The potential to alleviate fatigue! OM-X was found to have an enhancing effect towards muscle endurance. (Collaborative research with Kinki University).
The potential to alleviate fatigue! The fermented vegetable extract OM-X was found to have an enhancing effect towards muscle endurance.
research group led by instructor Tomohiro Ito Ph.D. from the Department of
Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture at Kinki University (Nara, Japan) and BIOBANK
CO.,LTD. (Okayama, Japan) have conducted a collaborative research. We found out
that the fermented vegetable extract (product name: OM-X) that is a combination
of fruits and vegetables naturally fermented with probiotic strains can
facilitate the alleviation of fatigue and the improvement of muscle endurance.
findings of the study>
action in mice was observed after the administration of the fermented vegetable
effects were observed in mice: an acceleration of lipid metabolism, suppression
of intravital oxidative damage and an enhanced degradation of the substances
the possibility of a future application of this extract to foods and
supplements with an anti-fatigue capability.
CO.,LTD. manufactures OM-X which is a combination of vegetables, fruits,
seaweeds and mushrooms lengthy fermented with probiotic strains, and sales the final
encapsulated product around the world.
research group led by Dr. Ito conducted a forced swimming test with mice anticipating
to observe a highly antioxidant property of OM-X and its effect on fatigue
induced from oxidative stress which was corresponding to the result of a
questionnaire to OM-X users whom commented that they felt less fatigued after
the ingestion of OM-X.
result of the test suggested that the mice that were administered OM-X showed
about twofold longer duration of their swimming time than the other group
without OM-X. The serum and lipid component concentration in their liver
(cholesterols, triglycerides and phospholipids) were reduced. The gene
expression that is involved in the production of a particular enzyme that acts
in the ornithine cycle which metabolizes ammonia, a substance causing mice’s
fatigue, was also increased. The current result encourages us to expect OM-X to
be helpful in reducing fatigue and improving athletic ability.
the basis of these results, we deemed the mice with OM-X administration could
reduce their accumulated fatigue which in turn extends the duration of their
exercise. This achievement shows that OM-X is a helpful food/material to alleviate
fatigue and improve athletic ability.
of the working population in Japan is aware of the feeling of fatigue. Half of
them are suffering from chronic fatigue (ongoing fatigue over 6 months) (2).
Many studies about fatigue relaxation have been ongoing. Some studies suggested
that natural ingredients such as imidazolepeptide in chicken breast and
astaxanthin in fish meat are helpful to soothe one’s fatigue (3,4).
development of foods and supplements with an anti-fatigue capability is
expected in the future, which are based on observed properties to facilitate the
improvement of athletic ability (muscle endurance) and metabolic function and
detoxification in the liver.
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Health sciences research project subsidized by Ministry of Health, Labour and
Welfare, Report of research achievement in 1999. p19-44
Japanese Journal of Complementary and
Journal of Clinical Therapeutics &
Medicines.18, p1085 (2002)
of instructor Tomohiro Ito Ph.D.>
Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture at Kinki University
Graduated from National Fisheries University
Present: Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture at Kinki University as
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Won the ‘Best of Supplements’ award from Better Nutrition Magazine (USA)
Honored as 6-time winner of ‘BEST OF SUPPLEMENTS’ Award
Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic (named as ‘OM-X’ in Japan) has won the Best of Supplements Award from Better Nutrition Magazine
September 21, 2014 - Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics (named as ‘OM-X’ in Japan) has won the ‘Best of Supplements’ award in the Probiotic Category for the sixth year in a row. This makes Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics the only probiotic supplement to achieve this honor. Better Nutrition Magazine presented the Award during the Natural Products Expo East held in Baltimore, September 21-24.
The winning products were selected by the editors of Better Nutrition who conducted thorough interviews with a panel of experts, including naturopaths, medical doctors, and experts in the supplement industry. They also took into account the quality of ingredients, product reputation and tallied reader’s votes for their favorite supplements. The award winners will be featured in the November 2014 issue of Better Nutrition.
Nicole Brechka, Editor-in-Chief of Better Nutrition, commented that Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics is still the overwhelming favorite in the probiotic category as proven by the Japanese supplements five-year winning streak.
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph, pharmacist, author and Science Advisory Board Member for Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics delivers her understanding of why this product continues to receive awards and praises from the natural product industry, health care practitioners and consumers.
“While the science behind Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics is impeccable and the formula that encourages the growth of a person’s own unique flora extremely innovative, the real proof is in the astounding and consistent results it provides.”
Essential Formulas Incorporated’s President and CEO, Michael Schoor, found out about the probiotics extraordinary benefits after acquiring food poisoning while in Malaysia and became determined to discover the secret behind his outstanding recovery. His search brought him to Japan where he met with the products founder, Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D., one of Japan’s leading microbiologists. He learned that over 20 years of university-based, scientific research studies had proven the product, including its proprietary TH10 strain, to be strong, safe and effective in dealing with digestive distress. Essential Formulas was established in 2000 as the exclusive distributor of Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic products in the United States.
“EFI is a family-owned company and we are passionate about good health and the remarkable benefits of this product. This award affirms not only the solid science behind Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics, but the tremendous customer loyalty as well,” said Michael Schoor, CEO and President of Essential Formulas Incorporated.