Is Mouthwash Raising Your Blood Pressure?

Is Mouthwash Raising Your Blood Pressure?
November 5, 2019 Sybil Skinner

Have you heard about the dangers of mouthwash?

If not, your not alone. Most have not heard about the incredible new studies and information linking oral bacterial health and heart disease.

Here are a few important points you need to know.

According to a recent study published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine, using a mouthwash twice daily may increase blood pressure up to 3.5 millimeters of mercury (mmHg), raising your heart attack risk. The findings revealed that mouthwash use retracts the oral bacterial conversion from nitrate to nitrite (nitrite is what is converted into nitric oxide) in as quick as one day.

Studies show that immediately after use of mouthwash, blood pressure spikes! No one knew why until now. By killing your oral bacteria, you may be raising your blood pressure and damaging your heart!

In short, mouthwash kills the good bacteria in your mouth essential for health. The same bacteria that is responsible for converting the nitrates you consume from veggies and fruits like beetroot, green leafy vegetables, watermelon, citrus fruit, and pomegranate into nitric oxide.

If you value your health, stop using mouthwash!

 

References

https://www.thedoctorstv.com/articles/is-mouthwash-raising-your-blood-pressure

Don’t Use Mouthwash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjNdvBGsjOU

https://www.medicaldaily.com/antiseptic-mouthwashraises-heart-attack-risk-blood-pressure-chlorhexidinekills-good-bacteria-helps

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0891584912018229