DAILY CHILDREN'S PROBIOTIC
DailyDefence Junior is a daily probiotic powder for the littlest members of your family, aimed at supporting ear, nose & throat health.
WHAT ARE KIDS PROBIOTICS?
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that provide numerous health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. While bacteria are often associated with illness, not all bacteria are bad. In fact, our bodies are home to trillions of bacteria, many of which are beneficial and essential for optimal health.
Probiotics for kids, such as DailyDefence Junior, are specifically formulated to introduce these beneficial bacteria into your child's system. These friendly bacteria help restore and maintain a healthy balance in their gut, which in turn supports their immune system, digestive health, and even dental health.
WHY SHOULD I BUY A PROBIOTIC FOR KIDS?
The tunnels that connect a child's ear, nose, and throat are much smaller than those of adults, which means they are more prone to accumulating nasty bacteria.
Every day, the things they eat, drink, and breathe introduce new bad bacteria that try their best to displace the beneficial bacteria. This continuous struggle for space can disrupt the balance of good bacteria in their mouth and throat, which can then affect their overall health and wellbeing.
IS IT SUITABLE TO USE DAILYDEFENCE JUNIOR FOR TODDLERS?
Our DailyDefence Junior probiotic is safe and beneficial for kids, from 6 months +.
However, kid's probiotics are not recommended for babies under 6 months of age, unless otherwise advised by a healthcare professional.
I started using these probiotics to help decrease the severity of my 5 years old ear infections. And they have done an amazing job! Before using these probiotics we were always at the doctors having to get antibiotics for severe ear infections. We were up many nights with a child screaming in pain from her ear infections. She has been taking these probiotics for about 6 months now. Since starting we haven’t needed to get any antibiotics. We have had no sleepless nights from painful ears.
If she does get a sore ear it is control with Panadol and clears up within a day.
I am so grateful for this product!
It's great but I think it's overpriced!
This product was recommended to us by another parent to help clear up our 1 year olds continuous snotty nose - and it didn't disappoint! We have been giving it to her daily for just under two weeks now and her congestion has cleared right up. Initially it was a little hard to get her to swallow the powder, but she loves the taste and it's now super easy to give her a daily dose. Would absolutely recommend this product.
Fantastic product to keep little ones healthier, especially over the autumn and winter time
I have found this product helpful. I found popping it onto a spoon easier to give than using the enclosed plastic spoon. I think a toddler would have trouble keeping a whole dose in their mouth so would need to be given a bit at a time. Some kids might not like the texture.
Why choose blis?
Here at BLIS we've decided to get back to basics, think of this like a BLIS 101 class, focusing on our core and pioneering products - oral probiotics, or probiotics for the mouth and throat.
Keep reading if you'd like to learn more about what oral probiotics are, how they work, and most importantly how you can benefit from them.
Backed by science
BLIS Probiotics champions healthy mouths for all through their innovative, scientifically developed and researched probiotics for the mouth and throat.
BLIS Probiotics are leaders when it comes to applying the science of probiotics to the mouth and throat by adding the good bacteria in to crowd out and target the harmful bacteria.
Glad you asked! BLIS is an acronym for Bacteriocin-Like Inhibitory Substances - and the core of our science and advanced probiotics.
Probiotics are good bacteria that have been characterised for their beneficial properties. They work by rapidly reproducing and crowding out any bad bacteria. You might be familiar with probiotics aimed to maintain a good balance in the gut, but your gut is not the only place that has a microbiome worth keeping in balance.
Advanced probiotics are slightly different in that they also provide the benefit of producing bacteriocins (small proteins) that are inhibitory against other bacteria species. So, not only do they crowd out the bad bacteria, they inhibit them with bacteriocins.
However, not all probiotic strains can do this. BLIS K12™ and BLIS M18™ are both advanced probiotics strains that utilise Streptococcus salivarius, which means that they have this additional capability.
Streptococcus salivarius is a species of spherical, gram-positive, facultative anaerobic bacteria that is both catalase and oxidase negative. S. salivarius colonises (usually in chains) the mouth and upper respiratory tract of humans just a few hours after birth, making further exposure to the bacteria harmless in most circumstances.
Some strains of S. salivarius are marketed as a probiotic for oral health. Some strains of S. salivarius are found to produce BLIS (the above-mentioned bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances) which are peptides that display interspecies inhibition.
BLIS K12™ and BLIS M18™ are both specific strains of Streptococcus salivarius and the core of our oral probiotics.
As noted, most probiotics are targeted towards the gut and digestive tract.
Oral probiotics, however, are those that support the mouth and throat, protecting the oral cavity (a fancy way of saying mouth, teeth, gums and throat).
BLIS K12™ probiotics populate the mouth and throat with good bacteria, crowding out the bad. In science terms – this is known as ‘bacterial interference’.
By creating a forcefield, oral probiotics can support mouth and throat health. BLIS K12™ is also used in our FreshBreath kits which restore the balance of good bacteria to the oral cavity and can aid bad breath and halitosis.
BLIS M18™ works in a similar way but it is targeted specifically at the bad bacteria that can cause teeth and gum issues.