Symrise introduces oral care probiotic

The probiotic results from proprietary research focusing on biofilms grown in the Symrise ex vivo oral biofilm model

Symrise has introduced SymReboot OC, a probiotic designed to improve oral care. The company says the ingredient has proven efficacy in strengthening gums and promoting a healthy oral microbiome. It’s produced with the company’s True Biotic technology, which it also uses for its skin and scalp care ingredient.

Market research carried out by the company indicates 69% of consumers like the idea of using toothpaste with probiotics, 63% expect from toothpastes to soothe sensitive gums and 36% expect it to maintain their overall dental health.

SymReboot OC reportedly meets these aims by strengthening the oral mucosa barrier and soothing the oral cavity, as well as promoting the maintenance of healthy gums and preventing gum issues. It also protects from harmful bacteria, the company says.

The probiotic results from proprietary research focusing on biofilms grown in the Symrise ex vivo oral biofilm model. It consists of the mildly heat-treated Lactobacillus plantarum HEAL19 with an intact bacterial structure, a specific strain of bacteria isolated and owned by Swedish company Probi, another supplier of probiotic ingredients.

Owing to their intact bacterial structure, the heat-treated probiotics are behaving like probiotics, while no longer viable. They offer multiple benefits for the oral cavity, the company claims, including sustaining its instinctive defences for a strengthened barrier and supporting a healthy balance of the microbiome. The product works without preservatives and comes in a powder form designed for ease of formulation into final products.

“SymReboot OC clearly endorses the Symrise expertise and the company’s close ongoing partnership with Probi. In developing SymReboot L19, this collaboration aimed at opening up innovative horizons for cosmetics manufacturers for probiotic skin care products. Now, SymReboot OC is moving things forward by bringing this unique knowledge and approach to the oral care market”, said Léa Schmidt, Global Product Manager Actives at Symrise.

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