Red Wine Extract For Oral Health
- Mar 09, 2018 -

10 weeks of 2018


After years of research and publicity, the health benefits of resveratrol in red wine have been accepted. Despite the academic fraud of a well-known researcher, the antioxidant and health benefits of resveratrol are still based on scientific support.

However, the latest research in the Journal of agriculture and food chemistry, published by Spanish researchers, shows that polyphenols in red wine are beneficial to oral health, but not resveratrol.

Previous studies have pointed out that drinking wine is beneficial to heart and colon health, which may be related to various polyphenols rich in red wine. Traditionally, some of the health benefits of polyphenols are attributed to the antioxidant nature of these compounds, that is, they protect the body from free radicals. Recent studies have shown that polyphenols can promote health through interactions with bacteria in the gut. In fact, plants and fruits confirm that polyphenols are produced to protect against harmful bacteria and other pathogens.

In this study, researchers from Spain examined how grape wine and grape polyphenols protect teeth and gums. The researchers tested two kinds of red wine polyphenols and analyzed the effects of commercially available grape seeds and red wine extracts on bacteria adhesion to the teeth and gums and causing dental plaque, tooth decay, and periodontitis. In the cell model study of gingival tissue, the researchers found that the caffeic acid separated from the red wine and the p- coumaric acid acid acid acid decreased the adhesion of bacteria to the total wine extract. And when combined with oral Streptococcus dentisani, it can better eliminate oral pathogenic bacteria.

It is believed that the metabolites produced by polyphenols during oral digestion may be the cause of oral health benefits. Based on the study of the in vitro model of bacterial adherence, red wine may be a natural and effective method for oral health.

This study is only a preliminary study of the cell model, and more studies, such as the mixed biofilm model, are needed to determine the oral bacteriostasis effect of red wine polyphenols. Once the molecular mechanism is elucidated, a cariogenic study of periodontitis will be conducted to assess its potential as a means of preventing dental caries and periodontal health problems.

Previous studies on polyphenols in red wine were mainly about the overall research of red wine polyphenols or resveratrol, and few other functional components in red wine were studied. In addition, the related research also pays more attention to the health benefits of red wine polyphenols, such as cardiovascular health, anti change old, and less attention to related oral care research. However, in our country, the oral care products containing grape seed extract / resveratrol have already been introduced, such as the natural formula toothpaste containing resveratrol and gargle with resveratrol.

March 9, 2018