B-FRESH® gum is a unique patented formula that is naturally able to alter the pH levels in mouths to help eliminate the bacteria that can cause bad breath, plaque, and tooth decay. Traditional breath fresheners are designed to cover the bad breath odor with a strong flavor. B-FRESH®’s products combine xylitol, calcium, and B-12 vitamins to create a trusted breath freshening, pH leveling product that is good for you.
Although Xylitol, itself, does not alter mouth pH levels as it has a natural pH level and does not lend itself as a food source for bacteria, the combined ingredients of the B-FRESH®’s patented formula, Calcium and Vitamin B12; it will raise the pH level between 9-11, a level which helps reduce bacteria in mouths. For example, if your saliva is at a neutral pH of 7, and you consume pure xylitol, the pH of the mouth remains a 7. The difference between B-FRESH® gum and other xylitol gum is B-FRESH®'s patented formula raises the pH of the mouth to an average of between 9 - 11. The higher pH level creates a more alkaline environment where bacteria are unable to thrive and quickly die leaving your mouth feeling clean and refreshed.
Did you know B-FRESH® gum is…

• Made in the USA 
• 100% Natural 
• Vegan 
• Kosher 
• Contains No Sugar or Salt 
• Added B12 for Energy 
• Diabetic Diet Friendly (with the advice of your medical provider, of course) 
• Gluten Free Product 
• Contains No Artificial Colors, Flavors, or Preservatives 
• No Titanium Dioxide 
• Dairy Free, Corn Free – none of the ingredients are derived from corn 
• No tree nuts, peanuts or soy lecithin is processed in B-FRESH®’s facility

So what kinds of ingredients do these B-FRESH® products contain?

• Xylitol 
     o US hardwood-based Xylitol 
     o Fruit, Spearmint, and Cinnamon gums contain 1,775mg of xylitol per serving 
     o Bubble Gum contains 1,785mg of xylitol per serving 
• Gum Base 
• Natural Fruit Flavors 
     o Fresh Fruits: Mandarin, Orange, Lemon, and Grapefruit 
     o Bubble Gum: Orange, Lemon, Tangerine, and Cinnamon 
• Vitamin B12 
     o Spearmint, Mixed Fruit, and Cinnamon contain 12.5 mcg of B12 per serving 
     o Bubble gum contains 13.0 mcg of B12 per serving 
     o Each gum bottle contains 325mcg or 300% of RDI for B12 
• Gum Arabic 
• Calcium 
     o Two forms of water-soluble calcium are used – calcium hydroxide and calcium gluconate which are both pH regulators 
     o These are not derived from any dairy products o Spearmint, Fresh Fruits, and Cinnamon gums contain 0.486 mg of calcium per serving, while Bubble gum has 0.608 mg of calcium per serving 
• Carnuba Wax 
     o Used to polish the gum, is a natural ingredient that is derived from Brazilian native carnuba palm trees 

Let’s Talk about Vitamin B12
Although the amount of B12 in B-FRESH® gum is too small for major health benefits, it is enough for breath help; but did you know? 

• A deficiency of Vitamin B12 can lead to nerve damage, fatigue, anemia, depression, failing memory, muscle weakness, and inhibited growth in children. 
• Vitamin B12 plays a crucial role in the regeneration and formation of red blood cells and nerve functions in our bodies. 
• B12 Vitamins aid in lowering homocysteine levels. Elevated homocysteine levels have been linked to the risk for heart disease which causes heart attacks. 
• It can: act as an oxygen transporter, boost the body’s immune system, may aid in easing neurological disorders, and assist with metabolizing fat. 
• Because B-FRESH® gums contain three forms of water soluble calcium and a body might have a difficult time absorbing calcium if there is a lack of B12 vitamins.

How Much Vitamin B12 Can a Person Ingest?
Vitamin B12, at this time, does not have a known toxicity level. Any extra B12 that your body does not use is excreted. Children may also chew this gum at an age appropriate time.
Why is the gum pink?
The vitamin B12 causes the pink coloring of the gum and mint. In the past vitamin B12 has been known as the red vitamin. Some people think that there is a “vitamin” taste to the gum.

Our favorite flavor of B-FRESH® gum is Lemon, it is absolutely delicious. If you are ready to try B-FRESH® gums, you can order yours here! Choose from sleeves, boxes of sleeves, or bottles.

Jana Duval is the Marketing Manager at Homestead Market
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