Monday, January 2, 2017

Streptococcus Salivarius Lozenges

    "NOW® OralBiotic™ contains the naturally occurring probiotic organism Streptococcus salivarius BLIS K12®, which has been clinically shown to support oral and throat health.  OralBiotic™ BLIS K12® successfully colonizes the oral cavity at the expense of other bacteria, promoting oral and upper respiratory health" 

There are some interesting studies below. The lozenges may help our children prevent getting sick, as they go back to school this week:

1.     Drug Healthc Patient Saf. 2016 Nov 21;8:77-81. eCollection 2016.
Positive clinical outcomes derived from using Streptococcus salivarius K12 to prevent streptococcal pharyngotonsillitis in children: a pilot investigation.
2.      J Med Microbiol. 2016 Dec;65(12):1456-1464. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000377. Epub 2016 Oct 24.
Oral cavities of healthy infants harbour high proportions of Streptococcus salivarius strains with phenotypic and genotypic resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics.
Palma TH1, Harth-Chú EN1, Scott J2, Stipp RN1, Boisvert H2, Salomão MF3, Theobaldo JD1, Possobon RF4, Nascimento LC5, McCafferty JW2, Faller L2, Duncan MJ2, Mattos-Graner RO1.

3.      Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2016 Nov;20(21):4601-4606.
Effect of administration of Streptococcus salivarius K12 on the occurrence of streptococcal pharyngo-tonsillitis, scarlet fever and acute otitis media in 3 years old children.
Di Pierro F1, Colombo M, Giuliani MG, Danza ML, Basile I, Bollani T, Conti AM, Zanvit A, Rottoli AS.