The late Dr. Kazuyoshi Masagaki (1901-1985), a renowned Microbiologist in Japan, devoted his life to continue the works of his father, Dr Kakutaro Masagaki, who was the first person to manufacture yogurt in Kyoto, Japan. Around 1945, Dr. Kazuyoshi Masagaki noticed that Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) in the body would not replicate even when yogurt was consumed. Instead, he noticed that the combination of secretions and substances of LAB bacteria is an ideal medium to facilitate the natural replication of LAB in the body. Since then he started the research on LAB, Kouzui Otani suggested him a method of extraction described in “Daihatsu-Nehangyo (Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra), which give him a hint to develop “LAB Fermented Extract Supplement” later on.
In 1970, he successfully developed an extract of the efficacious substance known as ‘LAB Fermented Extract’ or Biogenics. The major distinguishing feature of ‘LAB Fermented Extract’ from other probiotic products is the proprietary co-cultivation of 16 strains of LAB; as well as the culture medium used. In combination, they proved to be more than 1000 times more effective than other strains and cultivation methods.