About CulturedCare


CulturedCare is a division of Prairie Naturals and is dedicated to working with accomplished scientists in the field of probiotics to develop safe and efficacious products that promote overall health, provide infection protection, and enhance quality of life.

Professor John Tagg’s Probiotic Discovery

After years of research, Professor John Tagg, a scientist in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Otago in New Zealand discovered BLIS K12, a probiotic that resides in the mouth and protects against infections in the throat, mouth, nose and ears. His discovery has led to the creation of CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12.

CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™

CulturedCare One-a-Day Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 is the chewing gum tablet dosage form of a patented oral probiotic strain – S. salivarius K12 – that naturally produces Bacteriocin-Like Inhibitory Substances (BLIS). It is the first Probiotic Gum in Canada. It is also the first patented BLIS product in Canada.

What’s SO Special About the Way We Make Our Gum?

Along with the fact that CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 is the first oral probiotic gum in North America and the first probiotic gum in Canada to be approved and licensed by Health Canada, there are several special things about the way we make our gum that ensures the highest quality, therapeutic Probiotic Gum.

Direct Compression.

Our gum is made by direct compression of the dry, powdered ingredients into a round gum table without the use of excipients or binders. The ingredients stick together naturally in the gum base.


We use no heat in the processing of making our gum which makes our gum virtually RAW. Our tri-layer, cold-pressed method protects sensitive ingredients from deterioration.

No heat or moisture.

Most gum manufacturing involves high levels of moisture and heat but not ours! Our gum-making technology involves neither heat nor moisture, which is critical to the activity and stabilization of BLIS K12 probiotic.

Superior release of BLIS K12™ probiotic.

Our gum-making methods facilitate 100% complete release of the active BLIS K12 probiotic in the mouth in just 5-10 minutes of chewing. Most gum manufacturers employ a method that can literally bind the active ingredients to the gum base. Their methods limit the release of therapeutic ingredients by as much as 50%, leaving the best and most expensive ingredients in the gum – not in the mouth.

Independent laboratory testing.

We test our gum twice before it leaves our manufacturing facility. We test for purity, potency and activity to ensure CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 gives you the probiotic protection you need.

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