Use an Aktiv K12 probiotics kit, and you may
notice that you gradually experience less bad breath over the ensuing weeks. This probiotic regimen can, in conjunction with a specialty toothpaste and tongue scraper, dramatically reduce oral odor. But while brushing and scraping are well-known ways to hamper halitosis, probiotics might need a little
The era of probiotics began at the end of the 1800s, when a Russian scientist named Elie Mechnikov theorized that harmful gut bacteria reduce a person’s life span by speeding up the aging process. While he was off the mark, Mechnikov could hardly be faulted for lack of trying.
As an experiment, he drank curdled milk every day in order to modify the bacterial ecosystem in his own gut and, with luck, live longer. Mechnikov even wrote a tract on the subject, published in 1906 with the unappetizing title “Scientifically Soured Milk: Its Influence in Arresting Intestinal Putrefaction.”
The experiment ultimately failed. The Russian innovator died of heart failure at the un-Methuselah-like age of 71, though with a Nobel Prize to his name (for describing the process by which white blood cells “eat” bacteria). Still, Mechnikov had founded the study of probiotics.