Is your Toothpaste Free of Toxins?
Chances are you purchase your toothpaste from the local pharmacy or other grocery stores, and never really thought about what’s in it, right? I use to do that as well, until one day I came across an article about fluoride and other ingredients that are deemed to contain chemicals that can adversely affect your health. I took notice and started reading more, and it was not long after, I changed the my family's toothpaste to fluoride-free.
I suggest that you do your research and draw your own conclusion.
One would think that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would ensure that ingredients in a product like toothpaste would be safe, especially those targeted and used by children. To some extent, they don’t. You see, the cosmetic industry has been allowed for the most part to regulate itself, therefore permitting many harmful ingredients to be included in cosmetic products.
Did you know that in the U.S., only 11 synthetic ingredients are prohibited for use in cosmetics? While the European Union (EU) has banned more than 1,300 ingredients and restricts another 250 compounds from being used in cosmetics.
Here are some of the harmful ingredient that might be lurking in your toothpaste or other cosmetic products:
Sodium lauryl sulfate,
Fluoride is the most common ingredient in toothpaste and is quite controversial. Several research have been done on fluoride and the results are that fluoride is a toxic chemical, which accumulates in your tissues over time, wreaks havoc with enzymes and produces a number of serious adverse health effects, including neurological and endocrine dysfunction.
Children are especially at risk for adverse effects if they are overexposed. It is highly recommended if you have a young child, that you use a non-fluoride toothpaste. Adults should also use fluoride-free toothpaste.
My personal favorite fluoride-free toothpaste that I use and highly recommend is from Dr. Mercola. I love it!
In good Health,
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