Gastroprotective and blood pressure lowering effects of dietary nitrate are abolished by an antiseptic mouthwash

Talk about interconnected.  Follow this…nitrates in vegetables that we eat and converted by nitrate reducing bacteria in the mouth the nitric oxide.  Nitric oxide is well known to be anti-inflammatory and to protect the cardiovascular system.  So destroy the good bacteria in the mouth with antiseptic mouthwash and you lose all this protection AND you increase the risk of gastric ulcers.  Pretty interconnected, I’d say…and always brings to mind just how far reaching the dangers of antibiotics can be..

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.