Pros: All-natural gum
great flavor lasts for long time
safe for kids
Cons: Available only at Heath food stores or online
I stopped buying synthetic gums like Orbit that contain harmful aspartame and sorbitol. For a long time I have been chewing all natural sugarfree gum named Spry, that I buy at my local health food store (Sprouts) for $0.99 / package. Spry Spearmint is one of my favorite Spry flavors.
A package of Spry Spearmint looks like a traditional Orbit package that contains 10 gum pieces. The package is convenient and easy to use! The gum is very tasty and refreshing. It keeps flavor for a pretty long time, especially compared to another all-natural gum called Glee Gum. I usually chew it for ~20-30 minutes, sometimes longer, and the flavor satisfies me for that period of time. The texture is soft, but it doesn't stick to your teeth and doesn't come apart like some synthetic gums. It smells like spearmint and gives you fresh feeling and nice aftertaste.
I give Spry Spearmint 5 stars for being tasty and all natural. It's made with xylitol - 100% all-natural sweetener that is found in the fibers of many fruits, berries and vegetables and that is "tooth-friendly". Clinical studies have shown that xylitol reduce the risk of tooth decay and improve overall oral health. Also, xylitol has potential as a treatment for osteoporosis; it prevents weakening of bones and improves bone density. Studies have shown that xylitol chewing gum can help prevent ear infections! It's recommended to chew daily after meals and between tooth brushings.
Luckily, Spry doesn't contain any artificial colors, flavors, artificial sweeteners like aspartame, or preservatives, and it's gluten-free. Here is the best list of the ingredients: Xylitol, gum base, spearmint oil (natural flavor), vegetable glycerin, gum Arabic, soy lecithin, beeswax (glazing agent).
Spry makes a healthy alternative to synthetic gums and bubble gums! I believe it's the best choice for adults and kids! You can feel safe and non-guilty with any Spry Gum flavor!
Also, Spry is safe for pregnant and nursing women; it doesn't contain harmful for a fetus artificial sweeteners that are not recommended by doctors. Besides, studies show that regular xylitol use significantly reduces of transmitting the Streptococcus mutans bacteria, which is responsible for tooth decay, from mother to child during the first 2 years of life by as much as 80%! It makes Spry not only a safe and tasty, buy also a healthy choice of a chewing gum!
You can buy other all natural Spry flavors besides Spearmint, such as Peppermint, Cinnamon, Green Tea and Fresh Fruit (made with orange oil and lemon oil!); in a traditional package (10 pieces, $0.99) or 100 pc containers ($8.50).
Unfortunately, you can not find this gum at Wal-Mart alike stores but you can always find it at Health food stores and online.
Made in the USA, UT, by Xlear.
For more information call: 1-877-599-5327
Or visit: www.sprydental.com