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How much of the oil gets absorbed?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 11, 2012 at 4:46 AM

How much of the sesame oil that I use for OP gets absorbed in my system through the membranes of my mouth? I'm asking because I'm not supposed to eat sesame seeds or foods cooked in sesame oil, Using only 1 tablespoon of oil that only stays in my mouth for 20 minutes doesn't seem like it would add very much sesame to my body. I'm wonder if you know exactly how much of the oil gets absorbed. I'm wondering, too, if there is more of a pulling action on the mouth and less of an absorption action.

Thanks, Carol

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:54 PM

Substances WILL absorb through the skin, particular if kept in the mouth for a long time - that is how many medicins and vitamins are taken sublingually as a more direct route to the bloodstream (to avoid being messed up by the stomach and intestinal tract). So, if you aren't supposed to eat sesame oil, don't use it for OP either. Use a different oil.

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:07 AM

I'm not entirely sure why oil pulling works, but my theory is that certain bacteria/fungi/viruses have a lipid coating and the oil can dissolve it to some degree. In addition, there are many substances on this planet that don't dissolve readily in water or alcohol (brushing your teeth/rinsing with Listerine) but do so in oil. Not sure what might be hanging around someone's mouth that's fat-soluble though.

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:02 AM

If you blow past the whoo, from what I can tell thus far it does a bang up job of dissolving plaque and making my teeth look shinier.

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:49 AM

I would personally swap it out! If its an allergy issue, don't screw with it. You could use olive or coconut.

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:21 AM

Its contents can be absorbed sublingually, so I wouldn't trust it. That's just my guess, though. But I doubt you will get any significant amount of fatty acids, just some of the other things in it. Which by the sounds of it you might be allergic to.

If you are oil pulling you could use a different oil. My teeth and gums love olive oil and grape seed oil.

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on July 11, 2012
at 05:31 PM

I support the coconut oil vote. I've tried it, and felt that it was a beneficial element to healing me root canal infection holistically. For more info, check out my channel!
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on July 11, 2012
at 05:48 AM

Is oil pulling actually benefitial? I cant get my head around why or how it works.

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on July 11, 2012
at 06:07 AM

I'm not entirely sure why oil pulling works, but my theory is that certain bacteria/fungi/viruses have a lipid coating and the oil can dissolve it to some degree. In addition, there are many substances on this planet that don't dissolve readily in water or alcohol (brushing your teeth/rinsing with Listerine) but do so in oil. Not sure what might be hanging around someone's mouth that's fat-soluble though.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on July 11, 2012
at 06:02 AM

If you blow past the whoo, from what I can tell thus far it does a bang up job of dissolving plaque and making my teeth look shinier.

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