Fluorine (F)

Contents

The daily requirement for fluoride is 1,5-2 mg.

The need for fluoride increases with osteoporosis (thinning of the bone tissue).

Fluoride rich foods

Indicated approximate availability in 100 g of product

 

Useful properties of fluoride and its effect on the body

Fluoride promotes the maturation and hardening of tooth enamel, helps fight tooth decay by reducing the acid production of microorganisms that cause tooth decay.

Fluoride is involved in the growth of the skeleton, in the healing of bone tissue in fractures. It prevents the development of senile osteoporosis, stimulates hematopoiesis and inhibits the formation of lactic acid from carbohydrates.

Fluorine is a strontium antagonist – it reduces the accumulation of strontium radionuclide in bones and reduces the severity of radiation damage from this radionuclide.

Interaction with other essential elements

Fluoride, together with phosphorus (P) and calcium (Ca), provides strength to bones and teeth.

Lack and excess of fluorine

Signs of a fluoride deficiency

  • caries;
  • periodontitis.

Signs of excess fluoride

With an excessive intake of fluoride, fluorosis can develop – a disease in which gray spots appear on the tooth enamel, joints are deformed and bone tissue is destroyed.

Factors Affecting Fluoride Content in Products

Cooking food in aluminum pans significantly reduces the fluoride content of food, as aluminum leaches fluoride from food.

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Why does fluoride deficiency occur?

The concentration of fluoride in food depends on its content in soil and water.

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