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Vitamin D’s Effect on Teeth

While Vitamin D is important for your body’s overall health, you may not know that it can have an impact on your teeth as well. One of the most important things that Vitamin D does is help your body absorb calcium. Without calcium, we can develop weak or brittle bones which can eventually lead to more dangerous health problems. Since teeth are composed with calcium, they could also become weak and decay without Vitamin D.

Keeping your Vitamin D levels high is the key to a bright and healthy smile. Not only is it crucial for adults but children as well. Someone may believe that since a child will eventually lose their baby teeth, it is not as important to keep them strong but that is not the case. When a child develops weak or damaged teeth, they can gradually get shift and cause damage to the gums and nerves. If a child does not take care of their teeth, it can lead to permanent damage to their mouth as an adult.

While it may seem silly, Vitamin D is actually crucial factor in maintaining a healthy body, smile and life.

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Vitamin D and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is a malfunction of the neurons in the brain which causes loss of memory and disorientation and unfortunately it eventually leads to death. It is actually the 6th leading cause of death in the US, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. While it is not completely preventable or curable, there are things we can do to help keep our minds healthy for as long as possible.

Work performed in the lab of Mathew Mizwicki, PhD (Assistant Researcher at UCLA) found that vitamin D in the circulatory system may have the power to heal parts of the brain. Based on their findings, vitamin D can help slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and may even be able to prevent it all together. These discoveries are going to have a huge impact on the future of this disease.

Mathew Mizwicki, PhD did a Grassroots Health webinar where he explained the power of vitamin D and how it could have an impact on Alzheimer’s disease. View the full webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djvE9mhIjUI