DID YOU KNOW that killing 99.9% of germs isn't necessarily a good thing?
Oral Bacteria converts nitrates into nitric oxide - mouthwash can destroy this bacteria, which can raise blood pressure and cause a slew of other issues.
Our guts contain bacteria, and keeping our guts balanced determines overall health outcomes. ✨️
A study published in 'Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology' supported the mouthwash oral Bacteria connection: Good bacteria in the mouth allows for the conversion of dietary nitrate—commonly found in vegetables—into nitric oxide (NO). That molecule, in turn, helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324621.php
What's the issue with mouthwash? These primary ingredients:
⚠️alcohol (dries the mouth and kills bacteria),
⚠️chlorine dioxide (bleaching agent),
⚠️and formaldehyde (carcinogenic)
🚩These chemicals can destroy oral bacteria responsible for producing nitric oxide
"Conclusion: In this study, frequent regular use of over-the-counter mouthwash was associated with increased risk of hypertension, independent of major risk factors for hypertension and several other potential confounders." https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31709856/
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