Vitamin E (tocopherol) is considered one of the key extracellular antioxidants1,2
Reduction of vitamin E was observed
in patients with periodontal diseases compared to healthy individuals.
Vitamin E has been used due to its antioxidant activities and additional gum health benefits.
What does it do to your teeth?1,2,3
A major function of vitamin E is preventing the spread of peroxidation through lipids.
Vitamin E is maintaining periodontal health and controlling inflammation.
Benefits on Periodontal Health
Vitamin E has several gum health benefits such as anti-oxidant effect and blood circulation. Vitamin E helps impaired gingival wound healing.
- The Role of Nutrition in Periodontal Health: An Update (Nutrients 2016, 8, 530; doi:10.3390/nu8090530)
- Gingival absorption of a-tocopherol acetate and 18b-glycyrrhetinic acid : in vitro evaluation in reconstructed gingival tissue (Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health 2016 June Vol. 40 No. 2:79-84)
- The Effect of Vitamin E on the Healing of Gingival Wounds in Rats, ( Journal of Periodontology, May 1983, Vol. 54, No. 5, Pages 305-308)