Best for: Immune Health
Essential Formulas is an award winning probiotic supplement that has been meticulously researched by renowned microbiologist, Dr. Iichiroh Ohhia. He has been studying “good bacteria” for well over 20 years, and this product is the fruit of his labors.
Despite having a relatively low CFU count per pill (900 million CFU compared to 100 billion for some probiotics)…many people swear by the efficacy of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic.
Side effects for this product are generally quite mild. Check here for the full list.
Guaranteed free of Soil-Based Organisms (SBO’s).* No dairy, soy or gluten. 100% vegetarian, including the soft capsule, non-GMO and free of pesticides and chemicals.
However, there are no certifications showing 3rd party testing that this product has low enough levels of soy/gluten/dairy. Also, this prodcut is claiming non-GMO (no certification) and no pesticides (not certified as organic).
That being said, I really do trust this brand. And even if they don’t have 3rd party certifications…this is the only company whose claims I would accept at face value. That being said, if you are allergic to any of the below ingredients at any level, please be cautious!
1. Contains a proprietary Fermented Culture blend: – fermented culture medium of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and seaweeds containing prebiotics, enzymes, bacteriocins and trace amounts of vitamins, minerals and amino acid.
2. Contains 1.27 mg of organic acids including: citric acid, lactic acid, formic acid, acetic acid
3. Other ingredients: mountain spring water, safflower oil, beeswax, lecithin, capsule (tapioca processed from Manihot utilissima root, glycerin, carrageenan* and caramel** color.) **Caramel color is NOT added to Dr. Ohhira’s probiotics or to the capsule. The color is from the natural processing of the capsule.
4. Proprietary Lactic Acid Bacteria Blend:
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 jugurti, Lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilus – Guaranteed free of Soil-Based Organisms
30 Day Supply – 60 Pills
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