Every day, hundreds of species of good and bad bacteria enter the body. While it is certainly out of our reach to prevent these bacteria from coming in, we can still provide a healthy living environment that eliminates the bad, promotes the growth of good bacteria and reduces your risk from experiencing a viral infection.
The problem is that many forget that infections formed in the gastrointestinal tract made there way down through an unhealthy oral cavity. The mouth is essentially the gateway to the GI tract, and without proper care and support, harmful bacteria will thrive in the mouth, which causes cavities, gum disease and even bacterial immune deficiencies.
"I think many of us don't really reflect upon the fact that immune health really starts in our mouths, and then continues through the entire gastrointestinal tract and then throughout the entire body," Nena Dockery, BS, MS of Stratum Nutrition shared with us during our "Building Immunity Through Oral Health" webinar.
Of course, following our primarily raw plant-based diet and exercising regularly will fuel a strong, healthy body. But taking care of your oral cavity is also responsible for immune and upper respiratory health.
Mouthwash vs. an Oral Health Probiotic
How does one best take care of his or her upper respiratory health? Now that you know that a healthy oral cavity contributes to overall wellness, you may think it's as easy as using an antimicrobial mouthwash. However, what many seem to forget is that there are not only bad bacteria swimming around in our mouths – healthy bacteria are in there as well, and they will not always thrive with the use of mouthwash.
"Mouthwash disturbs the overall microbial balance."
There are other flaws to this harsh chemical choice besides the elimination of necessary bacteria, as Dockery explained. It's effects are only temporary, it disturbs the overall microbial balance, raises blood pressure and it's not natural.
Thankfully, there's another option that allows you to support a healthy microbiome without harm. Besides brushing your teeth, flossing and eating well for dental and periodontal health, taking a supplement can give your oral cavity the assistance it needs to be the strongest line of defense against ingested pathogens.
The Benefit of BLIS K12
Our unique probiotic supplement is designed to support immune health in children and adults, working its way from the oral cavity down into the gastrointestinal tract. The formula is exceptional due to its beneficial ingredients. The combination of BLIS K12, a strain of streptococcus salivarius, a common species of bacteria found in the oral cavity of healthy mouths, is the most advantageous ingredient.
Along with BLIS K12 is a probiotic proprietary blend of lactobacillus casei, L. plantarum, L. paracasei, L. rhamnosus and L. salvarius, a combination that provides a unique offering of immune system support and digestive tract protection.
A Probiotic for All Ages
What's best about this oral health probiotic is that it's not only for adults. Having your children take a supplement can protect their oral cavities earlier in life, and is an especially beneficial option for those who must follow an antibiotic regimen of some sort. After gathering results from numerous clinical trials with the intention to understand how effective BLIS K12 is, Dockery came to an overall positive conclusion about the probiotic. Some of the benefits she saw in children included:
- An improvement in hearing.
- Advanced tympanic membrane scores.
- A reduced percentage of sinus infections.
- Fewer cases of viral and bacterial ear and throat infections.
- A decreased chance of sickness spreading in a household.
Blocking potential invaders from entering the oral cavity is key for your overall health. With the help from Hallelujah Diet Oral Health Probiotics, you can support a strong immune system, protect your upper respiratory health and boost your immune cell count. With Dockery's advice, you should take advantage of the beneficial supplement that's at your disposal:
"If we can control the actions of pathogenic or undesirable bacteria in both our oral cavity and throughout our GI tract, we can really promote an extra boost of immunities for our entire body," she said. "This is a very important product."
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