CulturedCare Probiotic Gum w/ BLIS K12

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Introduction to CulturedCare probiotic gum w/ oral probiotic BLIS K12. The John Tagg story. By RoseMarie Pierce, Holistic Pharmacist.

Introduction to CulturedCare probiotic gum w/ oral probiotic BLIS K12. The John Tagg story. By RoseMarie Pierce, Holistic Pharmacist.

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  • 1. Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™ One-a-Day Probiotic Gum Infection Protection For Your Whole Family www.culturedcare.com RoseMarie Pierce B.Sc.Pharm www.prairienaturals.ca
  • 2.
    • Professor John Tagg’s Story
    • At the age of 12, John Tagg contracted an especially bad case of strep throat, one that led to rheumatic fever
    • In order to prevent a recurrence of strep, John’s doctor then put him on a course of antibiotics every day for 10 years
    • John Tagg’s childhood experience inspired him to devote his life to the study of friendly probiotic bacteria that can prevent strep throat and other infections entering through the mouth
    • After 30 years of research, he found it and named it BLIS K12
  • 3.
    • Infection Protection Starts in the Mouth
    • The skin and mucous membranes are constantly in contact with micro-organisms and provide a breeding ground for them
    • Micro-organisms which normal reside on the human body are referred to as the normal flora or “indigenous microbiota”
    • The oral cavity (mouth) & throat contain some of the most vast and varied micro-organisms found on the entire human body
    Normal flora of the mouth
  • 4. Location of the human normal microbial flora Each of these areas of the body contain their own micro-environments and various populations of microbes Normal flora perform protective roles on the human body
  • 5.
    • Infection Protection Starts in the Mouth
    • Bacteria are the most numerous of all the types of microbes living in the human mouth
    • It has been estimated there are over 100 million bacteria in every millilitre (1/5 th tsp) of saliva
    • The mouth serves as an important portal of entry into the body, providing access for a wide variety of microbes both HEALTHFUL and HARMFUL!
  • 6.
    • Infection Protection Starts in the Mouth
    • Conditions arise that change the normal flora (mostly bacteria) in the mouth & throat
    • These conditions can include:
      • Viral & bacterial infections
      • Candida & thrush
      • Tooth extraction
      • Stress
      • Pregnancy
      • Hospitalization
      • Chlorhexidine mouth rinses: Cepacol, Lavoris, Scope, Oral B
      • Antibiotics and other medications
    Pathogenic “bad” bacteria
  • 7.
    • Infection Protection Starts in the Mouth
  • 8.
    • About Probiotics
    • Probiotics (pro = for, bios = life) are beneficial live bacteria that help the body deal with pathogenic (bad) bacteria
    • According to Health Canada and the World Health Organization (WHO), probiotic microorganisms “ when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit ”
    • Oral (for the mouth) probiotics protect against dangerous bacteria that cause strep throat and other sore throats, earaches, upper respiratory infections and halitosis (bad breath)
  • 9.
    • Professor John R. Tagg’s Research on Probiotics
    • Microbiology Professor John R. Tagg PhD. from Otago University in New Zealand has spent his life researching probiotic bacteria that enhance oral health & fight infection
    • Professor Tagg discovered certain “friendly” bacteria produce unique substances (BLIS) that protect against infections in the mouth, throat, nose, ears and upper respiratory tract
    • His work focuses on Streptococcus salivarius - the most abundant bacteria in the mouth
    • For more info on Prof. Tagg’s story see: http://culturedcare.com/blog/page/2/
  • 10.
    • What is Streptococcus salivarius ?
    • Streptococcus salivarius is a strain of
    • naturally-occurring bacteria that
    • normally resides in the mouths
    • of healthy people
    • Its presence in the mouth is one
    • indication of healthy immune function
    • and natural resistance to infections
    • that enter through the mouth
  • 11.
    • What is BLIS?
    • BLIS is an acronym for Bacteriocin-Like Inhibitory Substance
    • Certain types of bacteria, especially Streptococcus salivarius ( S. salivarius ), naturally produce BLIS
    • BLIS are peptide and protein substances that block infection-causing bacteria
    Microscopic view of S. salivarius Unique S. salivarius strain
  • 12.
    • About BLIS K12™
    • BLIS K12™ was discovered by Professor John R Tagg
    • BLIS K12 is a special, “advanced” BLIS-producing probiotic strain of Streptococcus salivarius, a “friendly” species of bacteria
    • BLIS K12™ fights infections where they most often enter the body – in the mouth & may be responsible for cellular repair after a cell has been damaged by a pathogen – UBC research
    • Professor Tagg’s own personal story of having strep-induced rheumatic fever as a teenager fuelled his life-long research
  • 13. Professor Tagg’s BLIS K12™ Research
  • 14.
    • BLIS K12™ – Nature’s Antimicrobial Punch
    • S. salivarius BLIS K12™ is an advanced probiotic
    • BLIS K12™ actively produces targeted antibacterial proteins when it is under threat from a potential disease-causing bacteria
    Bacteriocin BLIS = B acteriocin- L ike I nhibitory S ubstance
  • 15.
    • What does BLIS K12™do as a probiotic?
    • BLIS K12™ “colonizes” as friendly bacteria and lives in the mouth and throat
    • BLIS K12™ boosts immunity and protects the mouth, ears, nose and throat against infection
    • BLIS K12™ specifically fights infection by Streptococcus pyogenes, the pathogenic bacteria that cause strep throat which can lead to rheumatic fever and scarlet fever
    • BLIS K12™ also protects against other types of sore throats as well as otitis media (ear aches), sinus and upper respiratory infections
  • 16.
    • What is CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™?
    • CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™ is:
            • The 1 st and only BLIS K12 product in Canada!
  • 17.
    • Why is gum ideal for BLIS K12™?
    • It is important to keep BLIS K12™ in the mouth long enough for the probiotic to take hold and colonize
    • Our unique gum-making process protects against moisture and supports the full release of BLIS K12™ from the gum matrix as it is chewed
    • Chewing just one piece of delicious BLIS K12™ gum daily for about 5-10 minutes fully releases the friendly BLIS probiotic bacteria
  • 18.
    • What keeps BLIS K12™ active in CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum?
    • CulturedCare™Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™ is:
      • Made using a proprietary cold-pressed technology that keeps the BLIS K 12 probiotic alive and well
      • Environmentally controlled during production and packaging to ensure ideal temperature and moisture levels to protect the BLIS K12™ live probiotic bacteria
      • Individually encased in a protective blister pack to prevent the entry of air and moisture
  • 19.
    • What are Xylitol and Isomalt?
    • Xylitol and Isomalt are both naturally sweet substances derived from plants
    • Hundreds of published studies have shown they do not contribute to tooth decay or blood sugar fluctuations
    • Researchers conclude that xylitol in particular has multiple health benefits including, the prevention and reduction of cavities, dental plaque, bone loss, ear infections, and oral candida infections
  • 20.
    • What is the probiotic potency of each piece of CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum?
    • Every piece of CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™ contains:
      • The therapeutic dosage of BLIS K12™ established by Professor Tagg’s research as the optimal daily intake for infection protection
      • 20 mg of active, living probiotic bacteria
      • A minimum of 500 million colony forming units (cfu) as substantiated through independent laboratory testing
  • 21.
    • Are there any common allergens in Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™?
    • None. No nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts or wheat.
    • Is CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum gluten-free and GMO- free?
    • Yes, all of the ingredients in CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum are gluten-free and GMO-free.
  • 22.
    • Who will benefit from chewing CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™?
    • Everyone who wants optimal oral health - Men, women and children (over age 3) who have concerns about:
    • Strep throat
    • Sore throats
    • Halitosis
    • Antibiotic use
    • Thrush or candida
    • Ear aches (otitis media)
    • Sinus infections
    • Upper respiratory tract health
  • 23.
      • Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™
      • One-a-Day Infection Protection  
      • For Your Whole Family Starts Here
      • BLIS K12™ Promotes Oral Health & Protects Against:
      • Ear, nose and throat infections
      • Halitosis
      • Sore throats
      • Take Care.  Cultured Care ™
  • 24.
      • Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™
      • Infection Protection
      • Starts in Your Mouth!
      • Take Care.  Cultured Care ™
  • 25. Currently, she counsels and lectures on holistic health, specializing in hormonal balance and mind/body vitality. RoseMarie began her interest in natural medicine during her university studies in pharmacy at Dalhousie University. Her enthusiasm for phyto-pharmacy, nutrition, and the use of vitamins and minerals to support the healing of the human body defined her early pharmacy career . RoseMarie is a highly respected lecturer, writer, and media personality within the natural health industry, and serves in a senior capacity with Prairie Naturals Health Products as a company spokesperson, educator and product formulator. She has a natural ability to present technical information in an easy-to-understand format. RoseMarie acts as a catalyst for individuals who wish to improve their health, experience vitality and realize their potential. For more information on this popular writer, lecturer and hormonal health specialist, visit her website at www.sunstreams.ca RoseMarie Pierce , B.Sc.Pharm, is a holistic pharmacist with more than 40 years experience in both conventional and natural medicine.
  • 26.
    • Outline
    • Infection Protection Starts in the Mouth
    • About Probiotics
    • Professor John R. Tagg’s Research on Probiotics
    • What is Streptococcus salivarius ?
    • What is BLIS and BLIS K12™?
    • What does BLIS K12™ do?
    • Professor Tagg’s BLIS K12™ Research
  • 27.
    • Outline “cont’d”
    • What is CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™?
    • Why is Gum Ideal for Delivering BLIS K12™ to the Mouth?
    • What keeps BLIS K12 ™ Alive in CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum?
    • Xylitol and Isomalt Explained
    • What is the Probiotic Potency of Each Piece of CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum?
    • Who Will Benefit from Chewing CulturedCare™ Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12™?