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Dr. Ohhira's Essential Formulas

Probiotics Original Formula

4.8 out of 5 (33)

Probiotics Original Formula

Item: DRH001

  • Complete formula with live cultures

  • Original vegetarian formula

  • Product of Japan

60 Caps

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  • Complete formula with live cultures

  • Original vegetarian formula

  • Product of Japan

Renowned microbiologist, Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D., and scientists from Okayama University combined ancient Japanese fermentation skills with modern technology to create this unique beneficial product. 12 strains of lactic acid bacteria, including powerful proprietary TH10, are used in a complex 3-year fermentation process. The culture medium (an optimum natural pre-biotic) composed of vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and seaweeds is encapsulated along with live lactic acid bacteria. The probiotic system also includes organic acids naturally produced through fermentation. These important substances create the proper GI environment in which all the body's unique blend of hundreds of strains of friendly microflora can flourish. Vegetarian.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Servings Per Container: 60

  Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
Proprietary Fermented Culture - fermented culture medium of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and seaweeds containing lactic acid bacteria prebiotics, enzymes, bacteriocins and trace amounts of vitamins, minerals and amino acids 0.42 g *
Proprietary Organic Acid Blend - citric acid, lactic acid, formic acid, acetic acid 1.27 mg *
Proprietary Lactic Acid Bacteria Blend† 900 million CFU** *

* Daily Value not established.

† Ingredients are fermented and processed for three years using 12 strains of lactic acid bacteria. All strains may not be present in final product.

** At time of manufacture.

Contains fermented soy.

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

Suggested Use: For best results take one (1) capsule twice a day on an empty stomach (1 hour before or 1 1/2 hours after meal) or as directed by your primary health care provider.

Temporary reactions such as minor bloating or a mild laxative or constipating effect are signs the beneficial bacteria are remodeling, detoxifying, and improving the gut environment. If such transition effects last more than 10 days, consult your health care provider.

Warning: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or nursing, ask a health professional before use.

Tamper evident: Do not use if foil blister pack is broken.

Refrigeration not required.


  • Product does not contain milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat (gluten) peanuts or soybeans.
  • 100% vegetarian.
  • Contains no dairy or gluten.
  • Non-GMO, Chemical-free.
  • Blister-packed to ensure product integrity.
  • Certified Vegetarian by the American Vegetarian Association (AVA™)

Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics® is a registered trademark of Essential Formulas®.

Shipping Weight

.13 lbs

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 33 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DON'T GET FOOLED The # on the bottles of bacteria you are ingesting don't mean anything. It is the fact that they are LIVE. This product has worked WONDERS for me and beats the other products that claim they are giving you billions and billions of good bacteria. I review based on results and this product out of all of the probiotics out there WORKS! LOVE IT & LOVE THE PRICE It isn't extremely cheaper than the stores but anything helps. February 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spectacular Top probiotic I have ever used and I have used many. September 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is the best. Been using it for years and would not stop June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Probiotics I have been using this probiotic brand for over a year now and in that time I have been extremely happy with the results. The prices through Swanson are again cheaper than the local store options (by $10 this time) and since I use this product 24/7/365 every dollar counts. May 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Purchase Ever The best probiotic I have ever taken. March 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best on the market! I have taken Dr. Ohhira's probiotics for a couple of years. i have tried other brands of probiotics and they are just not worth the price. This product is worth every penny! January 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Didn't feel different. I have tried several probiotics and have not seen any difference at all. I tried this after talking to someone in a Health Food Store and was impressed with the quality and research behind it. I took it for 60 days and did not see or feel a difference while using it either. Disappointed! August 3, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by questionable I felt worse after taking this. I took it for 3 weeks and stopped. July 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Felt worse I felt worse on these. Also having to take them 1 hr prior to a meal is a pain. Very diappointed. June 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect I take many supplements and this is THE ONE that I never want to run out of. I am So Regular with Perfect, Text book results. March 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product Have tried numerous other brands of probiotics and found none as effective as Dr. Ohhira's. It is an expensive product so it took me a while to research the market and find it at a discounted price. Kudos to Swanson that offers the best value around! March 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Complete Package Absolutely the best probiotic system we have found. We have been using this brand for more than five years and have been very happy with the boost in immunity and general digestive well being which this product promotes. It is one supplement we would not be without. March 5, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by one of the best around these really helped get my bowels back in check. i have tried many probiotics, and always come back to the dr. O's. always a staple in my supplement regime. swansons always has a great price on these February 11, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Probiotic for Me I've been taking this for a little over a month and have noticed a positive difference in my gut and bowel movements. It's a little pricey, but worth it in my opinion. I wish Swanson's offered Dr. Ohira's professional formula. January 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Effective! We've been taking this for several months now (only one in the evening) and found from the beginning that it has made us very regular. It's more expensive than other brands but the ingredients don't compare. Also seems to help with digestion. I would highly recommend. October 31, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Probiotics This is the best probiotic out there. This probiotic contains the good bacteria + their food so they can keep existing. August 5, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dr Ohhira's Probiotics These are great probiotics, but very expensive. I think I will try another brand next time. June 29, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product I have used many different brands of lower priced probiotics and never noticed any effect, but Dr. Ohirra's worked wonders. Well worth the price! June 17, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEST This is the best product for my tummy. I make sure to take it when I will be going out to dinner. No matter what I eat, I'll be OK. May 17, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by expensive and worth it very expensive. Totally unique. You WILL notice the change April 30, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best On The Market!! Dr Ohhira's Probiotic is truly the best. After using it for like a week, my stomach starting digesting food as soon as I ate it. February 27, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Less is more I have used many different probiotic formulas that contained billions of organisms with good results in the past. But Dr Ohhira's formula with less organisms far surpasses the others in my experience. November 28, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent product This is very good products for stomach problems, take it at night on a empty stomach and you will feel great the next day. October 23, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Effective I have found Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics to be more effective at balancing my gut terrain than any other brand I've tried in the last 30 years. Several days on this probiotic (5 capsules each morning & evening) has done wonders for me. Thanks, Swanson's, for carrying this great product at such a competitive price! August 30, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Incredible find Easy to take and we have seen great results. August 22, 2009
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