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Can Curcumin Suppress Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)?

Can Curcumin Suppress Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease)?

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CURCUMIN SUPPRESSES GUM DISEASE BACTERIA (PERIODONTAL)

The antibacterial power of curcumin has been seen in various studies throughout the years. As more and more studies test curcumin's ability against bacteria, we find more and more reasons to take curcumin daily.

Which bacteria is suppressed by curcumin

Recently In Japan, in the Department of Preventive Dentistry, at Osaka University at Japan's premier Graduate School of Dentistry,y we found the following curcumin study. The Japanese wanted to know if curcumin and its antibacterial potential could deal with various Periodontopathic Bacteria that lead to gum disease, particularly Porphyromonas gingivalis. Yes, they wanted to know if curcumin suppresses gum disease bacteria.

Where are the bacteria that are suppressed by curcumin found?

Porphyromonas gingivalis is found in cavities and implicated in many forms of gum disease and desieases in the upper gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract, and the colon. This investigation, however, was explicitly aimed to see if Porphyromonas gingivalis could be dealt with regarding gum disease and see if curcumin suppresses gum disease bacteria.

Can the curcumin-suppressed bacteria be fought with regular antibiotics?

Porphyromonas gingivalis is a problematic bacteria to deal with. Other studies show that it can invade human gingival fibroblasts and survive treatment with either metronidazole or amoxicillin alone or a combination of metronidazole and amoxicillin. This makes it a bacteria that is very difficult to eradicate with antibiotics [1].

MetaCurcumin and Gum Disease
MetaCurcumin and Gum Disease

In the Japanese study, various bacterias dealing with gum disease were cultured and treated with considerable curcumin. The results were analyzed among the bacteria that cause gum disease, and the following positive outcomes were provided.

What were the findings of the curcumin suppressing gum disease bacteria study?

Curcumin inhibited the growth of Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, Fusobacterium nucleatum, and Treponema denticola in a dose-dependent manner. The Bacterial growth was suppressed almost entirely at low concentrations of curcumin.

Conclusions of the Curcumin suppressing gum disease bacteria:

Finally, the Japanese study concluded that curcumin possesses antibacterial activity against periodontopathic bacteria and may be a potent agent for preventing periodontal diseases.

Could you apply curcumin directly to your gums?

Yes, most curcumin available is in powder form; however, here at RevGenetics, we have the MetaCurcumin pump, which provides a thick liquid that you could use in hot drinks or directly into your mouth*. Because it is a natural dietary supplement, you can purchase it without a doctor's approval. Now, because it is a dietary supplement, the FDA states that we cannot provide any medical claims even though it is the most potent form of curcumin in the world as it uses nano-curcumin in micelle particles that beat all other curcumin products we have seen.

You can get MetaCurcumin here: 

MetaCurcumin 277x Capsules

Reference:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22949096

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