Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic by Essential Formulas is a very popular probiotic supplement that went through a lot of research by Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira himself, who’s been studying probiotics for over 2 decades!
Dr. Ohhira Probiotics Full Review & Opinion
Dr. Ohhira Probiotics Ingredients
I have to warn you, you’ll probably be shocked when you hear the CFU count on this probiotic, which is just 900 MILLION (yes MILLION not BILLION) CFUs – in my opinion that’s shockingly low, but at least the probiotic blend comes from 12 different probiotic strains.
Here’s the full list of probiotic strains in the Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic:
- Bifidobacterium breve,
- Bifidobacterium infantis,
- Bifidobacterium longum,
- Enterococcus faecalis,
- Lactobacillus acidophilus,
- Lactobacillus brevis,
- Lactobacillus bulgaricus,
- Lactobacillus casei,
- Lactobacillus fermentum,
- Lactobacillus helveticus jugurti,
- Lactobacillus plantarum,
- Streptococcus thermophilus
Out of the 12 different strains above, here are a few of my personal favorites.
Bifidobacterium breve is a great probiotic strain as it not only helps with constipation but also protects from inflammation and reverses IBS. The probiotic strain has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is one of the top strains out there in my eyes, which makes Dr. Ohhira’s a great after antibiotics probiotic.
The second strain I really like from the list above is Lactobacillus acidophilus, the reason why I really like this one is because of it’s positive health effects including reversing depression, preventing yeast infection, boosting the immune system and curing chronic fatigue syndrome.
Finally, my third favorite strain from the list is Lactobacillus fermentum, the reason why I love this one is because it’s very good at producing antioxidants and a great way to detoxify the body, it’s also been proven effective against treating certain cancers and also great at fighting UC and IBS.
Recommended dosage for Dr. Ohhira Probiotics
Since the potency of the Dr. Ohhira Probiotic is so incredibly low, I personally wouldn’t really worry about overdosing on these probiotics. But nonetheless, the recommended dosage for Dr. Ohhira Probiotics is 2 capsules per day with some water and food.
Dr. Ohhira Probiotics Benefits and Results after 1 Month
This is where this review starts getting a bit more negative, unfortunately, like I predicted, due to the incredibly low dosage of just 900 million CFUs (healthy bacteria) I experienced no benefits at all, in fact I felt like the progress I made started going backwards.
Before I started taking Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic I was taking my regular daily probiotic, which has 60 Billion CFUs, coming from 16 strains and that probiotic does wonders for me, as it fixed up my digestion and improved my health in ways I cannot explain.
But after switching my regular probiotic for Dr. Ohhira’s I felt like my results slowly started to fade, while experiencing no additional benefits, overall I was a bit disappointed and I’m happy I’m now back on my preferred probiotic.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Side Effects and Allergies
Luckily I didn’t experience any side effects while taking Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic, which is to be expected, since the potency of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic is so shockingly low.
In regards to the allergens, I’m happy to say that Essential Formulas provide a guarantee of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic being SBO, dairy and soy-free, while also being 100% vegetarian, which is an obvious plus.
Dr. Ohhira Probiotics Customer Reviews
Mia says: “This is not working for me…”Mia posted (4 / 5) review
Alexis says: “If you have SIBO don’t get this product, could possible cause a infection like I experienced.”Alexis posted (3 / 5) review
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Review
Overall there are a few things I like about this product, I’m a big fan of the strains included and I’m also impressed by the certifications that guarantee the ingredients and the fact that this probiotic is 100% vegetarian.
HOWEVER, I’m also EXTREMELY disappointed with the potency, 900 Million CFUs simply IS NOT enough for ANY probiotic to be effective, no matter how many incredible probiotic strains it has.
It’s very unfortunate, because the probiotic itself is good and has incredible probiotic strains – BUT they’re of no use due to the shockingly low potency.
Overall, I cannot recommend this product if you actually want to see and experience health and digestion benefits, there are many other much better choices out there.
Briana is 33 years old, comes from LA and has 2 kids. Her interest in health supplements (probiotics in particular) started about 6 years ago when she started having a few health problems and noticed she started to gain weight. Today, Briana is healthy and in great shape and dedicates herself to help others improve their health through probiotics.