Oral Care Complex, from Viridian Nutrition, is specifically formulated to support the underlying health of the mouth and gums. It is a combination of Pycnogenol, Co-enzyme Q10 and Ester-C in a base of green tea. Pycnogenol supports the healing process as well as being a powerful antioxidant.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a compound found naturally in the energy-producing centre of the cell known as the mitochondria. CoQ10 is involved in the making of an important molecule known as ATP. ATP serves as the cell`s major energy source and drives a number of biological processes including muscle contraction and the production of protein. CoQ10 also works as an antioxidant.
The healthful properties of green tea are largely attributed to polyphenols, chemicals with potent antioxidant properties. In fact, the antioxidant effects of polyphenols appear to be greater than vitamin C. It makes sense for people who have a low or inconsistent vitamin C intake (for example, people who eat little fruit and veg) to supplement with vitamin C and/or green tea in order to support gingival health.