Dr. Ohhira merged modern science with ancient Japanese fermentation artistry to create a product unlike any other probiotic supplement on the market.
Why You’ll Love It
A three-year fermentation process at seasonal temperatures encourages survival of the strongest bacteria and makes the blend (12 Probiotic Strains) stable without refrigeration. Add Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics® to your ongoing plan for whole health and reap the benefits: -Relieves occasional gas and heartburn* -Maintains healthy intestinal pH and digestive function* -Enhances absorption of nutrients from food and other supplements* -Supports a healthy immune system response* Yes, in addition to supporting digestion, probiotics are essential for immune system function. Your gut is your first line of immune defense. Approximately 70 percent of immune system cells reside in the digestive tract, and probiotics support those immune cells. To stay healthy, the ratio of good to bad bacteria needs to be at least 85 to 15. Today, due to stress, diet, and lifestyle factors, that ratio is very difficult to maintain unless you supplement with a high quality probiotic.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
About Essential Formulas Inc.
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.