Also known as the “good bacteria,” probiotics are living microorganisms best known for improving your gut health. These friendly bacteria help our body to fight off diseases by suppressing the growth of harmful bacteria. They’re widely used in treating diarrhea, intestinal spasms, bloating, and other issues on your digestive system.
You may not know it, but there are several foods out there that help you get more probiotics into your gut. Yogurt, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, and kombucha are the typical meals that people add to their diet to get more good bacteria into their bodies.
Benefits of Oral Probiotics
Generally, taking probiotics in any form can improve oral health. The benefits of taking oral probiotics include:
- Prevent Halitosis or Bad Breath
- Inhibit Build-up of plaque
- Stimulate oral wound healing
- Manage symptoms of gingivitis (swollen, tender, and bleeding gums)
- Combats oral thrush
- Reduce your risk of acquiring heart diseases
- May prevent oral cancer
Advantages of Taking Probiotics In Lozenge Form
Nowadays, you can find several probiotic supplements in the market. While there are other forms of oral probiotics, the most recommended for keeping your mouth healthy are probiotics in lozenges form.
Taking probiotics in lozenge form is more effective compared to other forms of probiotics. That’s because lozenges take time before it dissolves in your mouth. The slow suckling motion prolongs the exposure of probiotics to your oral surfaces. This allows them to more effectively take hold and colonize the bad bacteria, which leads to a healthier oral microbiota.
Take Bionaze, for example. It is a probiotic supplement in lozenge form that is formulated two cutting-edge probiotic strains, BLIS-K12 and Bl-04. These two probiotic strains are used to prevent various oral and respiratory diseases.
BLIS-K12 keeps your mouth healthy by treating common mouth problems such as halitosis, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis. It also helps in treating infections in your upper respiratory tract. Meanwhile, Bl-04 is most effective for treating viral infections such as rhinovirus and allergies like hay fever.
Are There Side Effects in Taking Oral Probiotics?
Taking oral probiotics, whether in tablet or any forms, are already proven safe and effective. However, seniors, pregnant women, or people with suppressed immune systems and taking medications are highly advised to ask your doctor before taking oral probiotics.
About The Author
As a nurse, Franchette Agatha Jardin wants to spread to the world the ways on how to achieve a healthy body through probiotics. If she recommends something-or anything!-it’s because she already tried it!