Toothpaste, for the love of a healthy (?) smile 😀
Did you know that your mouth is one of the most absorbent places in your body? It’s like a sponge in our skulls where we absorb many of the nutrients we need to sustain life. So what is it that you and your loved ones are absorbing every time you all brush your teeth? In the following article I briefly highlight the potential side effects of 2 toxic ingredients found in commercial toothpastes and then give you the smarter alternatives 🙂
Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal agent found in cosmetics, toothpaste and soaps. It’s only recently banned in USA and studies suggest it’s an endocrine system disrupter. Female rats experienced miscarraiges while male rats experienced reduced sperm count and lowered testosterone levels.
If you’re absorbing any Endocrine-disrupting chemicals they can cause the following: Cancer (breast, ovarian, prostate, and testicular), early puberty in girls, undescended testicles in boys and preterm and low birth weight babies.
This chemical has also been widely linked to cancer. Its been said to possibly promote the growth of breast cancer cells.
Here is a list of some products containing triclosan.
Its also been found in water in, South Africa.
Flouride is in a great deal of things, mainly, our water. It’s even in the water you buy off the shelves! Western Europe doesn’t allow the fluoridation of its water supply as well as China and Japan and there is a rise in countries now banning the use of it.
- Lower IQ in children
- Cardiovascular disease
- Genetic damage and cell death
- Damaged sperm and increased infertility
- Thyroid disease
- Muscle disorders
- Bone cancer (osteosarcoma)
- Disrupts synthesis of collagen
- Inactivates 62 enzymes and inhibits more than 100
- Hyperactivity and/ or lethargy
- Inhibited formation of antibodies
- Bone fractures
- Kidney disease
- Lowered thryoid function
- Disrupted immune system
- Increased tumour and cancer rate
- Increased lead absorption
With all this being said, there are some OTHER ingredients in toothpaste which are just as harmful and detrimental to your body. For those of you who would like to make the transition, here are some excellent alternatives to experiment with! Simply click on the IMAGE to see full product info…