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Dr. Ohhira merged modern science with ancient Japanese fermentation artistry to create a product unlike any other probiotic supplement on the market. 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 nutrie

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About This Brand

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 effe
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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, Lactobacillis brevis, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei ssp. cassei, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus helveticus ssp. jugurti, Lactobacillus plantarum, and Streptococcus thermophilus.

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Nutrition information

Serving Size:
1 capsule
Servings Per
Amount per serving
% daily value
Proprietary Fermented Culture
0.42 g
fermented culture medium of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and seaweeds containing lactic acid bacteria prebiotics, enzymes, bacteriocine and trace amounts of vitamins, minerals and amino acids
Proprietary Organic Acid Blend
1.27 mg
citric acid, lactic acid, formic acid, acetic acid
Proprietary Lactic Acid Bacteria Blend
900 million CFU
† Daily Value Not Established

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great deal

Posted   by Sally from BAYSIDE, New York
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Found this on Thrive Market, and am glad I did. It's a better deal here than elsewhere. Good probiotic, more expensive than others maybe but seems to be better bc it's fermented longer.
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Probiotic magic

Posted   by serena from FOSTER CITY, California
Love these! No bloating. Shelf stable and easy to swallow. These have improved my regularity and bloating. I have tried many probiotics and these are my favorite. I wish I would have tried these years ago
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Posted   by Anna from TACOMA, Washington
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After pregnancy I have been bloated from everything, but this really saved me and my intestines!
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Good probiotics

Posted   by Lesya from SOUTH HADLEY, Massachusetts
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These probiotics seem to work well, the capsules are small and easy to swallow and a individually packaged :)
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Twice daily necessity!

Posted   by Amber from BUCKEYE, Arizona
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Helps with digestion and bloating.
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Not sure

Posted   by Ursula from Yaphank, New York
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I got this, and didn’t notice any difference. But I feel the same about all probiotics
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Excellent product

Posted   by Patricia from Melissa, Texas
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All my family loves this brand in particular and I really love the price in here cause at others stores the price is insane. The product is so effective it works amazing.
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Posted   by Joie from BELLEVILLE, Illinois
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I love this product. I've been using it for several years. For me, it's one of the best and more consciously prepared product that's available.
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Posted   by Kayleigh from LONG BEACH, Washington
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These are the best
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Good stuff!

Posted   by Estelle
I've tried other probiotics, but this seems to work the best. I've had less gut issues since taking this.
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