CulturedCare is the first Health Canada-licensed probiotic gum

CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 is the first and only Health Canada-licensed probiotic gum in Canada which has been recognized on the claims that it fights bad breath and improves oral health.

“To be the first probiotic gum in Canada approved for licensing by Health Canada is an honour,” says Deborah Callbreath, general manager of Prairie Naturals. “Our probiotic gum is based on decades of scientific research. We chose to use chewing gum as the revolutionary delivery system for this unique oral probiotic to ensure the most effective distribution in the mouth.”

The gum was based on research by Professor John Tagg, a former Professor of Immunology and Macrobiology at the University of Otago in New Zealand. A probiotic researcher, Professor Tagg has published over 50 articles in various scientific journals on the topic.

Infection protection starts in the mouth,” says Professor Tagg. “There are many strains of probiotics for the intestinal tract, but they do not give protection where it is needed most – in the mouth. BLIS K12 (Bacteriocin Like Inhibitory Substance) is an oral probiotic. It provides the mouth with the probiotic protection and resistance it needs to fight the bacteria that cause bad breath.”

Prairie Naturals Health Products is a family-owned Vancouver-based company. CulturedCare Probiotic Gum with BLIS K12 can be found in natural health stores across Canada. To learn more about this product, please visit