Zea Mays-tx™ provides the natural products Zea Mays and a unique synergistic blend of proprietary antioxidants that have been clinically validated to strengthen the gums and reduce gingival (gum) inflammation and plaque formation. Researchers now believe that gum disease has a clear association with many other inflammatory disorders from heart disease to cancer. This theory was supported by a recent study involving 5000 participants, which showed that oral inflammatory markers entering the bloodstream encouraged systemic inflammation. Zea Mays-tx™provides the natural products Zea Mays and a unique synergistic blend of proprietary antioxidants that have been clinically validated to strengthen the gums and reduce gingival (gum) inflammation and plaque formation. It also assists in the long-term improvement of bone tissues in jaws by providing the major building material for growth, repair, and maintenance for great oral health.
Zea Mays-tx™is the botanical name for corn silk, which has and is currently being investigated for its many health benefits including FDA sanctioned trials for its anti-collagenolytic activity to improve gum health. The theory is that Zea mays acts like low dose tetracyclines antibiotics to prevent the breakdown of gum connective tissue by proteolytic enzymes called MMPs. Besides aiding gum integrity, Zea mays has also been shown to be a natural diuretic, an effective aid in prostate, urinary and blood pressure health.
Periodontal disease commonly known as gum disease, is a chronic infection of the gums caused by bacteria. If left unchecked, periodontal diseases can lead to significant oral pain and even tooth loss. Scientists have identified a number of natural supplements that can help boost the health of your gums and improve periodontal diseases. Researchers now believe that gum disease has a clear association with many other inflammatory disorders from heart disease to cancer.
Gingivitis and Heart Disease: There is a high correlation between gum disease and heart disease. A 2004 study found that 91 percent of patients with cardiovascular disease also suffered from moderate to severe periodontal disease. While people with gum disease have a 25 percent greater risk of heart disease than those with healthy gums, researchers have only recently begun to uncover possible causes for this link. Researchers now believe that gum disease, which is inflammatory, causes the release of pro-inflammatory chemicals into the bloodstream, which triggers a systemic inflammatory response. Atherosclerosis is also an inflammatory disease, and many of the same factors that increase risk for heart disease also increase risk for gum disease, including C-reactive protein (CRP), fibrinogen, and cholesterol. This theory was supported by a recent study involving 5000 participants, which showed that oral inflammatory markers entering the bloodstream encouraged systemic inflammation. The following proprietary blend contains antioxidant vitamins and herbs individually studied to improve gum health and aid periodontal disease:
Vitamin C : One of the first known effects of diet on health was discovered when British sailors, stuck on ships for months without fruit, developed significant periodontal disease. Since then, vitamin C deficiency, known as scurvy, has largely been eradicated. However, taking extra vitamin C may help periodontal disease, the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) claims. Vitamin C has a number of roles in promoting gum health. It is an important factor in the production of connective tissue known as collagen, which is found in especially high concentrations within gum tissue. Also, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. The UMMC reports that vitamin C's antioxidant power may shield periodontal disease-damaged gums from additional damage.
Vitamin D : One billion people worldwide may be deficient in the crucial vitamin D, according to an April 2006 article from Medical News Today. Although vitamin D can be obtained from the sun, many people don't get the sunlight they need for adequate vitamin D production. While vitamin D had largely been viewed as a vitamin only involved in bone, in the 1990s researchers realized that vitamin D's role extended from head to toe. In fact, vitamin D is especially important for reducing chronic inflammation, an important aspect of periodontal disease, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) reports. In fact, periodontal disease is often referred to as periodontitis, which literally means "inflammation of the gums." By reducing the production of cytokines, the cells that cause inflammation, vitamin D supplements can combat periodontal disease, the AAP adds.
Green Tea Polyhenols : Green tea has a centuries old history of use in Eastern medicine as a cure for disease. In the 21st century, modern day scientists are agreeing that green tea has a number of benefits for health, not the least of which improves oral health. Green tea is rich in a unique class of antioxidants known as catechins. Catechins, according to Medical News Today, help improve the connection of the tooth to the gum line and overall gum strength in people with existing periodontal disease. Like vitamin D, green tea switches off certain enzymes necessary for inflammation, allowing the body to effectively fight the raging infection within the gums.
Folic Acid : Studies have demonstrated that folic acid is very effective in preserving gum tissue and reducing the risk of gingivitis and periodontitis . Although the benefits of oral folic acid in protecting against heart disease and birth defects are well documented, new evidence suggests that using folic acid can also strengthen one's oral defenses. Studies have demonstrated folic acid's ability to improve gingivitis symptoms, reduce gum tissue's inflammatory response, and make gum tissue more resilient to irritants such as bacteria and plaque.
Turmeric :Turmeric contains curcumin, a key constituent known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Turmeric relieves pain and inflammation linked with gum disease by preventing the action of a gene that creates gum-irritating chemicals. This deprives bacteria of a site to grow, aiding in the relief of bad breath and periodontal disease. Scientists have identified a number of nutritional supplements that can help boost the health of your gums and help prevent gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. Researchers now believe that gum disease has a clear association with many inflammatory disorders from heart disease to cancer.
Zea Mays-tx™ provides the natural products of pure Zea Mays (corn silk) and a unique synergistic blend of proprietary antioxidants that have been clinically validated to strengthen the gums and reduce gingival (gum) inflammation and plaque formation. Zea Mays is a source of numerous phytochemicals currently under investigation for its many health benefits. It also assists in the long-term improvement of bone tissues in jaws by providing the major building material for growth, repair and maintenance for great oral health.