or are vegan, Dr. Ohhira created this vegan alternative. The benefits include maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, promoting heart health and supporting arteries, supporting the body’s normal inflammation response, supporting a balanced immune response, maintaining bone and joint health, maintaining healthy intestinal lining, and supporting dermal health. These Essential Living Oils are derived from vegan oil and seeds such as rice bran, sunflower, avocado, flax seed, olive, and tea seed. They provide vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D, E, and K, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and potassium.

Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar nourishes the balance of the diverse micro flora on the skin’s surface. It provides nutrients like amino acids and vitamins and minerals to support dermal health and balance. The benefits of supporting dermal probiotic health include maintaining dermal pH, maintaining the appearance and integrity of collagen fibers, promoting healthy skin cell rejuvenation, hydrating and replenishing the skin, and supporting the skin’s healthy barrier function. The Kampuku bar is chemical-free, moisturizing, probiotic, and natural deodorizing. It can also be used for shaving to avoid razor rash!

Because probiotic supplements need to be taken for at least three months to achieve the most extensive benefits, I cannot tell you any amazing stories that I have encountered after I began my trial period of Dr. Ohhira’s supplements. However, some immediate benefits in soothing occasional heartburn and digestive discomfort can be seen. While I don’t normally suffer from heartburn, I did have heartburn twice in the recent weeks before I began the probiotics, and I have not had any since. Because I don’t often get heartburn, I can’t promise that the reason I haven’t had any is because of the probiotics, but it does seem that a major benefit of them is to support your digestive system. The instructions on the packages are easy to read and the capsules are easy to remove from their blister-packs. If you are looking for supplements, I recommend trying Dr. Ohhira’s!

Probiotics are an important part of health. Traditionally, we got our probiotics in fermented foods such as pickled veggies, and yogurts.

Modern society is losing fermented, cultured foods. Most pickled foods on the shelves are in a bath of vinegar and brine and not actually fermented. This is why it’s important to supplement our diets with live culture probiotics.

Why do we need probiotics?

Probiotics are good strains of bacteria that support health. They keep pathogens or “bad bacteria” in check. They also aid in digestion and nutrient absorption. If bad bacteria outnumber the good, infection, inflammation and disease are able to set in.

Having a good internal flora promotes hormonal balance and helps to make some of the essential vitamins needed by the body – A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, K, and biotin.

Our modern lifestyle can wreck havoc on the healthy bacteria in our gut. Antibiotic use, pesticides, processed food, caesarean sections, and an over-reliance on antimicrobial products, and stress have contributed to the dramatic depletion of healthy gut flora.

As I said above, we aren’t getting live-culture ferments in our modern diet and so it is up to us to add them.

This is where Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics come in

This proprietary blend is a naturally fermented formula that supports both the strains in the formula and the pre-existing flora in your gut. Using a combination of traditional Japanese fermentation techniques & modern technology, the original formula is fermented for three years using 12 strains of lactic acid bacteria cultured in a medium of nutritious vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, and seaweed. This supplies a complete system of prebiotics, enzymes, micro-nutrients, and organic acids for a naturally occurring support to ensure the population of good bacteria in your gut environment.

Strains included in Dr. Ohhira’s formula

Bifidobacterium breve ss. breve – protects colon function, alleviates constipation, and reduces gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Additionally, it stimulates your immune system, inhibits E. coli, and suppresses the fungus Candida.
Bifidobacterium infantis ss. infantis -better overall health, an active metabolism, and less discomfort after eating, helps produce the B vitamins.
Bifidobacterium longum – helps reduce gastrointestinal discomfort caused by stress, reduce anxiety and possibly reduce the risk for colon cancer. The best feature of this particular probiotic is its ability to soothe irritation in the body.
Enterococcus faecalis TH10 -destroys virulent and resistant microorganisms, may disrupt cancerous activity, strengthens the immune system.
Lactobacillus brevis – boost immune system health, support heart health, encourage a balanced mood
Lactobacillus acidophilus – helps with lactose intolerance, cardiovascular health, digestion, and immune health
Lactobacillus bulgaricus – significant ability to stimulate the immune system, antitumor and anticancer effects, produce antibiotic and antiviral substances, have been reported to have anti-herpes effects as well.
Lactobacillus casei ss. casei – supports a healthy immune system, promotes healthy cellular growth and normal apoptosis
Lactobacillus fermentum – supports a healthy immune system and promotes nitrogen activation
Lactobacillus helveticus ss. jagurti – supports a healthy immune system and promotes the body’s ability to maintain healthy cellular growth
Lactobacillus plantarum – produces natural bacteriocins, which support a healthy immune system
Streptcoccus thermophilus – supports production of the antioxidant SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE

All of this benefit in one little capsule twice daily.

My experience

I’m a probiotic girl. I drink fresh kefir daily and do fermented veggies in the summer. It’s kind of hard to distinguish results from probiotics unless you have gut issues that are noticeably resolved by taking probiotics.

However, I have been in this cycle of exhaustion for the past couple months. It started around Thanksgiving. I was getting so tired around 8:00 in the evening that I felt like taking a nap. Knowing I couldn’t take a nap that late I would push through feeling like I was going to fall over, getting very little done. I did from time to time take a nap that late in the day and it would mess my whole schedule. I was getting worried.

I have now been taking Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics for almost three weeks. Last week and this week I have not felt the exhaustion or need for a nap. I get more done in my day. It’s a huge relief!

So, I feel that I can report a boost in energy. It’s not like a stimulant type of boost. It’s a subtle, sustainable energy like balance has been created.

I spent the last three weeks taking only the probiotics so that I could be sure to notice any differences. Now that I have my answer, I have other Dr. Ohhira’s products to try!

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Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.


By Ross Pelton, RPh, PhD, CCN
Scientific Director, Essential Formulas

Ross Pelton is a pharmacist, nutritionist, author and a health educator who is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on drug-induced nutrient depletions. He was named one of the top 50 most influential pharmacists in the United States by American Druggist magazine for his work in Natural Medicine.

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