As you read in part one, diet plays an important role in our teeth health. In part two, I am sharing all about the supplements that are great for our teeth & overall health.
A QUICK GUIDE TO SUPPLEMENTS
Cod liver oil
Now you will often hear about fermented cod liver oil and how it is SO much better than regular cod liver oil, but I’m just not sold on this. It seems that there is only 1 company that makes the product and has everyone buying it. So while it may be that much better, I have used both the fermented cod liver oil from Green Pastures as well as just regular cod liver oil (my favorite is Nordic Naturals) and have reaped the benefits from that just as much.
Now you may wonder, why you need to take this supplement. Well, if you’re interested in studies, there are dozens that prove its benefits, but I’ll sum it up for you:
- -reduces the risk of osteoarthritis
- -maintains bone health & helps prevent fractures
- -lowers high blood pressure
- -helps heal wounds
- -lowers risk of autoimmune disease
Cod liver oil has a high amount of Omega 3 fatty acids which are known to be anti-inflammatory. And in our modern diets, we are really lacking the healthy ratio of 2:1 Omega 6: Omega 3, which cod liver oil provides just that.
It also is a great source of Vitamin A & Vitamin D. Vitamin A is known to help with preventing free radical damage which in turn means that it reduces inflammation in our bodies. Vitamin D is known to play a big part in healthy bone metabolism. So with a Cod Liver Oil supplement and healthy exposure to the sun, you should not need to supplement with extra Vitamin D, unless you are highly deficient.
Note: Cod liver oil can add up and become expensive, in this case, you could cycle it with a Vitamin D/K2 supplement. There are some that combine both vitamins or others in separate form.
More than 80% of American’s are magnesium deficient. A lot of that has to do with the way our soil has been stripped of the vital minerals. Before the light bulb was invented, people burned a lot of wood and deposited the ash onto their gardens, now that is a thing of the past – and thus all of the minerals in the soil are running dry. Also, a lot of our deficiencies tend to be because of other lifestyle and diet choices as well.
We all know that calcium is what we want to have healthy bones and teeth, but without magnesium, it is hard for the calcium to be absorbed. It’s like they complement one another.
A good for supplementation is CALM magnesium + calcium.
But I do have to mention that the most bioavailable form of magnesium to us, is topical – so a simple magnesium oil or lotion can be very beneficial too. And it can be very helpful for sleep!
Note on taking magnesium internally – your digestive tract needs to get used to it, so start small and build your way up.
Homeopathic cell salts Calc. Phos. 6X – this is a cell salt that is “concerned with the formation of bone and teeth and is an important remedy for children” & Calc. Fluor. 6X is another cell salt that is “found in the surface of bones and in the enamel of teeth”.
These two cell salts have been known to help strengthen teeth and bones.
You could also include a combination cell salt into your regimen, as this is good for supporting overall health as well.
Vitamin C is known to prevent inflammation as well as have tons of antioxidants. It is great for our teeth and especially gum health.
If you do not eat fermented foods, it is beneficial to include a probiotic into your regimen. Not only will it benefit the health of your teeth, it can be beneficial for your overall health as well.
While there are many other supplements that would deem to be beneficial in one way or another, these seem to be the ones that have the most benefit. When used together with a healthy diet, as outlined in my previous post here, along with good dental hygiene, your teeth health improves quickly and tremendously.
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