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September 14, 2010
From the foothills of Mount Fuji flows the crystal clear water of the Shio Yama springs, which provides water to one of the world’s foremost producers of probiotic dietary supplements.
Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira is the founder of this company, which is located in the city of Okayama in Japan.
Considered by many health professionals to be one of the most beneficial probiotics on the market today, Dr. Ohhira’s exclusive formula begins with the most basic and pure of all the compounds: water. The crystal clarity of the natural water from the Shio Yama springs is typical of the attention to purity and quality that Dr. Ohhira and his colleagues devote to every capsule they produce.
Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics contain no chemicals, artificial additives, preservatives, or flavorings. Ingredients are non-dairy, non-GMO, gluten-free, and all natural.
Unlike any product manufactured in the United States, Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are developed using a lengthy fermentation process that utilizes twelve strains of lactic acid bacteria including Dr. Ohhira’s proprietary TH-10 strain shown to be six times stronger than any other lactic acid bacteria.
For this discovery and his other pioneering work on probiotics, Dr. Ohhira has been widely honored.
In addition to the lactic acid bacteria formula used during fermentation, Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics are developed from a unique blend of 92 natural crops, including herbs, fruits, vegetables, and mushrooms.
This extraordinary blend is then fermented in a natural temperature environment for three years.
Dr. Ohhira also believes that playing classic music, such as Mozart, during the fermentation process further enhances the vitality of his probiotic products.
Another critical factor in the world-class quality of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics is the encapsulation process. This happens at a high-tech facility called Fuji Capsule in a rural area west of Tokyo at the foot of Mount Fuji.
The probiotic is encapsulated in a coating specially designed to pass mostly intact through the stomach into the intestinal tract.
Another major advantage of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics is its ability to stimulate the body’s production of its own innate strains of lactic acid bacteria. This is critical in today’s world where an increasing intake of antibiotics and chemical additives is damaging the intestinal flora, killing both harmful and beneficial bacteria.
Helping the body produce its own probiotics is important. Experts say optimal health requires that our GI tract have 85% beneficial bacteria, shown in this animation as the green elements.
That 85-15% balance is essential so that we can get the maximum benefit and nutrients from everything we eat.
Another significant advantage of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics is their guaranteed three year shelf life, a result of the multi-year fermentation process which also eliminates the need for refrigeration.
Dr. Ohhira continues his groundbreaking work on new applications for probiotics. In addition to dietary supplements, Dr. Ohhira has developed other products that include probiotics such as specially formulated soap and skin lotion.
Visit our website for more information or find a store near you to experience all of Dr. Ohhira’s products.