Mouth ulcers are a common concern affecting almost one in five adults. The cause for mouth ulcers may include the use of certain medications, ingestion of chemicals in toothpastes, vitamin B deficiency, stress, infections associated with a weakened immune system or ill-fitting orthodontics. Generally though, mouth ulcers are indicative of a run-down body and are best treated by improving overall health.
I tend to recommend the use of a strong B complex such as Vitamin B-100 Complex by Lamberts. The B vitamins are collectively involved in a variety of body functions including growth, development and metabolism. They are vital for enzyme processes within our bodies, which promote correct cell growth and division. A good B Complex will help to counter the symptoms of stress, enhance the immune system and generally energise a run-down body.
“Almost every process in the body requires B vitamins. They are needed for the release of energy from food, for a healthy nervous system and they help keep our digestive system working smoothly. They are also needed for healthy skin, hair and nails.
Vitamin B6, Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 are required to reduce homocysteine levels in the body. Homocysteine is linked to cardiovascular health and to the neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and a decline in cognitive performance (senile dementia). Since the B vitamins work in synergy with each other, it is best to use a high dose Vitamin B Complex.”
Topically, I would recommend the use of Gengigel Oral Spray which contains hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid works to soothe, hydrate and alleviate the inflammation associated with mouth ulcers whilst promoting healthy cell growth. Gengigel spray is used not only to treat mouth ulcers but is excellent for treating bleeding gums and for periodontal disease.