Healthy Mouth, Healthy Life
From eNewsletter 5/16/2022
DID YOU KNOW that a recent study in Nutrients examined the link between serum (blood) vitamin B-6 levels and all-cause mortality? Vitamin B6, and in particular, it's metabolite P-5-P (pyridoxal-5-phosphate), is a critical nutrient for wellness professionals in detecting nutrition-related disorders such as malabsorption and food intolerance. Genetic predisposition for B6 absorption is often compromised and is something we look at closely. In the study, compared with sufficient vitamin B6, deficient and insufficient vitamin B6 levels were significantly associated with a higher risk for all-cause mortality. Subjects with higher levels of vitamin B6 had lower risk for all-cause mortality. The findings suggest maintaining a sufficient level of serum vitamin B6 by knowing your genetic predisposition, occasionally monitoring your serum vitamin B6 levels, and supplementing with an optimal source when necessary.
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Healthy Mouth Environment
Steve: More and more, researchers are understanding the importance of a healthy microbial mouth environment. We have cited numerous examples linking adverse periodontal health and myriad diseases, but not until recently did it become known that the imbalanced bacteria in your saliva may contribute. The pandemic has accelerated this understanding. An oral probiotic strain called streptococcus salivarius balances the oral microbiome, thus lowering dental plaque and improving immunity. One of the ways it does this, according to a study in Nutrients, is by reducing the amount of candida albicans, a pathogenic fungal strain best known for causing yeast infections. Another exciting development comes from a study in JCI Insight that accelerated the idea of the oral microbiome improving immune health. Specifically, researchers found they could predict who is most susceptible to long-COVID and duration of symptoms from the makeup of your oral microbiome. The presence of, or lack thereof, microbes associated with inflammation, pulmonary infections, and other infections such as COVID-19 were major indicators. As we've said, the most important areas to improve or maintain optimal immunity is in your largest microbiome, the gut, and in your second largest microbiome, the mouth. There are oral probiotic supplements in chewable form that contain the streptococcus salivarius strain, if interested.