eCureMe’s Healthy Living
Although not considered to be an IMPORTANT nutrient for the body,
because of its ability to
strengthen teeth and bones, it is accepted as a vital mineral for
IN THE BODY
If there is too much Fluoride in the body, it is quickly disposed
over in urine.
Lack of Fluoride can lead to the erosion of the teeth.
Natural forms of Fluoride can be found in cereals, fruit, meat,
water and tea.
- Women 3.8 mg
- Men 3.1 mg
- Children (6-12 months) 0.5mg, (4-12 years) 1.1 mg (9-13) 2 mg
Dermatitis, rotting teeth and problems with bone growth can occur
with an excess intake of Fluoride.
Treating problems with the teeth are the primary uses of Fluoride.
If there is no Fluoride in
the water you are drinking, supplements can be helpful in this
situation, although it has not yet
been decided whether that is a safe thing to do or not.
Go to Vitamins & Minerals Index Page