Our 6th nutrient mineral (in alphabetical
order). Trace mineral - found naturally
in soil, plants and animal tissues. Chemical
symbol: ‘F’. Although not officially
recognized as an essential nutrient, studies
show that it is important in many body processes.
May also play a role in the prevention of
many 20th century killers (eg. heart diseease).
Protects against dental decay.
Protects against osteoporosis.
May help to prevent heart disease.
May help to prevent calcification of organs
and musculoskeletal structures.
May cause infertility or anaemia (current
research is still being carried out).
Reduced life expectancy.
Seafood, salmon, halibut, animal meat, and
tea (brewed tea provides between 0.3 to
1.5mg of fluorine in an 8 oz (236ml) serving).
US RDA: 1mg fluoride.
3.6mg sodium fluoride.
EU RDA: no official figures
but most people get 1mg from water.
Always consult a professional medical practitioner
when taking supplements.
Toxic in high doses. Anything between 2.5
gm to 5.0 gm will be fatal. If fluoride-containing
toothpaste is accidentally swallowed. Drink
a glassful of milk or take some calcium
supplements. Calcium is an antidote for
At high doses (20-80 mg per day for 10
or more years) can lead to skeletal fluorisis.
Skeletal fluorisis is an abnormal hardening
of the bones. Symptoms include arthritic
pain, weakness, joint stiffness, and can
cause nerve damage and paralysis.