Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic by Botanica is a unique, whole food, probiotic culture that stands apart from modern day probiotic supplements in a number of ways.
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic is a living, traditionally fermented food. Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic is made from a nutritionally dense blend of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and seaweeds in a base of mountain spring water to which 12 strains of bacteria are added and allowed to ferment at natural temperatures for 3 years. Throughout this lengthy fermentation process, those twelve strains of friendly lactic acid bacteria are vying for nutrients and growth which fosters a “survival of the fittest” scenario. As the fermentation technique is based on a traditional understanding of fermentation that takes place in changing ambient temperatures, the bacteria used in Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are naturally temperature-stressed over the three years as the seasons change. The final product is a palatable fermented food that is rich in viable, colonizing bacteria, as well as naturally occurring prebiotics (food for bacteria) from their growth medium, that is simply encapsulated with nothing added or taken away. As a result of the long-term traditional fermentation process Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics are naturally heat stable, making them ideal for travel, or having on hand in a purse, briefcase, car or suitcase.