Persica gum may boost periodontal health
LONDON A new study has found that chewing gum with Persica extracts may fight bacteria and improve periodontal health.
Although Persica extracts have been examined for their oral health benefits, the clinical effects of gum containing the extract had not been investigated, authors of a study published in the international journal Complementary Therapy in Clinical Practice said.
Examining 72 cases of plaque-induced moderate gingivitis, subjects either were given gum with Persica extracts or a placebo gum to chew for two weeks. Although seven patients from the Persica group and five from the placebo group were excluded due to complaints of irritation, the effects of extract chewing gum was statistically significant in reduction of gingival and bleeding indexes but not for the plaque index in Persica groups, compared with the placebo groups in the days of 7 and 14 after the beginning of trial. Persica extract chewing gum had a considerable effect on GI, and BI.
The authors concluded that the use of Salvadora persica extract chewing gum may promote periodontal health, stating that “the use of Persica containing chewing gum in comparison to placebo gum has a strong effect on gingival inflammation and gingival bleeding.”
Frontier Beverage expands Unwind lineup
MEMPHIS The maker of an anti-energy drink has added three new flavors to its lineup.
Frontier Beverage’s Unwind, a relaxation beverage, now is available in goji grape, pom berry and citrus orange varieties. Unwind contains melatonin, valerian root, rose hips and passion flower, which provide Unwind with its calming properties, the company said. Each 12 oz. can of Unwind contains 40 calories and 10 grams of sugar.
“Distributors and retailers have been expressing the need for a more diverse line-up of relaxation products with fewer calories and less sugar,” said Terry Harris, Frontier Beverage CEO. “We have answered that call by introducing an expanded Unwind product line that caters to the tastes and needs of a wider audience to provide the ultimate in relaxation aids.”
Bear Naked adds new granola cookies to product lineup
LA JOLLA, Calif. Bear Naked has launched 100% pure and natural soft-baked granola cookies.
Baked with whole grains and simple ingredients, Bear Naked’s granola cookies are available at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $3.19 for an 8-count box and are available in double chocolate and fruit and nut varieties.
“Our new cookies are delicious enough to satisfy your craving for an oven baked snack, but are made with all-natural ingredients so you can feel good about what you’re eating,” says Ryan Therriault, senior manager, brand marketing and innovation. “At Bear Naked, our philosophy is rooted in giving your body the natural energy it needs by blending a short list of pure ingredients to create a snack that’s high in taste and quality.”