CureZone   Log On   Join
The GUM dental probiotic lozenge
 
wgb Views: 4,211
Published: 11 years ago
 

The GUM dental probiotic lozenge


In reference to the topic at the end of a long thread from yesterday, where people were discussing the GUM Periobalance dental probiotic supplement:


1. You can buy it from a retail establishment if you want, you don't have to call the manufacturer.

-- In the US, one place that has it is Drugstore.com. For new customers, any order of $25 ships free at drugstore.com.
http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=212087&catid=132230&crpg=2&tab...

Note that the product does not have good reviews on Drugstore.com, about 2.5 out of 5 stars with 13 people reviewing it. However, those people were using it to treat their plaque, not their flaky lips.

-- In the UK, it's 12.75 pounds plus VAT on this website:
http://www.dentalshop.co.uk/acatalog/Gum_Perio_Balance_Mints.html

--It is also available in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway. source: http://www.biogaia.com/News/News/400/Launch-of-GUM-PerioBalance-in-the-UK.aspx


2. Warning: It doesn't seem to work

This product was tested by the official European Food Safety Authority and they note that the company didn't provide them proof of what was in the lozenge and that the lozenge didn't seem to work on the experimental group they tested:

"The Panel concludes that a cause and effect relationship has not been established between
consumption of Gum Periobalance™ tablets and chewing gum and “rebalancing the oral
microflora or improving oral health” in the general population."

See the whole article at: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/scdocs/doc/nda_op_ej1178_art13_5__0240-IT_gum_pe...

This is probably why dentists don't carry it (if they don't), which was reported in the long thread of yesterday.


3. Detailed information from the manufacturer:
http://www.jbutler.com/dentalprofessionals.aspx


4. If you want to try using probiotics directly in your mouth, I would go with the original suggestion of swishing around the probiotic liquid that comes in a big bottle. It's much cheaper (I have found the blueberry flavor on sale for $6.50) and it probably is more effective than this lozenge.


5. Or, you could try a chewable probiotic which is meant to be ground up by the teeth and activated by the saliva before it's swallowed. Some examples:

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=187227&catid=9807

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=41634&catid=16987

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=17528&catid=9802


 

 
Printer-friendly version of this page Email this message to a friend
Alert Moderators
Report Spam or bad message  Alert Moderators on This GOOD Message

This Forum message belongs to a larger discussion thread. See the complete thread below. You can reply to this message!


 

Donate to CureZone


CureZone Newsletter is distributed in partnership with https://www.netatlantic.com


Contact Us - Advertise - Stats

Copyright 1999 - 2021  www.curezone.org

0.515 sec, (2)