A recent review of 12 studies found that multistrain 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 multistrain probiotics on glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes. Multistrain probiotics were found to improve HbA1c and fasting insulin levels (key measurements of glycemic control).
Probiotic research was the life’s work of the late Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, an award-winning and internationally renowned microbiologist. Ohhira pioneered a fermentation method that permitted multistrain probiotics to be cultivated together, building synergy and strength of the strains. One of these strains, E. faecalis TH10, was determined to be 6.25 times stronger than any other strain of lactic acid bacteria known, and is found only in the multistrain product bearing Dr. Ohhira’s name. —Kat James