Posts Tagged ‘Strep Throat’

PowerPoint Intro to CulturedCare Probiotic Gum w/ BLIS K12

Oral probiotics are an exciting new category of probiotics for the mouth.

Oral probiotics have their own unique benefits and story.

We created this PowerPoint slideshow to help educate people about the differences between “gut” probiotics (which live in the intestinal tract) and “oral” probiotics (which live in the mouth.)

Health conscious consumers and retailers normally associate “probiotics” with digestive health. Oral probiotics are different. They offer protection from strep throat, bad breath, ear infections and related mouth, nose,throat and upper respiratory infections.

The Probiotic Battle in Your Mouth – Professor John Tagg (Video)

“Why would you want to kill your relatives?”

There is a constant battle in your mouth between healthy and pathogenic bacteria. Professor John Tagg talks about how BLIS K12 molecules help protect us from their dangerous relatives like Streptococcus pyogenes.

Part 2 – Probiotics For Your Mouth – John Tagg, Strep and the BLIS K12 Story

Professor John Tagg of Otago University (NZ) tells his story of studying 100 school age children for 6 years. Ten of these 100 children did not get a strep throat infection over the course of the study. Tagg and his team discovered that these 10 children had a special “friendly” probiotic bacteria (S. salivarius) colonized in their mouth that was protecting them against strep throat infection (Streptococcus pyogenes) by producing powerful infection-fighting molecules that John Tagg eventually named “BLIS K12.”

We’ll be featuring more video segments with leading probiotic researcher Professor John Tagg over the next few weeks.

Please post your questions and comments in the comments section and we’ll be sure to respond!

Probiotics For Your Mouth – John Tagg, Strep and the BLIS K12 story (part 1) Video

When I first met Professor Tagg and heard his personal story about Strep
throat and his ultimate discovery of BLIS K12, a natural probiotic to
prevent it, I knew it was something that needed to be shared. Here is the
first video in a forthcoming series of short video interviews with Professor
Tagg, one of the world’s foremost Streptococcus researchers.

When I first met Professor Tagg and heard his personal story about Strep throat and his ultimate discovery of BLIS K12 (a natural probiotic to prevent it) I knew it was something that needed to be shared. Here is the first video in a forthcoming series of short video interviews with Professor Tagg, one of the world’s foremost Streptococcus researchers.

(Please be patient if the video takes some time to load. YouTube can be slow.)

Strep Throat Prevention with Probiotics

Anyone who has ever had a strep throat infection knows how painful it is. But did you know that the bacteria that causes strep throat, Streptococcus pyogenes is also highly contagious and in severe infections may lead to rheumatic fever and kidney disease?
Once you have strep throat, the surest way to beat it is with antibiotics.
But how can you PREVENT it? And after you take antibiotics, what can you do to replenish the friendly bacteria that have been killed?
Professor John Tagg in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Otago knows how. He studied Streptococci bacterium for more than 30 years, looking for friendly strep bacteria that would control and destroy the harmful strep bacteria before it colonizes to the degree that it causes a strep throat infection. And, after 30 years of research, he found it and named it BLIS K12.
While Streptococcus pyogenes is the highly contagious, bad guy (pathogen) that causes strep throat, a closely related “cousin,” Streptococcus salivarius, is a good guy that  inhabits (colonizes) the mouths of healthy, infection-resistant people. Professor Tagg discovered a component of Streptococcus salivarius – BLIS K12 – that has unique infection-fighting powers in the mouth where infections enter and take a hold.  His research showed that BLIS K12, a naturally occurring oral probiotic (a probiotic that lives only in the mouth) destroys and renders harmless the infection- causing Streptococcus pyogenes.
To prevent strep throat and after taking antibiotics, Professor Tagg recommends chewing one piece of CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 every day in order to recolonize and sustain healthy levels of  this probiotic that lives in our mouth and fights strep throat.
Anyone who has ever suffered the pain of a strep throat infection will appreciate just how big a discovery this was!
Along with preventing strep throat, Professor Tagg’s BLIS K12 has also been shown to combat the unfriendly bacteria that cause bad breath (halitosis), ear aches and upper respiratory infections.

Anyone who has ever had a strep throat infection knows how painful it is. But did you know that the bacteria that causes strep throat, Streptococcus pyogenes is also highly contagious and in severe infections may lead to rheumatic fever and kidney disease?

Once you have strep throat, the surest way to beat it is with antibiotics.

But how can you PREVENT it? And after you take antibiotics, what can you do to replenish the friendly bacteria that have been killed?

Professor John Tagg in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Otago knows how. He studied Streptococci bacterium for more than 30 years, looking for friendly strep bacteria that would control and destroy the harmful strep bacteria before it colonizes to the degree that it causes a strep throat infection. And, after 30 years of research, he found it and named it BLIS K12.

While Streptococcus pyogenes is the highly contagious, bad guy (pathogen) that causes strep throat, a closely related “cousin,” S. salivarius, is a good guy that  inhabits (colonizes) the mouths of healthy, infection-resistant people. Professor Tagg discovered a component of S. salivarius – BLIS K12 – that has unique infection-fighting powers in the mouth where infections enter and take a hold.  His research showed that BLIS K12, a naturally occurring oral probiotic (a probiotic that lives only in the mouth) destroys and renders harmless the infection- causing Streptococcus pyogenes.

To prevent strep throat and after taking antibiotics, Professor Tagg recommends chewing one piece of CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 every day in order to recolonize and sustain healthy levels of  this probiotic that lives in our mouth and fights strep throat.

Anyone who has ever suffered the pain of a strep throat infection will appreciate just how big a discovery this was!

Along with preventing strep throat, Professor Tagg’s BLIS K12 has also been shown to combat the unfriendly bacteria that cause bad breath (halitosis), ear aches and upper respiratory infections.