BLIS M18™ Probiotics
BLIS M18™: an oral probiotic that naturally lives in a healthy mouth.
BLIS M18™ is a specific strain of bacteria called Streptococcus salivarius M18™ which can be found naturally in the mouth of some healthy adults and children. Our scientists discovered that while everyone has Streptococcus salivarius bacteria, it is not as common to have the specific beneficial BLIS M18™ strain.
BLIS M18™ is the second strain of advanced oral probiotics bought to market by Blis Technologies.
What does BLIS M18™ do?
The mouth is a constant battleground – on a daily basis, billions of bacteria attempt to displace the natural and beneficial bacteria of the mouth, teeth and gums*. Even on properly brushed teeth, the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease will find a place to hide*. This causes a change or imbalance of the normal bacteria in our mouths and can affect the health of our teeth and gums*.
BLIS M18™ colonises the mouth with beneficial bacteria by attaching to cells in the mouth and crowding out bacteria (competitive exclusion). *
Taking BLIS M18™ regularly – one or two lozenges a day – helps maintain a healthy population of the beneficial BLIS M18™ bacteria in the mouth*.
BLIS M18™ does not replace your usual dental routine. It has most benefit when used in conjunction with regular brushing and flossing. *
Taking an oral probiotic that contains BLIS M18™ will promote levels of beneficial bacteria in the oral cavity which may support the health of teeth and gums*.
How does BLIS M18™ work?
BLIS M18™ is best taken at night, after brushing and flossing teeth. BLIS M18™ bacteria activates in the mouth where conditions are moist and warm*. At night, the mouth produces less saliva which provides the ideal time for BLIS M18™ to colonise.* The longer BLIS M18™ is in your mouth before swallowing, the more effective it will be, and therefore more bacteria can be crowded out. That’s why a slowly sucked lozenge is recommended*.
Lozenges are an ideal delivery format because BLIS M18™ bacteria can stay alive in that format for at least two years when stored correctly. They do not have to be kept in the fridge – but if you live in a hot, humid environment, you may want to give them added protection by keeping them cool. BLIS M18™ is the key ingredient in Teeth & Gums with BLIS M18™.
How is BLIS M18™ different from BLIS K12™?
Both BLIS K12™ and BLIS M18™ are specific strains of Streptococcus salivarius but they work to do different things.
For example, we know that BLIS K12™ can help support upper respiratory health, throat health and bad breath*. BLIS M18™, on the other hand help support teeth and gum health*.
There might be some cross-over in what both of these probiotics can do, however, we believe that each strain has a specific set of capabilities and we manufacture probiotics to be specific in their impact on overall well-being*.
BLIS M18 has been granted GRAS status by the FDA (Generally Regarded As Safe).