BLIS® K12 and BLIS® M18: Promoting a
Healthy Balance of Bacteria in the Oral Cavity
The mouth is a constant battleground where billions of invasive bacteria attempt to displace the native beneficial bacteria of the mouth, teeth and gums.
Common problems people often experience in their oral cavity (such as cavities, bad breath or unhealthy gums) and in their upper respiratory region (ear, nose and throat) can be a result of imbalanced bacteria.
Regular oral hygiene routines (e.g. brushing, flossing) are important, but typically aren’t enough to restore beneficial microorganisms in the oral cavity.
That’s where a new generation of advanced probiotic bacteria, called BLIS, can help.
BLIS probiotics are strains of beneficial and safe S. salivarius bacteria, which normally occur in the mouth and throat. The BLIS products are backed by almost 40 years of research.
While most people have the non-specific S. salivarius populations, only an estimated 10% of the human population has an abundant amount of more potent strains like BLIS® K12 and BLIS® M18.
Studies show that children and adults with naturally occurring microbial strains like BLIS® K12 and BLIS® M18 are better able to maintain oral and upper respiratory health.
S. salivarius K12 was discovered and isolated by renowned microbiologist Professor John Tagg at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His dream and passion is to find alternative, natural solutions to supporting ear, nose and throat health, based on his own experience as a child.
A research breakthrough came when Dr. Tagg and his team isolated a unique strain of S. salivarius (K12) from a healthy child who, over a six-year period, exhibited remarkable throat health. Work began to develop this strain and bring this next generation of advanced probiotics to market.
Soon thereafter the BLIS® M18 strain of S. salivarius was identified and shown to help naturally protect the teeth and gums.
In studies, BLIS® K12 has been shown to stimulate the immune system to help improve upper respiratory (ear, nose, throat) health and help reduce bad breath, in children and adults.
BLIS® K12 also helps inhibit bacteria that produce volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs). These VSCs are the basis for bad breath – and reducing them can get to the root cause of the problem.
BLIS® M18 works more directly on dental health, helping to reduce the overgrowth of bacteria that increases cavity risk, supporting reduced plaque formation.
BLIS® K12 and BLIS® M18 are still produced in Dunedin, New Zealand by BLIS Technologies LTD.
ACTIValoe: Getting the Most Out of the Inner Gel of the Aloe plant
ACTIValoe® is made with a breakthrough dehydration technology – called Qmatrix™ – that sets a new standard for Aloe vera quality.
Qmatrix™ removes water from a fresh Aloe leaf using a low temperature/short time (LTST) method that protects heat sensitive Aloe nutrients.
Here’s the ACTIValoe® bottom line: when you take a TrueOC™ Quick Melt lozenge, the Aloe vera will still be as pure and potent.
And ACTIValoe® is 100% organic – from start to finish absolutely no chemicals, pesticides or preservatives are used. There’s a reason why ACTIValoe® has been used in more clinical studies than any other Aloe vera ingredient – it’s simply “best in class.”
ACTIValoe® is guaranteed to provide a minimum of 10% polysaccharides – the most important nutrients in Aloe vera.
What’s more, ACTIValoe® is certified for content and purity by the International Aloe Science Council (IASC).
On top of this, ACTIValoe® made with Qmatrix™, is the first and only Aloe vera ingredient to achieve GRAS status with the FDA as a food ingredient. ACTIValoe® was the subject of extensive safety studies conducted over two years that provided scientific support for the FDA.
And Aloe vera is quickly emerging as a beneficial botanical ingredient for oral health, promoting gum health by helping to reduce dental plaque and soothing gums.