Dr. Ohhira's products are currently unavailable in Canada. Other top quality probiotics that are available include Living Alchemy Your Flora Professional Probiotics, Pure Encapsulations Probiotic 50B and Olie New Beginnings.
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Availability in Canada: Dr. Ohhira's products were offered by Botanica in Canada for a number of years, but that distribution partnership ended in 2019. Essential Formulas is currently working to once again offer the line in Canada, which requires re-licensing their products with Health Canada and creating new compliant packaging. The release date for a return to Canada is not currently known. We expect to stock the products again when they do become available.
Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics help restore the entire complex of friendly bacteria necessary for optimal health.
Dr. Ohhira's Fermented Probiotics is a complete probiotic system with live cultures to improve gut health. Honour your gut instinct: improve your internal environment with a system that's much more than a mere probiotic.
Friendly bacteria make vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 K, and Biotin right in our intestines. They also help digest our food, detoxify harmful substances, aid hormone balance and, of course, improve digestion and elimination. Unfortunately, normal life with its stress, diets too high in processed foods, antibiotics, hormone replacement, oral contraceptives and even tap water can disrupt the delicate balance of organisms in the intestinal system. Dr. Ohhira's Fermented Probiotics feature a unique combination of strains that changes the GI environment to help support the hundreds of beneficial strains of bacteria that maintain health.
* LIVE Bacteria -- not freeze-dried
* Includes their richly nutritious and hypoallergenic food supply which serves as the ideal pre-biotic
* Unique naturally-produced organic substances that improve GI pH
* 100% vegetarian, soft capsule that is stable without refrigeration
Dr. Ohhira's Fermented Probiotics is much more than a conventional probiotic supplement. This unique formula was developed by award-winning microbiologist Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D. and distinguished research scientists from Okayama University. Each of the 12 strains of lactic acid bacteria was scientifically selected for a specific purpose; e.g., proprietary TH10 has been shown to be virulent against modern bacterial threats.
The nutritious plants used in the fermentation culture medium and the resulting organic acids benefit all the body's beneficial strains of bacteria and are unlike anything in the probiotic industry. Dr. Ohhira's attention to the smallest detail is inspiring. He uses only crystal pure mountain spring water and ferments the formula in a facility that is infused with love and classical music (shown to improve the activity of bacteria).
A product of Japan, Dr. Ohhira's Fermented Probiotics are hypo-allergenic (no dairy or gluten); has all-natural ingredients; is non-GMO; is guaranteed free of Soil-Based Organisms (SBOs); and guaranteed to cohere in the GI tract.
Dr. Ohhira's Fermented Probiotics is a high technology, 21st Century, synbiotic product containing 12 strains of friendly bacteria (probiotics), naturally occurring FOS (prebiotic nutrient important to intestinal well-being), 4 organic acids (helps establish the proper pH environment in the colon) and important micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals and amino acid, Dr. Ohhira Probiotics is hand-gathered from the mountains and carefully harvested from seas of Japan, various vegetables, fruits, seaweeds, roots, mushrooms, barks, leaves and herbs are blended using ancient Japanese traditions and are naturally fermented to produce an award-winning, totally vegetarian product.
It restores the balance of intestinal microflora so important to a healthy immune system and overall good health. Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, an award-winning microbiologist from Japan, is the formulator of the product and the special E. faecalis TH 10 strain of lactic acid bacteria (available only in Dr. Ohhira Probiotics 12 PLUS), which has been scientifically established to be 6.25 times stronger than any other bacteria known to bacteriologists.
Naming Notes: Some Dr. Ohhira's products were previously marketed as '12 Plus Probiotics' and were sold under the Botanica brand name in Canada prior to 2020.
Dr. Ohhira's Fermented Probiotics Ingredients:
A proprietary fermented culture of 92 fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and seaweeds containing naturally occurring lactic acid bacteria, prebiotics, enzymes, bacteriocins and trace amount of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Choose from two formulas, consisting of a Proprietary Blend of 12 strains of Lactic Acid Bacteria, and a Proprietary Organic Acid Blend of citric acid, lactic acid, formic acid, and acetic acid:
- Dr. Ohhira's Original Formula: which undergoes a 3-Year fermentation process (compared to just 1 to 6 months for many other types of probiotics).
- Dr. Ohhira's Professional Formula: The Professional Formula is naturally fermented two years longer, for a full 5 years to increase its robust biogenic medium. This extended process works to further support gut health and colonic pH.
Ingredients are fermented and processed for three years (or five years, for the Professional formula) using 12 strains of lactic acid bacteria.
Other ingredients: Mountain spring water, safflower oil, beeswax, lecithin, capsule (tapioca processed from Manihot utilissima root, glycerin, carrageenan, and caramel color).
Lactic Acid Bacteria used in fermentation: Bifidobacterium breve ssp. breve, Bifidobacterium infantis ssp. infantis, Bifidobacterium longum, Enterococcus faecalis TH10, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei ssp. casei, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus helveticus ssp. jugurti, Lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilus.
Contains fermented soy.
100% vegetarian. Dairy free. Gluten free. Non-GMO. Refrigeration not required.
Original: Use 2 capsules daily, or as directed by your healthcare professional. For best results, take 1 capsule with water twice a day on an empty stomach.
Professional: For best results take one capsule twice daily on an empty stomach.
Temporary reactions such as minor bloating or a mild laxative effect are signs that the beneficial bacteria are detoxifying and improving the gut environment.
Keep out of reach of children. Ask a healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80035598.