Jarro-Dophilus Oral Probiotic 1 billion 30 lozenges - peppermint flavour | discontinued
Jarrow Formulas Oral Probiotic 30 capsules contains over 1 billion Lactobacillus brevis CECT 7480 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7481 probiotic strains per lozenge. Lactobacillus brevis CECT 7480 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7481 were isolated from the oral cavity of a healthy infant and studied in vitro and in vivo. These documented strains help promote and maintain beneficial oral microflora for the health of the gums and teeth and better breath.
Now you can also try it for yourself in a single blister.
The vegetarian acid resistant capsule helps maximize survival of viable probiotic bacteria while in transit through the stomach.
Lactobacillus brevis CECT 7480 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7481 exert significant, specific inhibitory activity that promotes oral and dental health (teeth and gums), better breath and restores oral flora.
Lactobacillus brevis CECT 7480 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7481 naturally occur in a healthy human mouth and are low acid producing Lactobacilli strains to preserve enamel and dentin integrity. These bacteria have shown to efficiently adhere to tissues representative of the mouth (teeth, gums, tongue) and resist antimicrobial components in saliva.
Jarro-Dophilus® Oral Probiotic contains 5 billion organisms per lozenge at the time of manufacture and at least 1 billion per lozenge at Best Used Before date if stored as directed.
Jarro-Dophilus Oral Probiotic contains over 1 billion colony forming units (CFU) Lactobacillus brevis CECT 7480 and Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7481 probiotic strains per lozenge.
L. brevis CECT 7480 and L. plantarum CECT 7481 were isolated from the oral cavity of a healthy infant and studied in vitro and in vivo. These documented strains help promote and maintain beneficial oral microflora for the health of the gums and teeth and better breath.
The Healthy Mouth
The human oral cavity contains on average 750 million microorganisms consisting of more than 30 genera of bacteria per each millimeter of saliva. These oral microflora vary depending on the surfaces (e.g. teeth, cheek mucosa) and on specific surface sites (e.g. fissures, gingival crevices). The oral microflora has a delicate balance. This balance is easily altered by diet, medication, smoking, saliva flow, denture wearing, health status, and so forth. It is also affected by aging because immune and hormonal responses tend to decline with age. Healthy and stable oral microflora are critical for maintaining the health of not only the mouth, but also surrounding tissues, such as the throat, nose, and ears, as well as general immune function. The right oral indigenous microorganisms can provide the first defense of the immune system for the mouth and nasal passages.
Proper oral hygiene routines require brushing, flossing, and anti-microbial mouth rinsing. However, the effects of these hygiene practices are always short-term and they can disrupt the normal microflora. Oral probiotics can safely enhance oral and dental health by replenishing beneficial bacteria that are commonly found in healthy people and by antagonizing growth of undesirable microorganisms. The antibacterial molecules of oral probiotics specifically target bacteria that challenge the integrity of tooth enamel. Some strains also produce enzymes that help keep the gums and teeth healthy while supporting a healthy immune response
Documented Strains Matter™
The bacterial strains in Jarro-Dophilus® Oral Probiotic were chosen for use as oral probiotics to support the health of the teeth and gums through a rigorous selection process described in detail in “Isolation and characterization of probiotic strains for improving oral health.” Selection criteria stressed both antagonism to the growth of competing bacteria in the mouth and success in surviving various challenges. These strains are protected by US Patents.
L. brevis CECT 7480 and L. plantarum CECT 7481 survived against mouth lysozyme and hydrogen peroxide. Strains were selected with the best ability to resist barriers to probiotic microbiological colonization of the oral cavity. To perform properly, oral probiotics must be tough enough to survive normal mouth conditions and compete with undesirable organisms.
Low Acid Production
Selected strains were found to be able to grow and colonize different points of the mouth cavity (tongue, gums and teeth) without producing high amounts of acid in order to protect dentin integrity.
Inhibition of potentially undesirable organisms is a key point for this product. It’s well known that aggregation of probiotics not only implies synergistic effects in the antagonism of undesirable microorganisms, but also to facilitate the biofilm formation by the probiotic species.
Adhesion to the teeth, tongue and oral cavity to extend probiotic protection. Tests have shown that these probiotic strains adhere to analogues of the dentin that make up the teeth, adhere to tissues such as those that compose the oral cavity and adhere tissues that compose the surface of the tongue. Adhesion of the probiotic strains means protection against colonization by less desirable bacterial strains.
Putting It All Together in One Formula
L. brevis CECT 7480 and L. plantarum CECT 7481:
• Exert significant, specific inhibitory activity against undesirable oral microorganisms to promote oral and dental health (teeth and gums), better breath and support healthy oral microflora
• Are naturally occurring in a healthy human mouth and have been shown in vitro to efficiently adhere to tissues representative of the mouth (teeth, gums, tongue) and resist antimicrobial components in saliva.
• Are low acid producing Lactobacilli strains to preserve enamel and dentin integrity.
L. brevis CECT 7480 and L. plantarum CECT 7481 compete against:
• Streptococcus salivarius
• Streptococcus sobrinus
• Fusobacterium nucleatum
• Porphyromonas gingivalis
• Treponema denticola
• Prevotella denticola
Are white teeth healthy? Advantages and disadvantages of dental veneersOver the past few weeks, people couldn't stop talking over how a couple of famous Dutch celebrities have undergone dental surgery procedures so they could flash a truly blinding white smile. For this to happen, dental surgeons file away part of the original teeth. Apparently this procedure is becoming ever more popular with the advent of social media like Instagram and YoutTube where these semi-celebs show off their health and wealth.
Yellow teeth are stronger!Gone are the days we were happy with our natural yellowish teeth. It seems that everyone strives for bright white teeth. There are whitening agents in toothpastes which apparently don’t really do the trick, floss, mouthwash, strips, gels, and even chewing gum. Yellow teeth seem to get a bad reputation and are usually associated with poor oral hygiene. Fortunately, we have some good news for those who lack those pearly whites. Yellow teeth are actually stronger than bright white teeth!
But rest assured, yellow teeth are mostly stronger than white teeth.
The strongest teeth are natural, healthy ones and these teeth are not white. At least, not white like the colour of paper, or even the colour of piano keys. They are a couple of shades darker than that. The enamel itself is a blueish white colour, but it is also somewhat translucent so the yellow of the dentine beneath it shows through to make the overall colour of the teeth either light grey or light yellow.
Healthy bowel function: how does normal poop look like?
What are the different types of poop?
By this time of year, it has become warm enough to spend more time in our gardens. We don't just spend time gardening, but will want to dine here, too. And possibly prepare food on the BBQ or at least prepare a food buffet on holidays such as Kings Day. Unfortunately, a festive meal especially during warm weather is almost automatically associated with stomach bugs.
For elderly persons, the cause of food poisoning is mostly different. They have frequently been raised in a time of food scarcity and are less prone to discard food that is past its expiration date. Or as happening during the current lockdown, they will want to go grocery shopping as little as possible, so they may be eating food that would have been discarded otherwise. However, at their age, they will become sick more easily due to reduced immunity than a young person who has less qualms about throwing out spoiled food.
Foodborne illness, more commonly referred to as food poisoning, is the result of eating contaminated, spoiled, or toxic food. The most common symptoms of food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Although it’s quite uncomfortable, food poisoning isn’t unusual. According to reliable data 1 in 6 persons will contract some form of food poisoning every year.
Food poisoning symptoms
If you have food poisoning, chances are it won’t go undetected. Symptoms can vary depending on the source of the infection. The length of time it takes for symptoms to appear also depends on the source of the infection, but it can range from as little as 1 hour to as long as 28 days. Common cases of food poisoning will typically include at least three of the following symptoms:
Why celebrating life with food is important for our health
Especially in the darkest months of the year, there seems to be an endless amount of celebrations.
No matter what is always a common theme: food is the main attraction! In fact, the focus society currently places on food has caused us to associate certain foods with holidays, past events and special times. When we sink our teeth into such foods, it can bring back memories we hold close and take us back to a time we enjoyed. Food is much more powerful than we think!
From catching up for coffee, relaxing over brunch, indulging in a long lunch or bonding at a BBQ, it’s hard to imagine getting together without the company of food. Food is something we all have in common, we all must eat, most of us find food pleasurable and trying new foods or cafes is a new experience we can share with others.
Symptoms and natural treatments of indigestionIndigestion or heartburn can happen when your body has trouble digesting food. Anyone can get it on occasion, or it can be an ongoing problem. Heartburn is especially prominent in December with so many holidays accompanied with delicious foods, that prompt us to overindulge.
While acid reflux is a common phenomenon, not all symptoms of it, are very obvious.
When heartburn happens, for instance due to smoking, alcohol, medication, carbonated drinks or some foods that are difficult to process (spices, fats, acids, fiber) may cause a valve-like stomach muscle to loosen, allowing stomach acid to backwash into the esophagus. This exposes sensitive tissue in the chest to stomach acids, causing painful symptoms.
Common symptoms of reflux are a burning feeling in your chest or stomach, burping, bloating, gurgling stomach, acid reflux, heartburn, nausea or even vomiting.
Problems in your GI tract or other health issues also can cause indigestion. These include:
- acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux (GER), or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): A reaction to food and drink where contents come back up from your stomach. The acid can come up into your esophagus, the tube-like organ connecting your mouth and stomach. Acid reflux also can produce vomiting. This condition causes heartburn because of the high acid contents.
- irritable bowel syndrome: a disorder that affects your intestines. Symptoms include stomach pain, bloating, gas, constipation, and diarrhea.
- infection: a bacterial infection from Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) can cause indigestion.
- gastroparesis: A condition that affects digestion. If muscles in your GI tract stop working, your body slows down or stops the movement of food. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloating, and acid reflux.
- ulcer: A sore on the lining of your stomach (peptic ulcer), small intestine, or esophagus.
- gastritis: Inflammation of your stomach lining.
- stomach cancer: This is a rare condition, but indigestion can be one of its signs.
Oral health is a reflection of our overall healthOn March 20 we celebrated the International Oral Health Day'. According to the dentist Richard Kohsiek, who's a board member of the Royal Dutch Dental Association, we should think more often about the consequences of oral health as "Oral health is a reflection of our overall health".
What encompasses good oral health?
"In the mouth there are good and bad bacteria. As long as there is a prober balance between good and bad mouth flora, there is not much wrong. Things only go out of control when the bad bacteria outgrow the good bacteria. "
"Plaque is the white part that we see grow on our teeth is formed by a combination of bacteria and food remnants. Becasue these calcify it grows into tartar on locations where the tooth brush can't reach".
Can artificial sweeteners harm gut health and make you gain weight?Early September we published an overview of various natural and artificial sweeteners that are currently available and possible avantages or disadvantages associated to them.
Until very recently the clear-cut explanation of all official governmental dietary agencies as well as most mainstream dieticians was that artificial sweeteners are harmless and not a single iota of proof was available to the contrary.
Even your humble writer still believed sweeteners are relatively harmless as by definition, rats and mice aren't human so evidence about harmfulness for those laboratory animals doesn't prove too much.
However, over time more and more evidence has come up that artificial sweeteners are truly not as good for your waistline as you think they are, in ways that wasn't looked at before. Our gut microbes, which have a bigger influence on your weight and insulin sensitivity than we realize, are negatively inflenced by the artificial sweeteners we ingest.
Fluoride, should you avoid it?A year ago, the Dutch Supreme Court of Justice ruled taxation of fluroided tooth paste should be lowered from the higher tariff meant for luxury gooods such as beauty items to the low tariff that is used for medication and nutritional supplements and meds as fluorided tooth paste can be considered as medicine.
This resulted in quite a big price gap between fluorided tooth paste and non-fluorided tooth paste.
However, since the effectiveness of fluoride has been up to debate it was felt to be an unjust difference by quite a few people who even say fluoride is poisonous. Is fluoride really poisonous? We thought you'd be just as curious about the answer as we are.
How pets can improve your healthNearly everyone of us lives with a pet in their household or has grown up with pets in their family as pets are such a source of joy.
Pets can bring relief in stressful periods as the simple act of petting an animal can reduce stress levels and lower blood pressure, which goes as far as easing chronic pain due to the release of endorphins and curing post-traumatic disorders!
Sugar = sugar?!While baking recipes used to simply recommend using flour and sugar, the hip cookbooks now recommend you to use agave syrup, or coconut sugar , because it is healthier and more natural. It sure sounds like more natural, but is it really?
Friendly aliensProbiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. Probiotics help move food through your gut, and ease symptoms of (antibiotic-related or spontaneous) diarrhea and bowel diseases.
Furthermore probiotics can improve skin conditions like eczema, improve urinary and vaginal health. Probiotics are vital for our immunity as they are solely responsible for keeping the gut healthy.
Slowly dissolve at least 1 lozenge in mouth daily for at least five (5) minutes, or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.
Preferably place lozenge between gums and a cheek, moving saliva around oral cavity to distribute the probiotic bacteria.
Do not use less than one hour before brushing teeth or using mouthwash.
Suitable for adults and children over three years of age.
contains per daily serving (1 lozenge)
probiotic blend of 1 billion viable cells † ††
Lactobacillus brevis CECT 7480
Lactobacillus plantarum CECT 7481
† = At least 1 billion viable cells at the time of consumption under recommended storage condtions and within best use before date.
†† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
: active ingredients (1 million viable probiotic bacteria), sweetener and prebiotic blend (xylitol), filler (maltodextrin, calcium phosphate, cellulose), flavour (natural peppermint flavour, natural vanilla flavour), filler (vegetable magnesium stearate and guar gom)
does not require refrigeration, but refrigeration (4 - 7°C) will extend shelf-life and maitnain a higher probiotic count. Avoid temperatures above 25°C.
Units individually sealed in aluminum-aluminum blister cards to better ensure stability and shelf life
contains milk (trace amounts)
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
contains traces of milk