CoQ10 to Fight Gum Disease
Every time you head to the internet you read an article about a brand-new product containing some mystery ingredients that are supposed to be good for your gum health. Often, you don’t even know what the product is supposed to do for your gums and the list of ingredients doesn’t seem natural. But, there is a natural nutrient you should be looking for when it comes to your gum health – that’s CoQ10.
What is CoQ10?
Coenzyme Q10, known commonly as CoQ10, is an essential molecule found in nearly every cell, tissue, and organ in the body. It is often called “vitamin-like” because while it is produced in your cells, it can also be acquired in small amounts from your diet and like vitamins, you may need to supplement.
What Does CoQ10 Do for the Body?
CoQ10 is an enzyme, meaning that it partners with other enzymes in your body to produce particular reactions. CoQ10 please at least two vital roles in cellular and bodily health: 1) energy production and 2) antioxidant protection.
Humans, like machines, need a consistent supply of energy to keep running smoothly. Your cells convert the nutrients they receive from food into energy. What does CoQ10 do? CoQ10 provides the spark that ignites that reaction to change food into energy.
At the same time that your body is creating energy, it is also creating free radicals. Free radicals can damage the strength of your cells. Over time, free-radical stress can give rise to a variety of diseases. CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant. CoQ10 acts as an armor for your cells against free radicals. Additionally, it can regenerate other antioxidants.
How Can CoQ10 Help Combat Gum Disease?
The main cause of gum disease is the accumulation of plaque which then infects the gum. Studies have shown that patients who have gum disease show signs of impaired immune function and antioxidant deficiencies. When it comes to your gums, antioxidants act as an immune booster to fight the bacteria. And, they guard gum tissue from free radical damage caused by bacteria. Studies show that the use of CoQ10 can increase the immune activity level in your gums, helping you to fight gum disease.
Why is MicroActive® CoQ10 Better for Gum Health?
CoQ10 is a fat-soluble ingredient meaning that it is not soluble in water. With the saliva in your mouth containing 99% water, you can see how that would be an issue if you want to use CoQ10 to treat gum disease. Then you add more water while brushing your teeth. How can you get the CoQ10 to your gums if it’s not water-soluble? You need oral care products containing MicroActive® CoQ10. MicroActive® CoQ10 is produced by a patented process that adds a “carrier” to the CoQ10 so that it becomes water-soluble. This same process also breaks the CoQ10 into separate molecules, making them easy for your cells to absorb. Studies of patients using MicroActive® CoQ10 to combat gum disease showed significant improvement.
Perfect Smile Oral Care products contain MicroActive® CoQ10. Use these products, along with proper brushing technique, daily flossing and regular visits to your dentist to fight gum disease.