Halitosis, or bad breath, can be caused by a number of factors. It may indicate a local exposure to malodorous foods, an infection or a deeper more systemic concern. The odour itself relates to volatile compounds that have a high sulfur content and are produced by gram negative bacteria on the tongue, or between and around teeth. Halitosis can be transient (such as from sulfuric foods, tobacco products, or dry mouth) or it can persist. Persistent halitosis can indicate a systemic or local infection, post nasal drip, GERD, kidney disease, or even liver failure, though systemic diseases only account for 10% of these cases. Cleaning the tongue, by brushing or with mouthwashes, can remove some of the offensive compounds (food remnants, dead cells etc.) that the bacteria feed on, clear away bacteria themselves, or mask the odour for a period of time. But treatment of the underlying cause is ultimately best practice. One of the most effective treatments is to ensure that the oral microbiota is healthy. Breath Biotics with BLIS K12 contains a patented strain of the probiotic Streptococcus salivarius K12, to ensure a healthy oral microflora. By increasing the good bacteria present in the mouth you can reduce bacteria that cause bad breath, and strengthen your first line of defense against infections.
Breath Biotics is Streptococcus salivarius K12, an oral probiotic which helps reduce halitosis (bad breath) and promotes oral health. Breath Biotics can also help reduce the incidence of sore throat caused by pathogenic Streptococcus pyogenes.
Each Lozenge Contains:
BLIS K12* (Streptococcus salivarius K12)
1 billion CFU †
*BLIS K12 is a registered trademark of Blis Technologies New Zealand
† Colony-forming units
Non-medicinal ingredients: isomalt, sodium stearyl fumarate, maltodextrin, monk fruit extract, starch, gum Arabic, hyprolose, trehalose, lacitol, natural flavour (wintergreen, peppermint).
Purity: that all ingredients have been declared on the label. Contains no wheat, gluten, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, eggs or shellfish.
Suggested Dose: For halitosis take 4 lozenges daily for a minimum of 3 days. For oral health take 1-2 lozenges daily for a minimum of 10 days. For the prevention of sore throat due to infection, take 5 lozenges daily for 90 days. Suck lozenge for 5 minutes, do not chew or swallow. Before taking the first lozenge of the day, rinse mouth with an antimicrobial mouthwash. Take at least 2-3 hours before or after antibiotics.
Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, or severe abdominal pain. Do not use if you have an immune compromised condition (e.g. AIDS, lymphoma, undergoing long-term corticosteroid treatment), are taking aminoglycoside antibiotics (e.g. kanamycin, streptomycin), or have a dairy allergy. If symptoms of ear, nose or throat infections (e.g. fever, sore throat) occur, or if symptoms of digestive upset (e.g. diarrhea) occur, worsen or persist beyond 3 days, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner.
Source: BLIS K12™ is a patented probiotic strain (Streptococcus salivarius K12)
Main Applications: Bad Breath, Oral Health