Did you know that you have two different categories of chewing gum to choose from? Natural chewing gum made with pure, nature-made ingredients and chemically derived gum made from toxic ingredients. While you don’t digest your gum, you digest the chemicals or natural components release while you chew. Both are pleasant to chew, but one gum heals, and one increases your health risks.
Gum As Medicine
Gum is most often turned to as a breath freshener but was originally chewed as one of nature’s many medicines. Natural gum from Siberian Treasure is made from pure pine or larch tree resin, with complementary natural ingredients and extracts designed to return gum to its original medicinal purpose. This includes:
- Pine Resin to heal and prevent oral cavities and infuse your body with anti-aging antioxidants.
- Mint extract to freshen your breath and minimize nicotine.
- Sea buckthorn extract to boost your immunity and heal infections.
- Both Larch and Pine Resin to strengthen teeth and gums, eliminate bacteria, and prevent caries.
- Beeswax for flavor, easy chewing, and the healing power of honey bees.
Standard Store-Bought Chewing Gum
Tree resins have been chewed for over 9 000 years and have evolved into the modern day store-bought gum. Whether you are chewing for pleasure or to freshen your breath you are likely doing more harm than good. Store bought gum is chemically derived, containing artificial flavors, coloring, and toxic ingredients. And your breath is likely to be worse after chewing. Here’s a closer look:
Aspartame: Aspartame is a sweetener contains methanol and formaldehyde and can not be fully filtered by your liver or kidneys. It’s been linked to cancer, weight gain, birth defects, brain tumors, and Alzheimer’s.
Titanium Dioxide: used to make gum an appealing color, this toxin has been linked to autoimmune disorders, asthma, and Crohn’s disease.
BHT: Butylated hydroxytoluene has been banned in both the UK and Japan for its links to organ toxicity, particularly the liver and kidney, and for causing hyperactivity in children.
Acesulfame K: a synthetic sweetener and known carcinogen, with side effects that range from headaches, nausea, eyesight problem, mood swings, and impairment of the liver and kidneys.
The choice is easy, a pure natural gum by Siberian Treasure that tastes good and comes with powerful medicinal properties.