Beta-cryptoxanthin might protect against periodontal disease. - GreenMedInfo Summary
The protective effects ofβ-cryptoxanthin on inflammatory bone resorption in a mouse experimental model of periodontitis.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2013 ;77(4):860-2. PMID: 23615426
We examined the effects ofβ-cryptoxanthin, a typical carotenoid, on inflammatory periodontitis. β-Cryptoxanthin suppressed lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced osteoclast formation in co-cultures of bone marrow cells and osteoblasts. In a mouse model of periodontitis, it suppressed bone resorption in the mandibular alveolar bone in vitro and restored alveolar bone loss induced by LPS in vivo. β-Cryptoxanthin might protect against periodontal disease.