National Smile Month (May 17 – June 16) is just around the corner and this year’s theme is “Look After Yourself – Brush for Health”. Whilst the enamel covering your teeth is the hardest element in the human body, it is constantly under attack so brushing regularly is vital. If you’d rather scrub up without putting chemicals into your body then try natural toothpaste Sarakan which contains an extract of Salvadora persica.
The use of Salvadora persica was discovered over 30 years by an army doctor serving in India who noticed his patients had great teeth and gums despite their poor diet. He discovered that many used a ‘chewing stick’ to clean their teeth and gums. These sticks came from the shrub Salvadora persica – known as ‘the toothbrush tree’ which is still used in its natural twig state by many Middle Eastern nations who rub the stick on their teeth and gums.
On his return to the UK the doctor developed a toothpaste with the extract and Sarakan was born! With the natural antiseptic properties of Salvadora persica and flavoured with natural peppermint, clove and geranium, Sarakan naturally cleans, freshens and helps restore natural colour.
National Smile Month is organised by the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) who has approved Sarakan toothpaste which is free from sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), fluoride, sugar, artificial colours or preservatives and is not tested on animals, making it a great choice for both adults and children as well as being suitable for vegetarians and vegans. BDHF Chief Executive Dr Nigel Carter BDS LDS (RCS) said “The Foundation is delighted to give its approval to Sarakan toothpaste. The product offers an excellent natural alternative on the market, and is free from strong chemicals such as SLS.”
Janey Lee Grace, Radio 2 presenter and author of ‘Imperfectly Natural Woman’ says it has taken her years to recognise the importance of using natural, chemical-
She says: “I am passionate about health and wellbeing, and I reckon I’ve found a natural alternative to just about everything. As you might have guessed, I’m dead against regular toothpastes. My absolute favourite is Sarakan. It’s very natural and has a great taste.
“There are always people who say ‘I’d never considered reducing or eliminating the scary chemicals in my diet until my mum got cancer or my gran got Alzheimers disease’ so my mission is to try and encourage as many people as possible to try a natural approach as a preventative measure before they get sick. Most of us are wise now and look carefully at ingredients in our foodstuffs, so we just need to be as careful when selecting things like our toothpaste.”
With so many chemicals and added ingredients absent, Sarakan toothpaste is as kind to the environment as it is to your health.
Love your body from teeth to toe and use Sarakan toothpaste (£2.01) and mouthwash (£2.89) to start and finish each day. Available from Holland & Barratt, independent health stores and chemists.
For more information visit www.sarakan.co.uk or www.imperfectlynatural.com
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Notes to editors:
Sarakan is distributed by LanesHealth, a family owned business based in Gloucester
Who is Lanes Health?
In 1930, Gilbert Lane established a thriving and prosperous family business. Gilbert was interested in all aspects of health and nutrition and he developed a wide range of effective remedies to treat many common ailments. Many of these treatments were based on his understanding of the medicinal properties of plants. Today LanesHealth continue their founder’s tradition of developing effective treatments which will help improve people’s health and quality of life.
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