Did you just say that probiotics can prevent or reduce symptoms of the common cold (URTIs)?

By Protekt Probiotics|May 21, 2020|Education, Health, Science & Studies|0 comments

Did you just say that probiotics can prevent or reduce symptoms of the common cold (URTIs)?

We are not making that claim, the scientists and our customers are!

Call it what you may, influenza virus, rhinovirus, nasal inflammation, they are all upper respiratory tract infections.

Research study after research studies (links below) are raving about the positive effects that probiotics is having against these infections.

Simply put, probiotics improve a person’s health by regulating their immune function. This includes balancing the respiratory microbiota during an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI).

Some trials have shown that probiotic strains can even prevent respiratory infections. While combing through all the data, it is obvious that probiotics performed better than the placebo in the clinical studies. Probiotics also reduced the number of participants experiencing acute URTI. It also lessened the duration of the symptoms, the need to take antibiotics and a reduction in cold-related absences from school or work.

In the variety of trials referenced below, probiotics were either ingested into the gut or inhaled directly into the respiratory tract through the nose or mouth.

On the less academic approach and more practical use approach, read this customers story on this very subject of using an inhalable food grade, vegan, probiotic mist with the specific intention of seeing what would happen to her URTI.

Thanks for the kind words, Stephanie! We are SUPER happy to hear you’re feeling better after using our Kälōs Misting Wand. Isn’t it the best?!? The benefits to our probiotic formulas seems ENDLESS… thank you for sharing your story and hopefully it can extend some relieving help to someone else out there!

Probiotic Supplementation for Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Illness Symptoms in Healthy Physically Active Individuals

Intranasal administration of live Lactobacillus species facilitates protection against influenza virus infection

Probiotics for preventing acute upper respiratory tract infections

Nasal microbiota clusters associate with inflammatory response, viral load, and symptom severity in experimental rhinovirus challenge


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