Probiotic Gum First in Canada

CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with Blis K12™ Launches January 2010


VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA – CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™
is Canada’s first and only probiotic gum created especially for the health of the mouth and throat.

Based upon over 30 years of research by Professor John Tagg, a leading researcher in the field of probiotics, CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™ is considered an ideal method for distribution of BLIS K12™, the revolutionary probiotic discovered by Professor Tagg.

Professor Tagg is Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at University of Otago in New Zealand. His personal battle with strep throat, rheumatic fever and 10 years of antibiotic treatment inspired him to dedicate his life to researching probiotics.

Professor Tagg has published more than 50 articles pertaining to his BLIS probiotic research in scientific journals including the Lancet. BLIS stands for Bacteriocin-Like-Inhibitory-Substance.

“Infection protection starts in the mouth,” states Professor Tagg. “There are many strains of probiotics for the intestinal tract, but they do not give protection where it is needed most – in the mouth. BLIS K12™ is an oral probiotic. It provides the mouth with the probiotic protection and resistance it needs to fight the bacteria that cause throat infections, earache and bad breath.”

CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™ was developed in cooperation with Professor Tagg and is made in Canada using a proprietary, cold-pressed technology that ensures the live bacteria remain active and effective.

Xylitol, the primary sweetener used in making CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™, has shown to reduce tooth decay and gum disease.

CulturedCare™ is a division of Prairie Naturals and specializes in the development of probiotic products in partnership with leading scientists.

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Contact Information

Lucretia Schanfarber
Communications Director
CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™
1-800-931-4247 or 250-285-2213