What are oral probiotics? How do they differ from other probiotics?

Most probiotics are targeted towards the gut and digestive tract. Oral probiotics such as BLIS K12 target the mouth and throat, helping to defend the oral cavity. They colonise the mouth and throat with good bacteria, helping crowd out the bad bacteria that can cause sore throats and tonsillitis.


Can I continue using my usual gut probiotics if I’m using BLIS PROBIOTICS?

Yes. BLIS PROBIOTICS target the throat and mouth.


Can BLIS PROBIOTICS be taken while taking antibiotics?

You can use BLIS PROBIOTICS the day after the course of antibiotics is complete. It is important to take the full course of antibiotics as they can kill off the bad bacteria. But they also may kill the good bacteria – so an ideal time to restore the oral cavity with good bacteria is immediately following completion of your antibiotics course.


When should I take BLIS PROBIOTICS products?

It is ideal to use BLIS PROBIOTICS after brushing teeth. Ensure that you do not consume any food or liquids for at least 30 minutes to allow the good bacteria time to colonise and start working in the oral cavity.


Where are BLIS PROBIOTIC products manufactured?

From research and development, through to manufacturing and packaging, Blis Technologies does it all from their headquarters in Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand.


Can children use BLIS PROBIOTICS?

Children 3 years+ can use BLIS PROBIOTICS. We have a product specifically designed for children – BLIS PROBIOTICS DAILYDEFENCE JUNIOR POWDER. It is easy to add the powder to a chilled food such as yoghurt for your child to take.


+ Dairy free?
+ Vegan?
+ Gluten free?
+ Sugar free?

BLIS PROBIOTICS are not dairy free or vegan. Although the products are dairy free according to the Tepnell test – which will measure dairy to 1 part per billion, during the manufacturing process, the probiotic is fermented using a dairy base. There are no dairy products added when the lozenges or the powder are formulated. But technically there is dairy in the process.
BLIS products are gluten free and we do not add sugar to the manufacturing process. HONEYBLIS however contains honey which naturally contains sugar.


Are BLIS PROBIOTCS suitable as an alternative to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There haven’t been any specific studies to test safety during pregnancy.


How should I store BLIS PROBIOTICS?

We recommend storing BLIS PROBIOTICS below 25°C in a cool, dry location. Our products are shelf stable so they do not need to go into the fridge, however to best protect the good bacteria, refrigeration is recommended if you live in a particularly warm or humid climate.


Do I take BLIS PROBIOTICS everyday or only when I’m feeling unwell?

It’s important to take BLIS PROBIOTICS as directed, daily*. Maintaining the healthy population of bacteria in the mouth and throat is the recommended way to crowd out bad bacteria and support a healthy immune system.

*Studies included daily use for 90 days – Data on file.


How was BLIS K12 strain discovered?

The discovery of BLIS K12 is credited to Professor John Tagg from New Zealand who dedicated his life’s work to research in microbiology.