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By January 31, 2023No Comments
Collagen reduces gum inflammation, bleeding
  • Hydrolyzed collagen peptides speed healing

Even after a professional dental cleaning to control plaque, inflammation can persist, with gums that bleed on probing. In this study, 39 people with chronic mild to moderate gum inflammation—known as gingivitis—who were receiving regular supportive care after dental cleanings, and who had at least 10 natural teeth, took a placebo or 5 grams of collagen peptide per day.

After three months, the collagen group had 3 percent bleeding sites on probing compared to 10.4 percent at the start of the study, a 71.2 percent decrease. Those in the placebo group had 9.4 percent bleeding sites on probing compared to 14.2 percent at the start of the study, a 33.8 percent decrease.

Discussing the findings, doctors said, “Collagen appears to disrupt bacteria that promote periodontal disease through systemic immune modulation, with a beneficial impact on plaque control and inflammation.”

Reference: Nutrients; October 2022, Vol. 14, No. 21, 4473

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