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09/26/2012

German company Sante introduces vegan toothpaste with B12!  »


Sante is a company based in Hannover, Germany, which creates and manufactures “natural cosmetics.” This line now includes toothpaste with vitamin B12! Specifically for people whose diets make them susceptible to B12 deficiencies, like vegans!

Even better than it existing is that it works. Sante and Vegetarierbund Deutschland (VEBU/German Vegetarian Society) conducted a study with some pretty great results. Namely, participants saw a “60 percent increase in vitamin B12 after 4 weeks of …¬†two applications daily of a B12-toothpaste.” That is great!

VEBU details the study here, including some pretty clear charts. Yes, they’re entirely in German, but you can understand this, right?

Hint: “Vorher” means “before” and “Nachher” means “after.”

As for buying this wonderful toothpaste, it appears you can purchase it through VEBU, but only from certain countries, most of which are European, obviously. A quick Google turns up a few sites—but none of them¬†ships to North America, either. Boo! I want this toothpaste! Actually, I’m pretty well-vitamined, but I love the idea of an organic, vegan dentifrice that cleans your teeth and protects you from future health issues.

Thanks for the hard work, VEBU and Sante. Now please sell us your product.

[images via VEBU]

(Source: gizmag.com)

07/12/2011

Hey San Francisco, how are your teeth? Get ‘em cleaned by a vegan dental student!  »

That was a lot of hed, I know. It’s important to get information across, though. The facts here are that dental student and vegan Nichole McKenna wants to work on your teeth, and if you want cut-price dental care (50 to 60 percent off private practice costs), she’s the future dentist for you.

Presumably. Your Vegansaurus, while fanatical about flossing and brushing, hasn’t had insurance since 2008 and therefore hasn’t seen a dentist in three-plus years. America is the best country ever, you guys, no job + no insurance = joy forever.

Nichole’s school, University of the Pacific, does accept insurance, however, if you are a fancy person with a job that cares about you. And if not, 50-to-60 percent off standard prices is a good deal! Check them out here, email Nichole here, or call her at 415.484.6744. She says that as there are nearly 280 students who are taking appointments, no one is obligated to see her, but how many of those student-dentists are vegans? This being Vegansaurus and all, we want to support our fellow vegans! So maybe contact Nichole here and get your damn teeth cleaned. Cavities are preventable/easily treatable, and gum disease leads to heart disease, and uncared-for teeth are totally gross. No one wants to kiss a dirty mouth, and your Vegansaurus is all about kissing! And clean teeth!

Vegan dental hygiene: it’s wonderful.

[amigurumi tooth photo by leiapico_art via Flickr]

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