|MC: Dr. Anh multi-strains spores probiotic technology, in liquid form and high concentration is one of the international breakthrough in scientific applications today in the field of biology. This technology was researched and developed by Dr. Nguyen Hoa Anh – biotechnology professor at Japan Tohoku University.
And to help you better understand this technology as well as the stories behind it, today we will have a short conversation with Dr. Nguyen Hoa Anh – the father of this technology.
|MC: Thank you for being with us today Dr. Anh, it is such a great honor.
We know that you are the father of “Dr. Anh made in Vietnam” multi-strain spores probiotics technology and that you are one of the rare Vietnamese scientists whose article was published in natura.com – one of the top scientific journal in the world, also known as the magazine of Nobel Prizes. So Dr, can you share a little more about this article that you ?
|Dr. Hoa Anh: This article focuses on the theory of biophysics. It studies the effect of calcium ions on the movement of Motor Proteins – thislatter is a moving protein, which converts ATP energy into mechanical movement of the human body. And I was the first to invent a method that could directly observe the effects of calcium ions during the movement of the Motor Proteins, called Myosin V. This protein is involved in a variety of pigmented diseases, such as changes in skin pigmentation.|
|MC: Dear Dr., according to a recent article, Dr. Anh’s probiotics spore technology is considered as the 5th generation of probiotics, so what are the previous 4 generations? And what are the differences and advantages between Dr. Anh’s probiotics spore technology and the previous 4 generations?|
|DR. Hoa Anh: I can categorize the generations of probiotics as follows: the first generation is a traditional generation of probiotics that existed hundreds to thousands ofyears ago, found in your daily yogurts. The second generation of probiotics is a very popular – called Yakota, which wasinvented by Japanese Professor Sirota in 1935. The third generation also belongedto traditional probiotics but have been slightly improved. The membranes of traditional bacteria are now covered so that they can solve the deficitof traditional probiotics. However, the 4th generation probiotics is the probiotic leap that I want to mention here. It’s the probiotic microbial spore, in liquid form. The most popular product is Enterogermina by Sanofi, which came to birth in 1958.
Following the 4th generation probiotics is the 5th generation probioticscalledDr.Anh. It is also a liquid spore probiotics but the superior feature is that it is multi-strain . The 4th generation has one strain of bacteria called Bacillus Clausii but the 5th generation has more than one, up to three strains. Additionally, it can be made at a very high concentration. The high concentration does notsimply mean that there are more good bacteria, rather,when the probiotics reaches a certain level of concentration, the effect becomes incomparably superior to a lower concentration probiotics. Therefore, Dr.Anh probiotics are the 5th generation because of the above features.
|MC: Doctor, you just shared with us the exceptional effects of the probiotics spore technology Dr.Anh, 5th generation in Liquid form – multistrain and high concentration. What would these three characteristics mean to patients with digestive problems?|
|Dr. Hoa Anh: The intestine is the area in which probiotics have the strongest effect. However, when these good bacteria reach the patient’s intestine, their numberis vastly reduced. Consequentlytoo few bacteria survived in orderto treat the disease. On the other hand, spore probiotics surpasses traditional probiotics in all aspects because it is ultra-resistant. Resistant to temperature, up to 80°C . Resistant to acid, at a level of pH 2 – which is the acid level found in the intestine. Thanks to these characteristics, spore probiotics can effectively treat digestive diseases. This is the frog leap from the past. Before, probiotics are used as a means of prevention against digestive diseases; their effects though remained mostly vague and controversial within the world of medicine. But with the arrival of spore probiotics, everything has changed – probioticscan now treat diseases and cure patients.|
|MC: Dr, you are the founder ofa community project known as ‘ Top 500 + pharmacies protect the human digestive system”, could you tell us more about the meaning of this program as well as the message you want to pass on to the community.|
|Dr. Hoa Anh: As you might know, there are a lot of products for digestive-related diseases, among which there are 2 specific ones that people often mention. The first product is new drugs, which are considered to have rapid effects , but they have many side effects. One type of this is antibiotics. Another line of products is herbal drugs, which is known for its safety.|
|Dr. Hoa Anh: Herbal medicine has one big disadvantage; they are very slow and their effect is very vague.
Dr Anh probiotics are the best of both world, and they don’t have the disadvantages of the two above lines of products.
Because this is a spore probiotics in liquid form, multi-strain and high concentrated.
Liquid form is the purest form for spore probiotics.
The liquid solution could bring the probiotics to each and every corner of the Digestive system at the highest speed – at a faster rate than powder probiotics. Since it is pure, it is entirely safe. It can even be used for babies under 1 year old.
Dr Anh probiotic therefore has faster effects than new drugs – such as antibiotics – because it is in liquid form , observably effective and even safer than most herbal drugs.
Normally herbal drugs cannot be used for newborn babies while Dr Anh probiotics could and have already been used widely in Vietnam.
For those reasons, I decided to bring this product out of the lab and to the market for the benefit of the community.
|MC: Based on what you have just shared with us, it is clear that Dr Anh. Spore probiotics today plays a vital role in the preservation of human health.
Just out of curiosity, may I know how long it it took you to conduct your researches and come up with this technology? You must certainly have gone through a lot of hardship during those times?
|Dr. Hoa Anh: To invent a technology is a process, it is not a moment in time such as on day A, B or C..
At this moment, spore probiotics Dr Anh continues to be developed and enhanced.
However, I could tell you about the milestone in my career that left the deepest impression on me.
It is the 2 months during which I started on this Dr Anh spore probiotics.
Within 2 months of research, I found the solution to create the first spore probiotics. At that time it was in powder form. After another year, I managed to make the spore probiotics in liquid form.
After another 3 years, in 2013, I finally have my first brand in liquid form. I could say that to some extent my technology was finally perfected.
Before it was manufactured in the laboratory at a very small scale but in 2013 it was sold to the mass market, on a commercial scale.
Regarding the obstacles and hardship you mentioned about, I started studying probiotics since the very days I was in Japan. However it was merely research on an elementary level and the probiotics that I researched on was not dedicated to human but to plants.
In Japan, there is no doubt that the facilities for research are very modern, state-of -the art you may say. When I returned to Vietnam, I was quite concerned about the lack of facilities here and I braced for that reality before coming back so as not to be disappointed. However, when I was back I was introduced to the Central Research LaboratoryEnzym and Potrein of the Natural Science University. The Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment had surprisingly invested in millions of dollars in the facilities, and machineries here. It could even rival with facilities in Japan.
There is one interesting moment back then.When I started the project, I used Bioreactor. This reactor has a diary of the people who have used it. When I opened the diary, I only saw 1-2 lines written on it. This means it has been used 1-2 times , whereas it has been in the lab for 5 years. But after two months working there, that diary got filled up. I worked night and day for that 2 month period. From a beginner in Bioreactor, I became an expert and managed to create products that no one else in the world is capable of. Every success must be accompanied by some hardship, and this success has truly brought me great joy and happiness.
|MC: After what you just shared, there are indeed many obstacles and difficulties that you have faced. But thanks to scientists like you, passionate in what they do, the world in years to come would see new breakthroughs in technology. I personally know that Dr Anh spore probiotics have been in the treatment of digestive organs , some products are LiveSpoPregmom, LiveSpo Colon, LiveSpoAmami, LiveSpo Chemo, BioTri. Could you tell us how these products are currently surpassing others in the market, by leaps and bounds?|
|Dr. Hoa Anh: If you compare with other products in the market, there are 2 categories. The first category is another type of probiotics in the market and the second category is another product but non-probiotics and treating similar diseases. Then firstly, compared to other probiotics in the market, as I shared with you initially. Probiotics was mostly used in the prevention of diseases, and it is mostly limited to that. Whereas Dr Anh spore probiotics in liquid form, multi-strain and high concentration can treat, cure, and its effect is extremely rapid. It is safe, and can cure the very roots of the diseases. Secondly, compared to other products treating the same diseases but are not probiotics, then they are mostly occidental drugs and these drugs have a lot of side-effects. Most of these drugs find their origin in antibiotics and you know how many side effects antiobiotics have. Dr Anh spore probiotics is fast, and is faster than drugs. It is safe, safer than oriental drugs.|
|MC: Could you tell us about what you wish to accomplish with Dr Anh spore probiotics, apart from protecting the digestive system, does it treat other non-digestive diseases ?|
|Dr. Hoa Anh: According to the definition given to probiotics by the World Health Organization, probiotics does not only protect human’s digestive system, but it protects human health in general.
From the start, when probiotics or bacterial products were first invented, the majority of them are used for digestive function. Today, 99% of all probiotics are used for digestion-related problems or diseases. In fact, probiotics have many other functions than just tackle digestive diseases. Thanks to the superior characteristics of Dr Anh probiotics, I decide to go for other non-digestive diseases, such as respiratory infections, ear , nose or throat infection or even eye infection, to vaginal products and even cosmetics products.
|MC: After hearing what you just shared, I sincerely hope that with Dr Anh spore probiotics, your company and yourself could achieve huge success in the preservation and protection of human life, not only in treating digestive diseases but also non-digestive diseases.
So as we can see, our dear viewers, how Dr Anh spore probiotics technology has achieved great success.The products were exported to over 20 countries in the world. This is a feat certainly to be proud of, and it is coming from Vietnam.
Once again, I’d like to thank you Dr Nguyen Hoa Anh for being with us today, and for having shared about this breakthrough product. I wish you well, andhope you will achieve greater success and help contribute to the field ofbiotechnology of Vietnam and the world.
Thank you our dear viewers and see you again!