The study, which was headed up by lead researcher Gill Diamond, showed strong evidence suggesting that Vitamin D actually helps combat bacterial infections in the mouth. These bacterial infections attack the gums, which can lead to gingivitis, gum disease and tooth loss. These results build upon those of a previous study which found that Vitamin D helps the body produce a natural antibiotic in the lungs that can kill off harmful bacteria.
The NJDS study also indicated that the human gums may be able to activate previously inactive forms of Vitamin D for use in combating infections. This is significant, according to lead researcher Gil Diamond. “This means that we may even be able to use vitamin D therapy topically, if that proves true,” said Diamond on the results of the research.
More information about the study can be found at the Vitamin D3 Blog. [URL: http://vitamind3blog.com/
Until a topical solution such as that envisioned by Diamond is developed, tested and introduced into the marketplace, oral health-conscious consumers can still take measures to help ensure they maintain healthy levels of Vitamin D.
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Science has found that Vitamin D deficiency acts as a contributing factor in the development of more than two dozen different diseases, illnesses and health ailments, now including gingivitis and tooth loss. Egan Wellness Clinic-brand Vitamin D3 supplements from Egan Medical can help to prevent and/or reverse Vitamin D deficiency, helping to improve the immune system and reduce the risk of a myriad of health maladies - a list that includes but is not limited to cancer, heart disease, depression, autism, ADHD, Parkinson's Disease, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, rickets, AIDS, and now tooth loss and gum disease.
Pamela Egan is a board-certified adult and family nurse practitioner, certified diabetes educator, A4D Diplomat (Fellowship Completed with the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine), and health columnist whose work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, trade journals and on the web. She is the founder and owner of the Egan Wellness and Anti-Aging Clinic and Egan Skin Care Spa of Covington, Louisiana. Nurse Practitioner Egan gained worldwide acclaim for her writings on Vitamin D3, which were among the very first written works on the subject to be published in a mainstream news publication.
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