Are you sure you have a perfect diet????
Due to consuming ever more non organic processed food
many people are now at risk of having vitamin shortages. 75% of the population in the UK,
US and Europe do not have enough vitamins in their diets according to a very alarming 2012 study
see link here). Vitamin C, D, A, E, thiamin and folic acid are far lower then advised. When you use our
woodsticks daily and your gum does still show bleeding then it is time for
a quality supplement.
The link between vitamin C deficiency and gum disease is well known. Back in the 18th century, sailors ate
limes during long trips at sea to keep their gums from bleeding. A study in the
Journal of Periodontologyfound that people with low intakes of vitamin C had higher rates of periodontal
disease. Researchers looked at 12,419 adults in the United States. People who consumed less than the recommended
dietary allowance (RDA) of 60 mg per day were 1.5 the risk of developing severe gingivitis as people who consumed
more than 180 mg. Vitamin C is believed to help gum disease because it is an antioxidant and is needed to repair
connective tissue and accelerate bone regeneration.
Vitamin D has been found to have anti-inflammatory effects and may reduce susceptibility to gum disease. A study by
the Boston University evaluated the association between vitamin D status and gingivitis. They analyzed data from
77,503 teeth in 6700 people in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that people
with higher blood levels of vitamin D were less likely to experience bleeding gums.
Sun exposure is one of the most important sources of vitamin D, because UV rays from the sun trigger the synthesis
of vitamin D in skin. The National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements suggests 10 to 15 minutes of
sun exposure twice a week (mid day during winter) however the further away from the equator you live, the more
polluted your city, and the more cloud cover there is, the less likely that this sun exposure will be
It is difficult to find a diet that is perfectly
balanced and has all the nutrients every day. This is very important when you are healing after illness, surgery
or for gum disease. Or when you are interested in anti-aging (see link). That is why I started a
search for a real quality supplement. I was looking for a very reliable New Zealand company that sources
mainly locally made vitamins and herbs. I compared many and found that there was only one New Zealand based
manufacuturer that does not use petrochemicals in their supplements: it is most transparant on the
ingredients and uses the latest conventions of nutritional science and aging science: Xtend
Life. Their product Total
Balance came nearest to what I was looking for, NOT as a substitute for honest food, but as a valuable
supplement. In this combination it is my conviction it will help to heal, to prevent disease and to live longer.
We prescibe Total Balance in our practice, we sell them and we are now affiliate for this firm because we
believe their supplements are top quality!