Probiotic Facts

More and more people are discovering the benefits of probiotics. It’s fairly common knowledge that probiotics are the friendly bacteria that live in the digestive tract and help to digest food and absorb nutrients. Probiotics are vital for many more aspects of human health. We invite you to learn more about probiotics and the role they play in human health and wellness.*


According to the World Health Organization (WHO):

Probiotics: live micro-organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.

Prebiotics: nondigestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or a limited number of bacterial species already established in the colon.

The Dr. Ohhira Difference

Synbiotics: a combination of probiotics and prebiotics in one synergetic blend.

12 Strains: Learn more about the 12 Probiotic Strains that make up Dr. Ohhira's formula.

Nature’s Whole Food Supplement: Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® is a Nature’s Whole Food Supplement.

Award-Winning: Our probiotic formula has won SEVEN “Best of Supplements Awards”.

Best of Supplements Award 2015

Did You Know?

  • The human body is composed of greater numbers of bacteria than of cells and DNA? Now, you can begin to understand the importance of the good to bad bacteria ratio.
  • There are hundreds of strains of beneficial bacteria in the gut—3-4 pounds worth in fact!
  • Probiotics are helpful bacteria, but yes, there are many bacteria strains that are NOT beneficial. Click here to learn more about not-so-friendly bacteria.
Troubled by a term? Visit our Glossary of Probiotic Terminology.
Have more questions? See our Probiotic FAQ’s Page.