|CoEnzyme Q-10 for healthy teeth and gums!|
Keeping your smile healthy may depend on antioxidants!
A new study on periodontal disease shows the
importance of using the energy supplement CoEnzyme Q-10 on a daily basis.
Researchers have found that coenzyme Q10 when
applied topically to teeth for 28 days can reduce plaque induced gingivitis.
The authors conclude "Promising results were obtained after the application
of coenzyme Q10 as well as when it was used as an adjunct to scaling
and root planing for treatment
of plaque induced gingivitis".
disease is an inflammatory disease process resulting from the interaction of a
bacterial attack and host inflammatory response. Arrays of molecules are
considered to mediate the inflammatory response at one time or another, among
these are free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS).
pathogens can induce ROS overproduction and thus may cause collagen and
periodontal cell breakdown. When ROS are scavenged by antioxidants, there can
be a reduction of collagen degradation.
(a highly absorbable form of coenzyme Q-10) serves as an endogenous antioxidant
which increases the concentration of Coenzyme Q-10 in the diseased gingiva
and effectively suppresses advanced periodontal inflammation.
The pharmacology of coenzyme Q-10 indicates that it may be an agent for
treatment of periodontitis. On the basis of on new concepts of synergism with
nutritional supplements and host response, coenzyme Q-10 may possibly be
effective as a topical and/or systemic role or adjunctive treatment for
periodontitis either as a stand-alone biological or in combination with other
synergistic antioxidants (i.e., vitamins C and E).
Read about the study here.
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