How oral probiotics support your immune defences when travelling

Probiotic Immune support for travellers

What is an oral probiotic and why would I take one?

There are bacteria everywhere in and on our bodies that help us stay healthy. In fact, they are essential to life itself. Probiotics are beneficial live bacteria that you introduce to your body to provide a health benefit. Until now, the type of probiotic that most people know about are those that work in the gut but other types provide benefits to other areas of the body. BLIS Probiotics are one of the other types; they are oral probiotics that colonise the oral cavity with beneficial bacteria restoring the balance in the mouth and throat. This helps support overall immune defence and helps protect some of the bugs that can cause illness. One of the key strains of beneficial bacteria in BLIS Probiotics is called BLIS K12™.

What can BLIS Oral Probiotics protect me against?

BLIS K12™ is a special strain of bacteria that we all have living in our mouths called Streptococcus salivarius. BLIS K12™ only occurs naturally in a small percentage of the population, so for the rest of us, taking BLIS K12™ will colonise the mouth and throat with millions of beneficial bacteria, offering protection against some of the bad bacteria that you encounter every day.*

If you think of your mouth as the gateway to your body, this is where you allow millions of microbes to get in every day - just by breathing! BLIS oral probiotics are particularly good at fighting some of the bugs that can cause issues like sore throats.*

How are probiotics relevant to travel?

How many times have you heard someone say they ‘got sick from the plane’? It is possibly something that has happened to you. When we travel there is a whole lot of stuff happening which means we might be more susceptible to illness. Just exposure to a much wider variety of bugs can be a shock to our bodies. Often travelling involves long periods in closed environments - like on planes, in airports, in air-conditioned rooms. You can be pretty tired after a long-haul journey where there might be multiple timezone changes and minimal sleep. Just the added stress of a change in our usual routine can impact on our immune defence.

So if your body is not at its optimum and you are exposed to lots of bugs, there is a chance you might pick up some of those bugs. TravelProtect with BLIS K12™ is designed to provide support to travellers throughout their journey by giving you a high concentration of BLIS K12™ before you are exposed to these environments. For example, if you are going to be getting on a plane we recommend you start taking BLIS K12™ the day before and then keep using it throughout the flight. The beneficial bacteria help keep your mouth and throat really healthy and less susceptible to the types of bugs that might cause issues with your throat or upper respiratory tract.*

There is plenty of science that shows how the bugs spread throughout an airplane cabin if a person coughs or sneezes. TravelProtect with BLIS K12™ is designed to simply give you some added protection against those bugs so when you reach your destination, you are not spending valuable time in bed.