10 Reasons Why Spilanthes (and ZiiNGLES!) is AWESOME for Oral Care – Part 1

It’s the meticulous quality of our ingredients, along with the synergistic potency of our proprietary herbal blend, that powers ZiiNGLES and makes it the highly effective force for oral care that it is.

However, it’s also true that ZiiNGLES is principally energized by the herb spilanthes (Spilanthes acmella), the sensationally unique ‘electric daisy’ plant with its evolutionary origins in the Peruvian Amazon. Our spilanthes is organically grown here in the USA, and if you’ve never tried it — and have yet to try Ziingles (what are you waiting for?) — you’re in for a remarkable “oh, wow” singular experience!

The 10 Reasons

1. Amongst indigenous peoples of the Amazon, spilanthes has been highly regarded for generations upon generations as the ‘go-to herb’ for all manner of oral health issues. The reason? It works!

2. The seafaring Portuguese, back in the 17th century — knowing a good thing when they were taught it — brought spilanthes with them to India where it took root within the Ayurvedic healing system of India. In India, spilanthes has long-been integrated into Ayurvedic medicine under its Sanskrit name Sarahattika where it is used to support the immune system, improve digestion, treat headaches, relieve toothaches, heal infections of the throat and gums, and alleviate nausea. According to Indian herbalists at the Vedant Herbal Farm in Gujarat: “It disinfects and stimulates every inch of your mouth. The plants have long been used in India for the treatment of gum and dental problems.”

3. Spilanthes is one of the botanical world’s most powerful – yet safe to use — sialogogues, a substance that induces saliva production. Both its mouth-tingling and saliva-inducing effects are a result of a potent bioactive compound in spilanthes called spilanthol. Due to its specific molecular structure, spilanthol activates ion channels in the cell membranes of nerve fiber receptors on the tongue and within the oral cavity. Activation of these ion channels causes an exchange of charged ions between the inside and outside of the cell which, in turn, generates an electrical signal on the surface of the nerve cell fiber—a “vibratory chemesthetic sensation.” This electrical message is relayed along the nerve fibers and evokes a response from the trigeminal and facial nerves, which subsequently signal the salivary glands to produce and release saliva.

Spilanthol stimulates our body’s innate salivation response and triggers the ‘electrifreshening’ tingling sensation experienced with ZiiNGLES!

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4. It is becoming increasingly clear that oral health is much more important to our overall health than previously believed. It is even proposed that there is a link between Alzheimer’s disease and periodontitis and gingivitis — inflammation of the tissue around the teeth that can cause receding of the gums and loosening of the teeth. From no less an authority than the Surgeon General of the USA: “Recent epidemiological and experimental animal research provides evidence of possible associations between oral infections — particularly periodontal disease — and diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and adverse pregnancy outcomes…” Dry mouth is one of the leading causes of periodontal disease and gingivitis. There is also a strong correlation (though as of yet no absolute association) between bad oral health and heart disease. It is thought that bacteria from the oral cavity can enter the body’s bloodstream, increasing inflammatory conditions such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and type 2 diabetes.

5. Unless you’ve been binging on the latest Netflix offerings, you’ll have heard the thunderbolt of a story — possibly the biggest oral health story of the decade (other than ZiiNGLES, of course!) — that reveals, unequivocally, that all of those excruciating, painstakingly uncomfortable moments you’ve spent flossing your teeth have likely been in vain and pretty much a waste of your time and money:

“The AP looked at the most rigorous research conducted over the past decade, focusing on 25 studies that generally compared the use of a toothbrush with the combination of toothbrushes and floss. The findings? The evidence for flossing is “weak, very unreliable,” of “very low” quality, and carries “a moderate to large potential for bias.””

Read the full story here: Medical Benefits of Dental Floss Unproven

See Part 2 for the next 5 Reasons Why Spilanthes (and ZiiNGLES!) is the Next Greatest Thing!

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