Essential Formulas - Dr. Ohhira's Propolis Plus - 60 Capsules
Award-winning microbiologist, Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D., uses high-quality Brazilian green propolis, known for its high levels of antioxidant cinnamic acid. This antioxidant and antibacterial substance is created by bees to protect their hive from pathogens. Brazilian green propolis is especially powerful due to the rare flora in the region and unique Africanized bees, which have adapted to harsh environmental conditions. Only Essential Formulas Dr. Ohhira's Propolis Plus combines propolis support with vitamin E (a-Tocopherol and Tocotrienol), flax oil, and a fermented vegetable extract with concentrated digestive health benefits.
Essential Formulas Dr. Ohhira's Propolis Plus Highlights:
- 100% Vegetarian
- No Dairy, Soy or Gluten
- Non-GMO, Chemical-Free
- Blister-Packed to Ensure Product Integrity
- Refrigeration Not Required
Propolis is the resinous substance collected by bees from the leaf buds and bark of trees, especially poplar and conifer trees. Bees use the propolis along with beeswax to construct their hives.
Where is it found?
Propolis is available in liquid extract form as well as in capsules and tablets. Topical creams and sprays containing propolis are also available, but whether they closely resemble topical propolis products used in research is unclear.
About Essential Formulas
EFI President and CEO Michael Schoor learned about Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic formula while traveling in Malaysia in 1997. While visiting Kuala Lumpur, Michael experienced serious digestive discomfort after eating at a local fast-food restaurant. Finding himself without his usual remedy from home, he consulted a local doctor who recommended a product from Japan known as OM-X.
The probiotic capsules helped immediately and substantially. In fact, the product worked more effectively than anything Michael had used before. He noticed that he felt better faster, and didn’t have any negative side effects. Michael was so impressed by the results that he set out to learn all he could about the little brown capsules that had stopped his digestive discomfort in its tracks. His search ultimately led him to Japan where he met the formulator of the mysterious capsules, Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, one of Japan’s leading microbiologists.
Dr. Ohhira educated Michael about the digestive health formula. Supported by over twenty university-based scientific studies, the capsules contained not only probiotics, but also prebiotics (substances that nourish probiotics) and organic acids that promote a healthy digestive tract pH. No wonder Dr. Ohhira’s formula was so helpful; it was a lot more than just a probiotic supplement. Michael was determined to share it with American consumers.
Late in 1999, Dr. Ohhira and Michael reached an agreement that established Michael’s soon-to-be-formed new company as the sole distributor of Dr. Ohhira’s probiotic products and dietary supplements in North America and elsewhere. Essential Formulas Incorporated (EFI) was established in 2000 to bring Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics to the United States. Thus, the adventure began.
Since then, EFI has expanded its product line. In addition to Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics, customers also enjoy the immune system support of Propolis PLUS; a vegan certified fish oil alternative called Essential Living Oils; and a growing line of probiotic skin care products. EFI will continue to introduce and release additional products from Dr. Ohhira and others in the future.