Posts Tagged ‘S. salivarius’

Aktiv K12 Probiotics Decimate Bacteria that Cause Bad Breath

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

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
explanation.

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.

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Probiotics Supplements

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The probiotics S. salivarius and B. coagulans are two strains of beneficial bacteria that help maintain healthy gums and teeth. These work very similarily to the probiotics that target your digestive flora. What these probiotics do is populate in the oral cavity and help protect the mouth against harmful bacteria that exist in dental film buildup.

Usually the probiotics can achieve their goal if you take supplements/lozenges 1-2 times per day after brushing. If you do it right after brushing your teeth, this speeds up the production of the compounds that help inhibit bad bacteria in your mouth.

Also, research shows that S. salivarius and B. coagulans can help the immune system flora.  Taking supplements of S. salivarius orally helps reduce the production of inflammatory cytokines in the body.  Studies show that B. coagulans increases the white blood cells’ ability to find bacteria invaders, boosts the immunity system’s response to a bacterial attack, and improves the performance of the natural killer cells, another type of immune cell.

Clinical studies showed that 85% of subjects with halitosis (bad breath) who received the strain S. salivarius greatly improved their bacterial flora balance as compared to 30% in the placebo group.  Those with chronic bad breath definitely need to replenish the good probiotic bacteria in their system!

Source: Business Wire

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