the Health Benefits of Friendly Bacteria with
Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics 12 Plus, Professional Line -
The Best Probiotic That I Can Recommend
One of the easiest and most effective
steps that you can take to improve your health, regardless of your current health
status, is to populate your intestines with friendly bacteria.
The primary way that friendly bacteria
support your health is by lining themselves along the walls of your digestive
tract, thereby helping to protect your blood and internal organs against harmful
materials in the environment.
your digestive tract lining, friendly bacteria in your intestines do the following:
Help to digest food, thereby
preventing build-up of toxic waste materials
Stimulate production of antibodies
in your blood, thereby supporting the ongoing efforts of your immune system
to keep you healthy
Produce natural antibiotics,
acids, and hydrogen peroxide, all of which can protect you against infection
by harmful microorganisms, including bacteria that cause food poisoning
Take up space and resources,
thereby helping to prevent infection by harmful bacteria, fungi, and parasites
Giving your intestines plenty
of friendly bacteria, and supporting these bacteria via your food and lifestyle
choices may allow you to experience the following health benefits:
Optimal digestion and bowel movements
Lower tendency to experience
acne, eczema, and other food allergy-related skin conditions
Protection against asthma
Lower tendency to experience
Lower tendency to experience
snoring, ear infections, nasal congestion, unexplained itchy skin, and food
allergy-related joint pain
Where Do You Get Your Bacteria
When you were a baby, if you arrived
via vaginal delivery, your digestive passageway received its first helping of
bacteria from your mother's vaginal canal. If you were breast fed, your digestive
tract received bacteria from your mother's milk. In short, your digestive passageway
has received bacteria from a number of different sources, including food and
air, since you were born.
Today, you have more bacteria and
other microorganisms living in your digestive passageway than you have cells
in your body; these microorganisms total approximately 100 trillion, and collectively
weigh about 3 to 5 pounds - all of your food and lifestyle choices are continuously
affecting the ratio of friendly to unfriendly microorganisms that make up these
3 to 5 pounds. When your food and lifestyle choices are such that approximately
85% of the microorganisms in your gut are the friendly variety, your digestive
passageway and overall health are optimally supported by friendly bacteria.
How To Create and Support
a Large Population of Friendly Bacteria in Your Digestive Passageway
Traditionally, cultures throughout
the world have been exposed to good bacteria through lacto-fermented foods like
sauerkraut, kim chee, pickled cucumbers, fruit chutneys, miso, yogurt, cheese,
kefir, and kvass. While these foods can provide friendly bacteria, they can
also come with harmful microorganisms, as there is no practical way to use only
beneficial microorganisms in preparing these lacto-fermented foods. Still, the
advantages of eating cultured foods on a regular basis far outweigh the potential
disadvantages, especially when you consider that cultured foods are raw and
abundant in enzymes and easy-to-digest vitamins and minerals.
Another good source of friendly bacteria
is healthy soil. You are exposed to many species of friendly bacteria when you
are outdoors, playing and working in relatively unpolluted areas. Gardening
and hiking in the woods are two of the best ways of exposing yourself to friendly
bacteria on a regular basis.
If you don't eat cultured foods on
a regular basis, and if you don't spend much time around healthy soil, the best
way to ensure exposure to healthy bacteria is to take a high quality probiotic.
A probiotic is a supplement that contains friendly intestinal bacteria.
How to Choose
an Effective Probiotic Supplement
Conventional wisdom asserts that
high quality probiotic supplements should be refrigerated to keep the bacteria
alive. Based on my research and clinical experiences, I feel that the best probiotic
supplements are those that contain friendly bacteria that are hardy and resilient
enough to survive without refrigeration. Doesn't this make sense? If bacteria
in a probiotic supplement are so fragile that they need refrigeration to survive,
can you reasonably expect such bacteria to consistently make it through the
acidic environment of your stomach and set up shop in the competitive arena
of microorganisms in your intestines?
The best probiotic supplements do
not require refrigeration. The best probiotic supplements come with food that
the friendly bacteria can use to stay hardy. Since March of 2003, I have used
our super green food product as my primary dietary source of friendly bacteria.
If you are currently taking our super green food formula on a daily basis, you
can be confident that you are providing your body with a rich stream of health-promoting
you are not taking our greens, and you are looking for a
stand-alone probiotic supplement, I give my highest recommendation
to a professional grade probiotic that is made in Japan.
It's called Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics
12 PLUS Professional Line.
I first used Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic
formula in the care of someone who had a severe case of ulcerative colitis.
This particular person had severe inflammation of her intestines, so was unable
to tolerate significant amounts of raw vegetables (this is why I didn't use
our green food formula in her care). I was so impressed by the effectiveness
of Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic formula in this case that I used it in the care of
several other people who required intensive probiotic intake. Over time, I found
Dr. Ohhira's formula to be effective for addressing constipation, yeast overgrowth
issues, severe acne, food poisoning, hay fever, nasal congestion, and asthma.
I now regularly recommend Dr. Ohhira's
Probiotic (Professional Line) in my practice.
are the features that I like about Dr. Ohhira's formula:
100% natural; preservatives, artificial
additives, coloring agents, and animal by-products are never used
Completely free of chemical fertilizers,
pesticides, and herbicides
100% dairy-free, non-GMO, hypoallergenic,
The only liquid that is used to
make this formula is pure mountain spring water
Safe for infants, children, pregnant
or nursing mothers, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems
Dozens of special herbs, leaves, and fruits that grow in the wild
in Japan are used to make this special probiotic. The main food ingredients are:
Chinese matrimony (similar to
Oleaster (a type of wild fruit)
Sea tangle (a type of seaweed)
Pure mountain spring water
These food ingredients
are combined with twelve hardy strains of lactic acid bacteria,
and the entire mixture is allowed to naturally ferment for
up to five years.
end result is a raw and nutrient-rich paste that includes
twelve strains of friendly lactic acid bacteria, trace amounts
of natural vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, and important
byproducts of the fermentation process.
Naturally developed organic acids
(acetic, formic, fumaric, and lactic acid)
Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) -
food that helps to keep the friendly bacteria hardy
Each batch of
raw, nutrient-rich probiotic paste is tested by Japan Food
Research Laboratories. Only when it is confirmed that the
raw paste has accumulated a scientifically preordained level
of beneficial organic acids is the paste encapsulated. The
raw paste is encapsulated in Japan by the Fuji Capsule Company
Limited with a special enteric-coated material that was
developed by Dr. Ohhira and Fuji. The
enteric-coated soft capsules ensure optimal storage and
nutrient preservation of this probiotic formula.
Suggested Use: For
the first 60 capsules, best results are obtained by using a "loading dose,"
which amounts to 5 capsules in the morning and 5 capsules in the evening. Once
through with the loading dose, 2 to 4 capsules per day are recommended, half
in the morning, and half in the evening. Children under the age of 6 can take
1 capsule daily. Excessive consumption may have a mild laxative effect. Refrigeration
is not required at normal room temperatures. Avoid excessive exposure to moisture,
extreme heat and cold, and direct sunlight.
The CFU (Colony-Forming Units) of the friendly bacteria in Dr. Ohhira's Original
Formula is 900 million/capsule. The CFU of the friendly bacteria in the
product that I recommend (Dr. Ohhira's Professional
Formula) is 600 million/capsule. The additional processing
time that goes into the professional line is what causes the reduction in CFU.
However, the additional processing time increases the levels of organic acids
and micronutrient byproducts, which is what makes the professional formula more
beneficial than the original formula. In short, the professional formula is
slightly more expensive than the original formula, but the increase in overall
potency and effectiveness make the extra cost worthwhile.
How to Save Money on Shipping:
If you choose to purchase Dr. Ohhira's Professional Grade Probiotic through
our Web site, I recommend that you order more than one item at a time. This
is because UPS (for orders in the States) and USPS (for orders everywhere else)
charge one main fee to ship any package, and then add only modest increments
for each additional item. Ordering more than one item at a time will significantly
reduce your per-item shipping and handling charge. This principle holds
true for any combination of items that you order from our recommended products
section. For example, if you order a bottle of our acerola cherry powder (real
vitamin C) along with Dr. Ohhira's Professional Grade Probiotic, then you will
save significant shipping dollars per item.
If you have never used this product
and would like to try it, then it makes sense to order only one item initially
to make sure that you find it to be as effective as I do before you order more.