Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the effect of honey propolis candy consumption on myeloperoxidase activity in unstimulated saliva. Methods: Myeloperoxidase activity was analyzed in saliva using the absorbance value measured with a microplate reader at a wavelength of 450 nm. Measurements were carried out by observing the color change from the oxidation reaction of 3,3-diaminobenzidine and guaiacol. Results: The honey propolis candy and honey candy groups showed an increase in myeloperoxidase activity after treatment, although the change did not reach the level of statistical significance. The mean change in myeloperoxidase activity was not significantly different between the three groups. Conclusions: Honey propolis candy does not have a strong effect on myeloperoxidase activity.
- Myeloperoxidase activity