Reviews of Dr. Ohira probiotics. Comparison to R's KOSO

Introduction

Dr. Ohira probiotics is a well-known probiotic supplement in North America. There are many similarities between Dr. Ohira and R’s KOSO. They are both fermented in Japan, which has a long history of practicing fermentation. Many professionals. They both continue traditional fermentation techniques and undergo fermentation for at least one year. Furthermore, they use organic/locally sourced whole fruits, vegetables, plants, mushrooms, seaweed as their fermentation base. They are sources of prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics. 

Prebiotics are fiber that probiotic microorganisms ferment in order to thrive and survive, producing beneficial by-products. Probiotics are beneficial microorganisms (bacteria, yeast, and fungi) that survive on every surface of our body, in our gut, on our skin. They form communities and compete against pathogenic, harmful microorganisms. Postbiotics are functional, bioactive compounds that are produced by the probiotics, such as vitamin K and short-chain fatty acids such as butyrate in the process. Together, prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics promote good gut and overall health, contributing to improved digestion, immune system response, hormone balance, mood, and cognitive function.

Comparison

Both Dr. Ohira and R’s KOSO can be consumed on a daily basis. However, R’s KOSO is also used specifically for cleanses and intermittent fasting protocols. Furthermore, KOSO can be integrated into intermittent fasting protocol to enhance its health benefits. KOSO can be consumed from one to more times a day as a replacement to/in conjunction with regular meals.  

R’s KOSO

Dr. Ohira 

Probiotics

Koji (Aspergillus oryzae), Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactococcus lactis). 

Lactic acid bacteria (Bifidobacteria, Enterococcus faecalis TH10, lactobacilli, Streptococcus thermophilus)

Prebiotics

Vegetables (Cabbage, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Japanese mustard spinach, Sprouts, Watermelon, Daikon, Potato, Burdock), Fruits (Apple, Fig, Kiwifruit), Galacto-oligosaccharides, Beans (Soybeans, Red kidney beans), Mushrooms (Shiitake, Maitake), Cereals (Black rice, Barley), Seaweeds (Kelp, Wakame, Hijiki), and other Dietary fiber ingredients act as prebiotics ingredients

Vegetables (Japanese mugwort, Komatsuna), Fruits (Prunes, Goji berries, Figs, Blueberries, Red bayberries, Yuzu fruit), Mushrooms (Shiitake, agarics, naotake), Seaweeds (HIjiki, Wakame, Kelp, Kombu)

Postbiotics

R’s KOSO contains trace amounts of 18 amino acids, B-vitamins such as B1, B2, B6, as well as minerals such as calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc and manganese. Polyphenols, short-chain fatty acids.

Dr. Ohira’s probiotics contain postbiotics such as: “short-chain fatty acids, organic acids, polyphenols, melanoidin (antioxidant) and a trace amount of chelated minerals, vitamins, and amino acids.”

Ingredients 

100+ Vegetables, Fruits, Beans, Mushrooms, Cereals, Seaweeds, Herbs

18 Vegetables, Fruits, Mushrooms, Seaweeds

 

Conclusion:

Liquid-based probiotics has significant advantages for enhancing the digestive, immune, cognitive, cardiovascular benefits. The process of drinking, tasting R’s KOSO activates the vagus nerve which can help: stimulate digestion and help treat digestive problems, reduce our stress response by moderating our HPA axis activity, moderate our stress response by inhibiting cytokine production.

As shown in the chart above, there are strengths to both R’s KOSO and Dr. Ohira. If you are looking for a probiotic that does not require refrigeration and in the form of a capsule, and travel-friendly, Dr. Ohira would be the advantageous choice. By contrast, if you were looking for a liquid-based probiotics which you can taste, and integrate into your cleanse/fasting regimen, R’s KOSO would be the advantageous choice.  

Strengths and advantages of consuming R’s KOSO: 

  • R KOSO is fermented for one year in a base of over 100 different fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and seaweed! 
  • R’s KOSO is a probiotic drink which contains health-promoting bacterial ferments which are produced by bacteria during fermentation
  • R KOSO’s comprehensive base of over 100 fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, seaweed, cereals, and herbs make it a richer source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and organic acids. 
  • R’s KOSO is a liquid probiotic which enhances the beneficial effects of probiotics

References

https://drohhiraprobiotics.com/dr-ohhira-probiotics/dr-ohhiras-original-formula/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5859128/  

 

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