Canker sores: may be an indication of Vitamin B12 deficiency
Canker sores are common among young people and people with chronic autoimmune conditions.
Canker sores are often a signal of a vitamin B12 deficiency in the diet. Taking a B12 supplement daily is the best treatment for those who suffer from chronic canker sores. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, reducing stress, and avoiding toothpaste and mouth rinses containing SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) can also help reduce canker sores. (Avoiding foods that are known irritants/which a person can identify as a cause of sensitivity for them may help reduce canker sores as well.)
- Learn more about canker sores and the underlying reasons.