ANTIOXIDANT-INFUSED SUGAR-FREE GUM
Protecting The Body From Free Radicals One Chew At A Time
The connection between oral health and overall health and well-being is undeniable. Additionally, the benefits of antioxidants are well established. Touted for combating free radicals, strengthening the immune system, and decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, antioxidants are a viable option to bolster the overall health of the population; however, many people do not have access to the best sources, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Given that in the U.S. nearly 1/3 of all adults have untreated tooth decay and cardiovascular disease tops the charts as the leading cause of death, there is an urgent need to find an easy way to deliver antioxidants to the masses.
Researchers at The University of Alabama have developed a sugar-free chewing gum infused with antioxidants. This novel invention delivers bioactive compounds to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing oral oxidation stress and improving oral health. Since chewing gum is normal behavior for many people, individuals can reap the benefits of a healthier lifestyle without needing to change their current routine.
- Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
- Improves oral health
- Decreases free radicals in the body
- Convenient and easy to integrate into current lifestyle
- More cost-effective than other antioxidant sources
- More widespread access than other antioxidant sources
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