Active ingredients of meridol® HALITOSIS formula

The meridol® HALITOSIS formula has 3 modes of action:

  • The combination of AmF/SnF2 is well known to have significant antibacterial activity against cariogenic and periodontal pathogens. Specifically, this combination reduces the metabolism of anaerobic gram-negative bacteria responsible for oral malodour.
  • Bacteria produce VSC. However, metal ions such as Zn2+ and Sn2+, which have an affinity for sulphur, form insoluble metal sulphides, thereby, effectively neutralising VSC and inactivating thiolcontaining enzymes.
  • Oral malodour counteractives prevent the formation of VSC by reducing the enzyme-mediated conversion of amino acids to VSC.