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In her new book, The Probiotic Cure, nutritionist, Martie Whittekin cites a recent review of 12 studies that found multi-strain probiotic supplements may help with blood sugar and other issues related to diabetes. The review, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, investigated the effects of multi-strain probiotics on glycemic control and other related outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes. Multi-strain probiotics were found to improve HbA1c and fasting insulin (key measurements of glycemic control) in people with type 2 diabetes.
A pioneering technique for cultivation of multi-strain probiotics was the life’s work of the late Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, an award-winning and internationally renowned microbiologist. His studies led him to refine a natural temperature fermentation method that permitted multi-strain probiotics to be cultivated together, building synergy and strength of the strains. In 1991, The Japanese Dairy Science Association honored Dr. Ohhira for his paper describing a special strain of lactic acid bacteria, E. faecalis TH10. This strain was determined to be 6.25 times stronger than any other strain of lactic acid bacteria known to bacteriologists, and is found only in the multi-strain product bearing Dr. Ohhira’s name.