Olgani Probiom, South Africa’s first toothpaste and tooth powder formulated with probiotics, has been launched in South Africa. 

The all-natural toothpaste and tooth powder contain live probiotics, prebiotics and a carefully selected range of active, edible ingredients and are the latest innovation from Olgani Naturals, manufacturers of natural, premium oral care.

Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria with well-known health benefits for the immune system and digestion. Research over the past decade has demonstrated their oral health benefits – helping prevent cavities, gum disease, fungal infections and bad breath (aka halitosis). People with healthy teeth and gums have been shown to have a robust, balanced oral microbiota. 

Prebiotics are insoluble fibres that feed probiotics. Olgani Probiom contains Olgani’s signature Prebio+ careblend of prebiotics to help maintain and nourish a healthy microbial balance. 

The mouth is the beginning of the digestive tract and is home to more than 700 bacteria, viruses and fungi; it is the body’s second most abundant microbiome, after the gut. When in balance, this ecosystem works in harmony. An imbalance can cause oral disease, including cavities and gum disease, and also spread to other parts of the body, contributing to chronic disease. 

Olga Niemkiewicz, founder and managing director of Olgani said the new Probiom range was developed after months of research and testing. “It is well-documented that your microbiota influences the entire body’s functioning. Microorganisms in your mouth are directly connected to your gut. It makes sense to try to balance and support oral microbiota in support of complete wellness. 

“We selected the ingredients in Probiom to fortify and nourish the microbiota in the mouth. Prebiotics and probiotics help to increase the number of friendly bacteria. Herbal extracts and mineral clays support healthy gum tissue and provide vital minerals to support the remineralisation of enamel and to protect dentine.” 

The nourishing ingredients in Olgani Probiom include detoxifying bentonite; nutrient-rich chlorella;  French green clay;  green tea; antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory lemongrass and refreshing peppermint. It does not contain fluoride, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) or other foaming agents, glycerine, sorbitol or sweeteners, titanium dioxide or any artificial preservatives, taste enhancers or additives. 

Olgani Probiom is vegan and cruelty-free. The tooth powder comes in zero-waste packaging – abiodegradable box, glass jar and aluminium lid – and, because its production requires less water and electricity, is an extremely environmentally-friendly oral care option. 

Wellness doctor and integrative health practitioner, Dr James Liddell said that the probiotics in Olgani Probiom will help repopulate the mouth with healthy bacteria which can reduce bad breath, cavities and periodontal disease. He likes the fact that Probiom is free from controversial ingredients like sodium lauryl sulphate, fluoride and triclosan. “Olgani Probiom has a wide range of oral health benefits and leaves the mouth feeling fresh and clean. I love the lemongrass and peppermint flavour.”

Dentist Dr Marieke Fraenkel described Olgani Probiom as ground-breaking and said she enjoyed the fresh taste.”I finally have an answer to promote a healthy oral microbiome to my patients, diminishes sensitivity, an answer to halitosis and assistance to the gut biome to support holistic health without polluting your body or the planet.”

Olgani Probiom is available from selected Dis-Chem, Wellness Warehouse, selected pharmacies and health stores. The recommended retail price for Olgani Probiom toothpaste is R139,95 and for the Olgani Probiom tooth powder R179,95.

For more information visit www.olgani.co.za or email info@olgani.co.za.

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