Update the common sense of toothpaste (1/3: Introducing the harmful ingredients of toothpaste! )

2018, 9, 26,

Do you think toothpaste is done with toothpaste?

This time, as the first step in reviewing the common sense of toothpaste, we will introduce the results of investigating whether toothpaste is really necessary.

Common sense metabolic point

Old common sense

Toothpaste is done with toothpaste

New common sense

Toothpaste is not always correct because it contains harmful ingredients

Recommended for such a person

  • Those who do not want to make cavities
  • Those who want to know about teeth

Beware of harmful ingredients in toothpaste!

I also had that common sense to brush my teeth with toothpaste. But is that really the best way to brush your teeth? When I examined various things, I came to see that toothpaste was not always optimal. The first thing I suspected was toothpaste. In fact, we have come to understand that there are many risks lurking in commercially available toothpaste.

Na lauryl sulfate = synthetic surfactant inducing taste disorders

Almost all commercially available toothpaste contain synthetic surfactants. Synthetic surfactants are used to laver and wash the surface of teeth, and in general, a compound called Lauryl sulfate Na is used. This lauryl sulfate is Na, but it is a substance with a strong toxicity.

Harmful when swallowed Harmful eye irritation when in contact with skin Irritation to the respiratory system Toxicity to aquatic life Quote: International Chemical Safety Card (ICSCs)

As mentioned above, it has considerable harmfulness. I feel that it is inappropriate as a component of toothpaste, such as harmful when swallowed or harmful when in contact with the skin w

It has been reported that taste changes and taste decline occur after brushing teeth using commercially available toothpaste, and this action is thought to be due to the surfactant sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) contained in toothpaste Citation: Effects of surfactants on taste neuroreaction Tooth Fundamentals Journal 19: 463-468, 1977

In addition, it is thought that this sodium lauryl sulfate is the cause that the taste change and the taste decrease do not become the taste of the food for a while after brushing teeth. One theory is that the taste of the tongue (the cells that feel the taste) is temporarily dissolved.

Preservatives with paraben-mitochondrial toxicity

Many toothpaste use preservative parabens.

 To date, it has been confirmed that the antimicrobial action of parabens has been stronger as the alkyl side chain is long, but since the strength of mitochondrial respiratory inhibitory action (mitochondrial toxicity) agrees with MPB and PPB, it is suggested that mitochondrial respiratory inhibitory action is included in one of the mechanisms of expression of bacteriobacteric action on eukaryotes such as mold and yeast of both parabens. It was reconfirmed that MPB and PPB showed mitochondrial respiratory inhibitory action. Though the effect is not cooperation, and the effect on the human body seems to be little because of the property that it is easily hydrolyzed, it is also confirmed that smoking cessation parabens have estrogen-like action at concentrations less than daily intake allowance (ADI), and it is desirable to refrain from taking large amounts in a long-term view. Citation: Bulletin of The Faculty of Nursing and Nutrition, Kagoshima Junshin Women's University Vol. 17:59~64,2013

Although it is this paraben, it is good to suppress the growth of bacteria and mold as an antibacterial action as described above, but it also has toxicity to mitochondria. As the quotes in the bulletin "it is desirable to refrain from taking large amounts from a long-term perspective", mitochondrial dysfunction should not be taken if possible because it is involved in many pathologies such as cancer, diabetes, neurodegeneration, ischemia, etc. It's like a double-edged sword.

Saccharin Na = diabetic-inducing flavorings

Many of them contain saccharin Na as a flavoring agent. It is a type of synthetic sweetener and is also recognized as a food additive.

When glucose or saccharin, one of the artificial sweeteners, was administered to mice treated with saccharin, glucose tolerance abnormalities (Note) were observed in sugar-loading tests. In humans, glucose tolerance abnormalities were observed by saccharin administration, and changes in the intestinal flora before and after administration were observed, and transplanting the intestinal flora to mice after administration caused glucose tolerance abnormalities, and it was considered that glucose tolerance abnormalities occurred due to changes in the intestinal flora due to saccharin. Note: Glucose tolerance refers to the ability to keep blood glucose levels within the normal range, and a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, although not as much as diabetes, is called glucose tolerance abnormalities. If there is an abnormality in glucose tolerance, there is a high risk of developing diabetes in the future, and arteriosclerosis is more likely to progress than those with normal glucose tolerance. Citation: Japan Agriculture and Livestock Industry Promotion Agency

However, as mentioned above, it is a substance that can cause diabetes.


The toothpaste I had left at home.

How to avoid toothpaste

Knowing this kind of information makes you no longer want to use toothpaste. We recommend the following items as a replacement!

Alternatives to toothpaste

  1. sodium bicarbonate
  2. oil
  3. Negative Ion Toothbrush

I think that there are some people who are surprised that all are unexpected items.

The mechanism will be introduced in the next section and later.

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