Clinical Trial Shows POMELLA® Pomegranate Extract May Benefit Oral Health

A randomized, placebo-controlled clinical study published online in the peer-reviewed journal Phytotherapy Research showed that mouth rinsing with POMELLA® Extract may affect markers of oral and dental health.(1)

The 4-week study on 32 healthy volunteers, performed at The Ohio State University, showed that a mouthwash containing 33 mg of POMELLA used thrice daily significantly benefited measures related to saliva bacterial growth, cell injury, and antioxidant status. A placebo rinse did not significantly affect any of these markers.

“The study indicates that the antibacterial, antioxidant, and cell-protective effects of POMELLA® Extract shown in previous clinical research may have significant potential for natural oral care applications,” said Blake Ebersole, Technical Director of Verdure Sciences.

About POMELLA® Extract
POMELLA® Extract, is a high-ORAC, 100% natural, clinically researched pomegranate extract standardized to a patent-pending fingerprint of several marker compounds, including 30% punicalagins. Manufactured under cGMP, ISO-9000:2001, HACCP standards, POMELLA® Extract is Kosher-certified and GMO-free, and now available in USDA Certified Organic forms. More information is available at www.pomextract.com.

About Verdure Sciences™:
Verdure Sciences offers innovative bionutritionals through the integration of agricultural networks, manufacturing control, and university-based, cutting-edge research. With an expanding pipeline of proprietary, standardized botanical ingredients supported by pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and clinical research profiles, we work toward our unified vision to offer access to safe, effective health solutions to populations worldwide.

References:
1. Disilvestro RA et al, Phytother Res. 2009 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]

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