Toxic Chewing Gum Commercial gum products are some of the most toxic substances that you can expose yourself to and can lead to some of the worst diseases. The most common ingredients are:
Sorbitol, Xylitol, Mannitol, Maltitol, Gum Base Glycerol, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil and Starch Aspartame, Acesulfame Soy Lecithin Colors (titanium oxide, blue 2 lake, red 40) BHT, Malic Acid, Citric Acid
Every time you chew gum, your brain is tricked into thinking that you are eating food and sends signals to your stomach, pancreas and other organs involved in digestion to prepare for this “food”. Your salivary glands and pancreas begin to emit enzymes necessary to digest food and absorb nutrients from food. Constant emission of enzymes can deplete enzymes and over time the process can slow down. If you are not breaking down and absorbing food properly, you get diseases because the body needs nutrients to rebuild and thrive.
An alternative gum for fresh breath is to carry a small bottle of organic food grade peppermint oil and put a drop in your mouth to achieve the same effect. A breath freshener used ages ago that I like is to chew a few fennel or dill seeds. They are very refreshing to the breath . . . and free. Fennel and dill are super easy to grow and bear enough seeds to supply the family!
Nothing in gum is natural. It is chemical glob that in no way contributes to health or is good for your teeth. The five ingredients reviewed above contribute to disease and poor health.