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Can Vitamins Cause Tmj?

Posted by Jon (Chantilly, VA) on 11/18/2006

Ever heard of vitamins causing TMJ Dysfunction. Tried all kinds usually with magnesium stearate and silica as fillers. After a couple of weeks, my jaw can't move and teeth are misaligned. Stop the vits and it goes away.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Jon: The cause of TMJ in my opinion is often a magnesium deficiency since people who have this condition also have tinnitus. In other conditions it is food allergies, gluten issue, and salicylates. However I have observed people also had vitamin B complex and manganese deficiencies and after supplementing this the conditions are either lessened or gone after a couple of weeks.

The best form of magnesium is magnesium citrate, magnesium gluconate, or magnesium chloride. As to the vitamins, it is often low quality of vitamins and getting them in a pure form is often better since some people might be allergic of chemical additives as being the greater likelihood. Ted