Published on August 31st, 2019 | by Nayda Rondon0
Dynamic Duo: Black Seed Oil and Zinc
by Nayda Rondon
Working in perfect partnership, zinc and black seed oil do a powerful job of protecting the mouth from the growth of harmful bacteria that cause bad breath, gum disease, plaque and tartar. Zinc is recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and proven effective at preventing the growth of bacteria. It halts the damage before it can begin, and in doing so, it promotes a healthy balance for the mouth. However, zinc can’t do this job on its own because it can’t stick to teeth and gums. When we spit out our toothpaste, we also spit out the zinc. Black seed oil helps zinc stay in the mouth longer, allowing its protective cloak to stay securely in place.
Black seed oil is extracted from Nigella sativa, a herbaceous annually flowering plant spread over the region of the Mediterranean sea, middle Europe and much of western Asia. The plant’s oil extract has been extolled for centuries as a natural remedy to treat and manage a myriad of diseases, including numerous oral health conditions. Black seed oil is said to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, fight infections and help alleviate toothaches.
When used in toothpastes, regular use of black seed oil has been shown to whiten teeth, zap stubborn stains, strengthen gums and protect tooth enamel from foreign disease-causing microbe invaders, as well as remove plaque formation, which can lead to tooth decay and loss.
Not all toothpastes are created equal. SprinJene toothpaste’s formulation is a patented mix of extracts of black seed oil, zinc oxide and zinc. This unique composition reduces the growth of microbial populations by 99.99 percent in Zone of Inhibition tests.
“We are so proud of what we’ve accomplished. It’s a real breakthrough in oral care, and very effective,” says Dr. Sayed Ibrahim, founder and CEO of SprinJene. “A natural antibacterial and antioxidant, Nigella sativa extracts or oils, when added to dentifrice compositions, enhance the ability of the dentifrice composition to lubricate the mouth tissues and/or treat dry mouth.”
He notes, “Antibacterial agents in toothpaste are not uncommon. Many oral care products use synthetic antibacterial agents. We at SprinJene wish to use another approach. Some types of bacteria in your mouth are very helpful to you. At SprinJene, we don’t want to kill the good with the bad; we want to promote a healthy microflora balance for your mouth.”
SprinJene toothpastes are certified vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, kosher and halal.