What are Oral Probiotics?

Probiotics (pro=for, bios = life) are beneficial live bacteria that help the body deal with pathogenic (bad) bacteria.

Most people think of their gut when they think of probiotics, however, oral probiotics also play an important role in overall health.  Whether oral or gut, probiotics are live microorganisms that give us health benefits when we take them, especially when taken regularly.

Harmful organisms often enter your body through your mouth or nose, so oral probiotics are an excellent first line of defence for the mouth and throat. Oral probiotics remain in the mouth and work there to promote a balanced microflora and help maintain normal healthy oral bacteria. BLIS K12 and BLIS M18 are the world’s first advanced oral probiotics and are proven to support a healthy immune response, through maintaining a healthy balance of good bacteria.

The mouth and throat have a smaller surface area than the gut, so that makes it easier to colonise and populate the area, and, in the case of BLIS K12 and BLIS M18, crowd out the bad bacteria.

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