Recently an interesting article appeared in the Dutch newspaper the Telegraph. Wolfsburg trainer Martin Schmidt has given his team a remarkable assignment. The trainer demands his team to take good care of their teeth. He thinks a good oral hygiene is very important for their performances on the field.
We were positively surprised reading this article because this man is right! He says athletes are often exposed to acidification due to the daily soccer training. This acid will remain in your bloodstream for longer periods of time and can cause negative side-effects for your whole body, including your mouth. A good oral hygiene can help reduce the acid production. We know that oxygen is a strong opponent to acidification. This is why all our products contain different degrees of oxygen. Oxygen has the characteristic to reduce anaerobe bacteria and with this acidification is less likely to happen.
Oral health and exercise
Within the high level competitions more notice is given to the oral health of athletes. It has been proven that inflammation in the mouth and upper -and lower teeth not fitting properly can cause injuries. This is why all professional soccer teams have a group of jaw surgeons and dentists on board to make sure their teeth are healthy as can be.
Periodontitis and its influence on sport performances
During the Olympics in 2012 in London, research showed that 15% of the participants suffered from periodontitis. People are not aware enough of the consequences inflammation in the mouth can cause. A chronic inflammation in your body (and/or mouth) drains your system. Your immune system is busy trying to reduce this inflammation which will make you more vulnerable to other bacteria and viruses.
How bluem® works
The cleaning done by your dentist or dental hygienist can be supported by our products. You can use our toothpaste and mouthwash to enrich your body and mouth with oxygen. In case of infection and/or inflammation, our oral gel is the right product for you. Our products not only contain oxygen, but also contain some special ingredients like Lactoferrin and Xylitol. Lactoferrin is proven to be very effective against caries and especially against the bacteria S. Mutants. Together with Xylitol it prevents plaque from occurring. Additionally Lactoferrin stimulates bone growth. The presence of active oxygen helps fasten wound healing and has an anti-bacterial characteristic.
The dental risk factors such as caries and inflammation are the result of the athlete’s lifestyle. Nutrition containing a large intake of processed carbs is not beneficial for a healthy set of teeth. Additionaly the regular intake of sporty drinks causes erosion of the enamel amongst 53% of the athletes.
Stress amongst athletes plays a big part in their lives. The constant pressure to perform and be the best is a stressful experience. During times of intensive stress your body uses a lot of vitamins and minerals to cope with this pressure. Because our Western food pattern does not contain as many vitamins and minerals as it used to due to pollution, the use of pesticides and plucking unripe vegetables and fruits, a nutritional deficiency can become a huge problem. A good reason to add a food supplement to get the right amounts of vitamins and minerals in your system.
bluem® teeth & bone formula
bluem® teeth & bone formula consists of a unique composition with biologically active magnesium, copper, manganese, zinc, boron, vitamin C and vitamin B6, B12 and folic acid. It also contains high doses of calcium, vitamin D3 and vitamin K2, which is seven times better absorbed than regular vitamin K1. These minerals and vitamins have a specific effect on teeth and bones.
Who we are
blue®m is an international company (from The Netherlands). We help people maintain and improve dental health in a different, new way. We are not just another oral company. We perceive ourselves as a partner to support overall health. We empower people with the best oral care products and healthy day-to-day routines. We believe the mouth is the beginning of the digestion system and therefore essential in your total well-being and health. Healthy mouth, healthy body!