Saturday, March 14, 2020
Anyway I was looking at the new tube of Himalaya and my eyes set on the words gluten free on the side.
Now thankfully, I do not suffer from celiac disease, I have friends that do and it is a real and serious matter.
But I brush with my toothpaste, I don't eat it. I may be just showing my ignorance here, and it certainly would not be the first time, but is the reaction to gluten like an allergy where a trace amount can trigger the deleterious effects? Or do you actually have to eat the toothpaste to get in trouble?
Simply asking, I honestly don't know but it seems like overkill to me.
I see that this brand is flouride, sodium lauryl sulfate and carrageenan free as well. The latter is on the edge of being a toxic substance, the emulsifier has been tied to irritable bowel syndrome. But without ingesting the stuff, is it still a danger?
Sodium lauryl sulfate is a detergent, they technically call it a surfactant, a substance that lowers surface tension between various ingredients. Tests show that while it may be an irritant in rare cases, it is not carcinogenic.
Ever see a nice set of British teeth? Here is a picture of Bowie, pre dental work. Nuff said.