Before starting GuruNanda’s Pulling Oil, I had heard about the practice of oil pulling, but I had never done it myself nor had any close friends or family who had done it. Although, there is a ton of information on the ancient practice of oil pulling readily available at my fingertips, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect (the taste, feeling, etc.)
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic procedure. It involves using oil as a mouthwash and swishing it in your mouth for about 15-20 minutes, then spitting it out. This action is meant to pull out toxins in your body and is very beneficial for your health, especially your oral health.
The reported benefits of oil pulling are plaque removal, treatment of bad breath, toothache, sensitivity and gum disease. It will also help brighten your teeth, heal mouth sores, prevent cavities and keep gums healthy. In addition to the reported oral benefits, other reported health benefits;
- Relieves headaches and migraines
- Reduces eczema
- Treats arthritis and related illnesses
- Clears sinuses and reduces infections
- Improves the lymphatic system
- Stimulates metabolism
- Prevents heart disease
- Supports kidney function
- Alleviates allergies
- Regulates menstrual cycles and reduces PMS
- Promotes better sleep
The GuruNanda Pulling Oil is composed of a mix of rich ingredients like pure sesame oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil and peppermint oil and is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids while also naturally containing iron, calcium, magnesium, plus Vitamins A, B and E.
The first time I tried oil pulling I only lasted for five minutes! I’m pretty sure this was due to me swishing too aggressively and my jaw just got tired.
I actually liked the taste of the GuruNanda Pulling Oil the first time I tried it, so the idea of swishing it for 15 minutes didn’t seem unachievable. It has a slightly minty taste thanks to the peppermint oil.
The second time I tried it, I made it to ten minutes. I very gently swished the oil in my mouth, but there was so much saliva that accumulated I just wanted to get rid of it. I have been oil pulling for only about two weeks now and have made it to 20 minutes.
Thus far the only benefit that I have noticed is that my teeth are whiter, but I think that two weeks is probably not enough time to notice a lot of the reported benefits of oil pulling. There’s also unseen benefits, like supporting kidney function and preventing heart disease that are difficult for me to report on.
I’m going to continue using this product and will post another update in about month. Have any tips or tricks for me in the meantime? Leave a comment and let me know!
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