The proven better replacement for floss, interdental brushes and other toothpicks


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 sufficient.

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!

Please check their website: xtendlife supplements





User comments
"This woodstick is my best friend, I always have box with me and I can keep my teeth in perfect condition. I know my family had gum disease and I can prevent this with this simple stick"

-- Ellen K., NZ

Thank you so much, I could make my husband very happy with your woodsticks, he missed them dearly since Oral B had discontinued their product. And these are a perfect replacement.

-- Milly B., Australia