Stratum Nutrition, St. Louis, MO, has formally added BLIS K12 and BLIS M18 oral probiotics to its specialty product portfolio. BLIS K12 and BLIS M18 are specific strains of Streptococcus salivarius (S. salivarius), some of the most important, numerous and beneficial bacteria found in the mouth of healthy individuals. The probiotic strains secrete powerful antimicrobial molecules called Bacteriocin-Like-Inhibitory Substances (BLIS). Both strains have robust science support evaluating their beneficial influence on bad breath, upper respiratory health, immune support and the health of teeth and gums—all of which are affected by pathogens that enter the body through the mouth.
BLIS K12 is an oral probiotic that supports healthy bacteria in the mouth for long-term fresh breath and immune support. BLIS M18 is an oral probiotic that supports healthy teeth and gums. BLIS Technologies Limited, producer of BLIS probiotics, selected Stratum Nutrition as their exclusive distribution partner for U.S., Canada, Europe and other regions as of December 2011.