A Vegetarian, Non-GMO, Hypoallergenic,
Whole Health Dietary Supplement
Product of Japan
A Synergetic Combination: Complete Antioxidant and Digestive Support
Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis PLUS combines a unique and consistently potent Brazilian Green Propolis with flax oil omega-3s, probiotic support, antioxidant vitamin E, and astaxanthin. Dr. Ohhira developed Propolis PLUS to support complete whole health through dynamic ingredients that synergetically enhance each other’s effects.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is Propolis?
A. Propolis is a natural protective substance that bees apply throughout the interior of their hives. Flavonoid-rich, it is derived from plant and tree resins that the bees extract from vegetation surrounding their hive. The wild-growing plants are free of pesticide residue and allergy-causing agents. Transforming the plant resins into a protective coating, bees paint propolis on the hive walls and use it to fill cracks and gaps.
Scientists report that this flavonoid-rich substance protects against the elements, pathogens, molds, and bad bacteria. Humans may receive whole health benefits when they use propolis topically or take it internally. There is a long history of folk use of propolis, going back to ancient Egypt and Greece where it was used externally for dermal care and internally to promote digestive and joint health.*
Q. What is in Propolis PLUS?
A. There are several core components of Propolis PLUS:
Propolis extract – High potency Brazilian Green Propolis for antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune system support* (see the next Question for more on Propolis)
Vitamin E – Additional antioxidant support with α-Tocopherol and Tocotrienol for overall cellular and dermal health*
Astaxanthin – A red carotenoid extracted from Haematococcus seaweed. One of the most complete antioxidant and anti-inflammatory natural substances known to scientists.*
Flax Oil – Provides α-linolanic acid (Omega-3s) often lacking in modern diets. Balances the common excess Omega-6 intake and acts as a base when synthesizing other fatty acids in the body.*
Probiotic Support – Powdered form of our prebiotic fermented vegetable extract helps support digestion and nourish friendly bacteria in the gut.*
Q. What’s so special about Brazilian Green Propolis?
A. The composition of propolis depends highly on its regional source. Known as the Gold Standard of propolis, the best Brazilian propolis is often referred to as “Green Propolis” due to its vivid color. Brazilian Green Propolis is found in the Minas Gerais region where Africanized honeybees have adapted to living in a very difficult environment. They craft their propolis mostly from Alecrim (Baccharis dracunculiforia), an herb peculiar to South America. This results in propolis that is remarkably high in cinnamic acid derivatives (i.e. Artepillin C) and is, consequently, one of the most potent propolis sources available. A patented water-soluble extraction method is used to remove the green propolis from its natural environment while preserving its incredible potency.
Q. What are probiotics and prebiotics?
A. Probiotics are the friendly beneficial bacteria in our digestive tracts that help us digest food, crowd out unfriendly pathogens, detoxify harmful substances, and even create some of our needed vitamins.* Prebiotics work hand-in-hand with probiotics; they are substances that nourish the probiotic good guys and help them balance intestinal pH. It is vital to provide your body with both pro- and pre-biotic support. Prebiotics not only help the supplemented good bacteria, they also feed the friendly bacteria already present in your gut that are completely unique to your body.*
Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis PLUS contains helpful prebiotic nourishment. For complete probiotic supplementation, we recommend using Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics 12 PLUS. This probiotic extract contains the proprietary TH-10 lactic acid bacteria strain, which is six times stronger than any other strain available today. It also contains the bacteria’s culture medium, providing organic acids and prebiotics.
Q. Are there side effects from taking Propolis PLUS?
A. Essential Formulas is unaware of any reported side effects from propolis consumption. However, you may experience some balancing effects in the digestive tract during the first week or two of taking Propolis PLUS as you might with any dietary supplement. Temporary reactions such as minor bloating or a slight laxative or constipating effect are signs that the immune-supporting components are remodeling, detoxifying, and improving the gut environment.
Q. I have allergies; could I be allergic to any of the contents?
A. This product is hypoallergenic; it does not contain milk, wheat, yeast, or soy. The plant materials used in the prebiotic vegetable extract have been fermented into a completely altered state that is well-tolerated. Many people even find an improvement in their allergy symptoms when taking this product on a long-term basis. Sensitivities to Dr. Ohhira’s products are extremely rare, but do consult your health care provider if you are concerned.
Q. Is it okay to take this along with other medications?
A. Consult with your health care provider if you have any concerns about your appropriate vitamin E dosage, especially if you are taking other vitamin supplements.
Q. When can I expect results?
A. Everyone is different, so it depends on your body and its current needs. But, most people report they can tell a difference in the way they feel within four to six weeks.
Q. What is the suggested use?
A. Take three capsules daily with water: one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. Take the suggested dosage for 21 days, refrain for seven days, and then repeat. Or use as directed by your health care professional. (Children under age 6: 1 capsule daily at bedtime.) For best results, take on an empty stomach.
Warning: Persons with known allergies to ingredients produced by bees should contact their health care professional before consuming. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or nursing, consult a health professional before use. Tamper evident: Do not use if foil blister pack is broken.
Serving Size: 3 Capsules (1,800 mg) Amount Per Serving %
Calories 10 <1%*
Total Fat 1 g 1%*
Total Carbohydrate <1 g <1%*
Vitamin E (Total Tocotrienols) 16.07.mg †
Vitamin E (α-Tocotrienol) 751 IU 250%*
Brazilian green propolis (from Baccharis dracunculifoia) 75-90 mg*** †
P-coumaric acid 1.32 mg †
Artepillin C 8.4 mg †
Kaempferide 3.24 mg †
Cinnamic acid 2.13 mg †
Astaxanthin (Haematococcus algae) 3 mg †
Flaxseed oil (α-Linolenic acid) 320 mg †
Proprietary lactic acid bacteria blend** 21.6 million CFU †
** Bifidobacteriumbreve ssp. Breve, Bifidobacteriuminfantis ssp. Infantis, Bifidobacteriumlongum, Enterococcus faecalis
TH10, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei ssp. Casei, Lactobacillus
fermentum, Lactobacillus helveticus ssp. Jugurti, Lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilus.
*Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet † Daily value not established
** Lactic acid bacteria used in fermentation. ***
Nutritional value may vary due to the natural variation of the propolis used in different batches.
Other Ingredients: Capsule = Tapioca processed from Manihot esculenta root, glycerin (palm, coconut), and carrageenan (red algae).
Contains: Beeswax, glycerin fatty acid ester
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.