What's so great about M18 Probiotics? Besides its fresh taste and the swiftness with which it gets to work on your bad breath, this type of probiotics product can lead to lasting fresh breath. Here's the secret.
Unlike alcohol-based mouthwashes and toothpastes that contain synthetic chemicals, probiotic rinses relieve halitosis the natural way. Think of it as working with bacteria rather than against them.
Common breath fresheners either mask oral odor (like mint gums) or try to blast away all the microbes in your mouth by using alcohol and harsh detergents like sodium lauryl sulfide (SLS). While these products may get an A for effort, they earn an F for effectiveness.
You see, oral bacteria not only can grow back, they will. It is an established fact that the microorganisms on your palate have plenty to nourish them, from food particles and oils to proteins and dead cells. This means that no matter how hard you try to scour your mouth clean of microbes, you simply can't do it.
M18 Probiotics work in an entirely different way. Rather than attacking your mouth's flora with chemicals, they replace them with other, less harmful microbes.
Our M18 Probiotics Kits are based on a single strain of microogranisms called Streptococcus salivarius M18, a little critter whose introduction into the oral environment can have big consequences. You see, S. salivarius M18 secretes a protein called bacteriocin-like inhibitory substance, or "BLIS" for short. This substance has one function - namely, to get odor-causing bacteria to scram.
Studies have shown that the use of M18 Probiotics can radically reduce the smell of halitosis in just a few days. One report, which appeared in the journal Applied and Environmental Biology, confirmed that the M18 sub-strain emits BLIS. The authors also discovered that M18, as well as the K12 variety of S. salivarius - which appears in Blis K12 Probiotics - can create two forms of BLIS at once!
Another study had results that were even more astounding. A report published in the journal Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins announced that the BLIS created by the M18 strain is in fact a form natural antibiotic called a "lantibiotic."
Unlike prescription antibiotics, which entail a serious risk of allowing microbes to become resistant to their mechanism of action, lantibiotics repel other microorganisms without leaving individuals open to harmful recolonization.
That's the beauty of M18 Probiotics. They do the work for you, and are safe for everyone!