Probiotics For Your Mouth
The word pro-biotic literally means “for life.” Probiotics are friendly, health-promoting bacteria that live virtually everywhere. They live in our soil, air, water and food. They even live in and on us, “colonizing” in various parts of the body including the mouth and intestinal tract. Restoring and keeping a healthy balance of friendly probiotic bacteria supports our natural immunity and resistance to disease-causing (pathogenic) bacteria. Probiotic supplements like lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidus have been growing in popularity for promoting gut and digestive health.
About Oral Health Probiotics
There are many kinds of probiotics, each with their own specific place of origin and job to do. Oral probiotics are the friendly bacteria that live in a healthy mouth. Oral probiotics prevent the overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria and act as our first line of defense against infections that enter through the mouth . Various factors, including the use of antibiotics and medicated mouthwash can reduce or destroy important oral probiotics.
About BLIS K12™ – An Advanced Oral Probiotic
BLIS K12 is a new, advanced probiotic discovered by Professor John Tagg from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Otago in New Zealand. BLIS stands for Bacteriocin-Like-Inhibitory-Substance and is the naturally occurring component of certain strains of micro-organisms (probiotics) which control undesirable and disease-causing bacteria. BLIS K12 is the special BLIS probiotic strain derived from the friendly bacteria S. salivarius. It has been shown to safely control the bacteria that frequently causes strep throat, earache, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections and halitosis (bad breath).
10 Good Reasons to Chew CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™
- Oral Probiotic Bacteria
Approved & licensed by Health Canada for improving oral health and to re-colonize friendly bacteria in the mouth.
- Immune Booster
Contains a therapeutic dose of BLIS K12, oral probiotic bacteria shown to act as an immune system booster.
- Backed by Science
Based on more than 30 years of research by Professor John Tagg at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology, CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 contains 20 mg and 500 million active bacteria at manufacturing. This is the exact amount of BLIS K12 recommended by Professor Tagg and his research.
Designed for adults and children, CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 comes in two delicious organic flavours: Spearmint-Peppermint and Raspberry-Pomegranate.
- Good for ear, nose and throat health
CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 promotes ear, nose and throat health. Professor Tagg’s research has shown BLIS K12 to especially protect against infections that cause sore throats, earache, upper respiratory distress.
- Stops Bad Breath
Halitosis (bad breath) is often caused by unfriendly bacteria “off-gassing” in the mouth. CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 stops the growth of these bacteria and recolonizes the mouth and oral cavity with friendly probiotic bacteria.
- Chewing Gum Form
Because BLIS K12 is an oral-cavity probiotic, it needs to be delivered in a format that has prolonged contact with the mouth, making a chewing gum the perfect delivery system.
- Optimal Probiotic Distribution
Chewing CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 increases the probiotic bacteria release and activity time in the mouth, as compared to a chewable tablet for example, and provides more opportunity for colonization of the K12 bacteria.
CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 is made with a superior gum-making technology. Through cold-pressed, direct compression, the active BLIS K12 probiotic remains alive, active and stable. No heat or moisture is used in the manufacture of BLIS K12 gum.
- Sweetened with Xylitol, Isomalt & Stevia
Xylitol, isomalt and stevia are plant-based natural sweeteners that are safe for diabetics and have been shown to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Hundreds of published studies found xylitol and isomalt promote oral health.