Hydroxyapatite... What is it, exactly?!

Hydroxyapatite is the newest ingredient in most of our tooth powders!
You've heard about it.  Let's talk about it!
What is it? 
Hydroxyapatite an organic compound made of calcium, phosphorus, oxygen, and hydrogen.  It serves as a foundation for our teeth, and is often abbreviated HA.  
Nano vs Micro? 
Hydroxyapatite can come in various sizes depending on its use.  For oral health, we want that particle size to be small enough to make contact with our teeth and optimally remineralize.  Most of the research is conducted using nano-hydroxyapatite, which is 1,000 times smaller than microcrystalline hydroxyapatite, which is 1,000 times smaller than a millimeter.  It's tiny!  
So shouldn't we choose nano for our products? 
Not quite.  There is reason to believe that particles that small can be toxic for the rest of our bodies, may cross the blood-brain barrier, and could potentially even damage DNA.  Europe has stricter standards for safety than the US, and has not deemed nano-hydroxyapatite safe.  
Now, imagine putting an onion in a food processor for a few seconds.  Would each piece be diced the same?  Of course not!  The same principle applies to HA.  There is no way to ensure that each particle size is the same.  As a result, even our larger microcrystalline hydroxyapatite will contain nano-hydroxyapatite.  It will just contain less nano particles than if we used straight nano.  
Whew!  That ‘s a lot of information!  Here’s the takeaway…
Why does Wonder use microcrystalline hydroxyapatite?
We get all of the benefits of HA with less risk of toxic harm to our overall health!  At Wonder, we researched and trialed many different hydroxyapatite powders before landing on our current ingredient.  It is sourced from grass-fed cows in Australia with the highest bovine health standards in the world, and is ground into the perfect size to add minerals back into your teeth as natural and toxic-free as possible.
But don't take our word for it… here's what one happy customer had to say!
"I love mine! I went to a holistic dentist for the first time this week, and they were amazed at how healthy my teeth and gums were! I told them I was using your tooth powder!" - Jules
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