The Science Behind BLIS-K12
One of the active ingredients in Bionaze™
What Is BLIS K12™?
BLIS K12™ colonizes in the oral cavity by attaching to cells in your mouth and crowding out bacteria*. This process is known as bacterial interference or competitive exclusion*. Taking an oral probiotic that contains BLIS K12™ will promote levels of beneficial bacteria in the oral cavity which may help support the immune system, fresh breath, upper respiratory system and oral cavity overall.
Developed by scientists at the University of Otago in New Zealand, years of research went into finding a way to deliver BLIS K12™ to the mouth and throat in such a way that it could colonize effectively. Lozenges and powder are ideal formats as the BLIS K12™ 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. Think of bacteria in the mouth as weeds in the garden. It’s easier to keep your garden in good shape by weeding regularly, than battling an overgrown garden on the odd occasion.
Blis K12 is recognized as safe to consume by the FDA.
Bacteriocin-Like Inhibitory Substance Streptococcus Salivarius (BLIS K12) is specifically formulated to fight Streptococcus Pyogene, a harmful bacteria specie that causes pharyngitis, rheumatic fever, tonsillitis, scarlet fever and numerous other infections. Various clinical studies have also found that BLIS K12 is effective in delivering probiotics and promoting good oral health. It’s also proven to greatly reduce oral infections, halitosis (bad breath) and upper respiratory tract infections.
It works by attaching to cells in your mouth, pushing out the bad bacteria and colonizing the surface. To more effectively colonize the mouth, it has to be exposed to the oral surfaces for an extended period of time. This makes the lozenge a very ideal method of taking in BLIS K12. Since it slowly melts in the mouth, the probiotic is given ample time to stick and breed in the oral cavities.
A study in Milan have also confirmed its positive effects in preventing streptococcal pharyngotonsilitis in children. It is also found to have protective properties against severe candidiasis in a study published by the American Society for Microbiology. It modulates the growth and adhesion of Candida albicans (the bacteria that causes candidiasis) to the mouth and tongue.
Regular intake of this probiotic is ideal to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in your mouth and throat. This balance is essential in preventing the spread of bad bacteria that may lead to or worsen oral health issues.