Living a Fit and Full Life
Apr 25, 2017
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Groundbreaking, Scientifically Advanced Dietary Supplements
from Around the World
“The greatest wealth is health.” ~ Virgil
Essential Formulas Incorporated was founded when Michael Schoor, now Chairman and CEO, discovered Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic formula while traveling through Malaysia in 1997. During a stop in Kuala Lumpur, Michael experienced serious digestive discomfort after eating some regional cuisine. He consulted a local doctor who recommended a probiotic product from Japan, known as OM-X (Ohhira’s Mountain Extract).
These capsules provided quick relief and worked more effectively than any remedy Schoor had taken in the past, and with no negative side effects. He was so impressed that he was compelled to learn more about OM-X and the formulator of the capsules, Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, one of Japan’s leading microbiologists.
At their first meeting, Dr. Ohhira explained why his digestive health formula is so effective. Supported by more than twenty-five years of university-based scientific studies, the capsules contained not only live probiotics, but also prebiotics (substances that nourish probiotics), organic acids and biogenic ingredients that promote a healthy digestive tract. Michael understood the impact this formula would have on people’s health and became determined to share Dr. Ohhira’s formula with others.
In late 1999, the two men reached an agreement that established Michael as the sole North American distributor of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic products. In 2000 Essential Formulas Incorporated (EFI), was established to distribute Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® to the United States and has since been honored with over 15 industry and consumer awards.
Since then, EFI has expanded Dr. Ohhira’s product line to include the immune system support of Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis PLUS®, Dr. Ohhira’s Essential Living Oils™, a vegan certified fish oil alternative and a growing line of probiotic skin care products.
Humans literally must have Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) in order to live. That’s why they’re called “essential.” Since our bodies cannot manufacture EFAs, we need to acquire them from food or supplements.*
Because they support nutrient absorption and membrane integrity of all the body’s cells, Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) influence the health and wellness of all major body systems and organs. Whole health benefits are achieved only by ingesting a very specific balanced ratio of polyunsaturated, unsaturated, and monounsaturated EFAs—namely Omegas-3, 6 and 9 in a ratio of 4:1:1.*
This balance is not always represented in common retail supplements. And the typical American diet tends to contain a very imbalanced ratio, with Omega-6 intake ranging from 15 to 25 times the intake of Omega-3. Through strategic supplementation, it is possible to maintain an appropriate 4:1:1 ratio, which in turn, promotes whole health.*
Fish oil and fatty fish are good sources of Omega-3, but many people are looking for alternative sources of EFAs, due to taste preference or vegan lifestyles. Dr. Ohhira’s Essential Living Oils™ provides that vegan alternative. Eight natural plant and seed oils are cold-pressed, extracted and prepared to provide a pure, undamaged form of plant-based “good fats” for optimum health.*
These “good fats” do hundreds of crucial jobs, from promoting normal hormonal balance to supporting cardiovascular health. They also support cellular membrane integrity, which affects EVERY organ and tissue in the human body. They’re truly essential to a whole health regimen.*
Discover another product from Dr. Ohhira’s renowned line of award-winning dietary supplements! Propolis PLUS® is an incredible fusion of antioxidant and immune-supporting components. Think of it as: the secret life of bees meets the ancient wisdom of the ocean PLUS the proven science of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic extract. These all converge to create a truly singular supplement with benefits for immune health, digestive function, and antioxidant support.*
Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis PLUS® is AVA Vegetarian certified and combines a unique and consistently potent Brazilian green propolis with flax oil Omega-3, complete prebiotic and probiotic support, and antioxidants vitamin E and astaxanthin. There is simply no other single-product combination like this on the market today.*
This innovative whole health formula targets immune system response, digestive support, and antioxidant systems. Propolis PLUS® is ideal for those who have multiple health goals including: joint comfort, immune support, healthy nervous system function, and cardiovascular wellness, along with promoting overall digestive health.*
Only Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis PLUS® provides:
Brazilian Green Propolis – Provides superior antioxidant and immune system support*
Probiotic Support – Powdered form of our fermented vegetable extract for GI tract digestive support*
Vitamin E – Additional antioxidant support with alpha-Tocopherol and Tocotrienol for overall cellular and dermal health*
Astaxanthin – A red carotenoid extracted from Haematococcus seaweed. One of the most complete natural antioxidant substances known to scientists*
Flax Oil – Healthy Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), which promote balanced immune response and support the body’s natural systems for cellular detoxification*
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics… Produced and Perfected by Nature
The Best Things in Life are Free… of Gluten, Dairy, Allergens, and GMOs
Since its origin over 30 years ago, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® has prided itself on purity and the pristine process that creates this perfect whole food supplement. Our nourishing prebiotic culture medium is comprised of EXCLUSIVELY pure spring water, fruits, wild vegetables, mushrooms, and seaweed. Click here to see full ingredients.*
This carefully balanced and perfectly blended composition goes through a three-year fermentation process based on ancient Japanese traditions. Fermentation maximizes the natural health-promoting properties of each ingredient. The final result is an organic, living fusion that merges and encourages the evolution of your own exclusive internal bacteria. This, in turn, supports a healthy immune system and digestion of crucial micronutrients that your body needs to thrive and flourish.*
Because the surface of the skin is an ecosystem populated by diverse micro flora, using synthetic cleansers and moisturizers can disrupt its delicate balance. Choose to nourish it instead!
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar™ merges the rejuvenating power of natural ingredients, ancient Japanese fermentation skills, and modern science to create a clarifying, balancing, and rejuvenating beauty bar gentle enough for the entire family. The probiotic extract in our Kampuku Beauty Bar™ also provides rich nutrients like amino acids, and vitamins and minerals that support dermal health and balance.
Secret to Healthy-Looking Skin?
Care for the skin with products that encourage the healthiest probiotic and pH balance. Skin science is rapidly transforming in response to this discovery, and Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar™ is at the forefront.
Supporting dermal probiotic balance can help:
Maintain appropriate surface dermal pH
Maintain the appearance and integrity of collagen fibers
Promote healthy skin cell rejuvenation
Hydrate and replenish the skin
Support the skin’s healthy barrier function
Together, these effects help maintain skin vitality, which translates into a radiant-looking appearance.
Crafted from 14 natural plant extracts, Kampuku provides chemical-free moisturizing, probiotic support, and natural deodorant benefits. This gentle but effective beauty bar is suitable for daily use on all skin types, especially very sensitive skin.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar™ is well-known to promote and maintain supple, radiant looking skin! It has been honored five times by Better Nutrition Magazine as a ‘Best of Beauty’ Award winner, was selected a ‘Women’s Health Essential Award’ winner by Taste for Life Magazine and was also chosen by Fit Bottom Girls as #5 on their list of ‘Best Beauty Products of 2016’.
Natural and Pure Skin Care
Products do not contain any fragrances, stabilizers, deodorants, preservatives, chemicals, or artificial colors
Not tested on animals
Crafted using Japanese mountain spring water
Although its natural caramel color may fade during use and storage, the soap’s high quality remains intact. No animal by-products, preservatives, or synthetic colors.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are amazing! I’ve used a lot of probiotic products and I have to tell you Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics work wonders. I’ve had stomach problems for years and recently one of the mot annoying things was my evening bloating that made me look like I was expecting again. I’ve been using Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics for a little over 2 weeks now and I’m blown away at how well I feel. My stomach feels incredibly wonderful and my evening bloat is a thing of the past. I’m much more regular and even seem to feel more energized in my day to day tasks. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics do what they promise and I highly recommend them!
I also have to mention that I love Dr. Ohhira’s Essential Living Oils! They’re the perfect alternative to fish oil. I’m not a fan of anything fish related and never have been. I used to take fish oil but I felt like it made me sick so I stopped using it. I’m happy to see there’s an alternative that gives me many of the same benefits!
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar is also a terrific product! I absolutely love that it doesn’t make me feel itchy like other soaps and it definitely seems to help with under arm odor. I’ve always sweat like a pig under my arms so naturally my armpits always seem to smell, even with the help of deodorant. Since using Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar my under arm odor seems to have improved drastically. This is definitely a product that I will continue to use!
Dr. Ohhira’s products are amazing and I highly recommend them!