Individuals don’t normally ingest gum, so they don’t give careful consideration to its fixings. The supposition is that if the gum is not swallowed, then the fixings ought not to be a worry. Nonetheless, the fixings in chewing gum go into the blood circulation system quicker and in higher amount than food ingredients, since they ingested straight through the mouth wall, and these ingredients don’t experience the typical filtration procedure of absorption.
Chewing gum is ordinarily the most toxic item in general stores that is proposed for interior use, and it is prone to kill any pet that eats it. Commercial chewing gums contain generally the same rundown of harmful ingredients, with varying naming, which is for all intents and purposes constantly intended to deceive.
Harmful Common Ingredients Present in Chewing Gum:
There are several different brands of chewing gum available in market. More or less all those brands have the following harmful ingredients used in gum preparation.
- Gum base
- Acesulfame Potassium
- Artificial and Natural Flavoring
- Sodium Stearate
- Calcium Casein Peptone-Calcium Phosphate
- Titanium Dioxide
- Candelilla Wax
The “Sugar-Free” Sugar Alcohols Titanium dioxide is cancerous to the point that outside skin contact is sufficient to bring about malignancy. Be helped that all to remember these fixings assimilate specifically into the circulation system through the mouth walls. Some of these fixings are explained in detail, since it is judicious to rectify the myth that biting gum is safe and even bravo (e.g. “it reinforces the teeth”).
Sorbitol, Maltitol, and mannitol are sugar alcohols. These are typically produced using sugar, and they oftentimes expand the glucose the same amount of as eating sugar. Be that as it may, makers make beguiling “sans sugar” claims about sugar alcohols, since these fixings are not unadulterated sugar any longer. While such sugar subsidiaries are in fact “sugar-free” when the manipulative word diversions are utilized, they in any case stay unsafe for diabetics, who are the very group of onlookers that these chewing gums are promoted to.
Let us not overlook that the sugar liquor containing gums are additionally promoted to enhance our dental well-being. The sugar alcohols are significantly more synthetically prepared than white sugar is; and in this manner a great deal more outside to the body by uprightness of its counterfeit nature, so we have motivation to trust that these types of chemical industry sugars will invigorate considerably more weight increase and inflammation than general sugar.
These artificially extricated sugar alcohols are recorded to bring about stomach agonies and the diarrhea, whilst irritating different well-being conditions, for example, irritable bowel syndrome. In this way, the immune system takes a colossal hit from introduction to them. This safe concealment will thus bring about more noteworthy yeast advancement in the body, which will prompt lead to cavities and allergies.
Rather than telling clients what they are truly chewing, the expression “gum base” is utilized to sum up a rundown of fixings that is never really distributed. As the name suggests, it is the foundation agent of chewing gum. We have attempted comprehensively to discover precisely what cutting edge “gum base” is produced using. We found the accompanying prattle over and over disgorged by the greater part of the real gum organizations. It was clearly intended to wreck genuine examination.
Gum base is delivered through a mix of crude materials which can be arranged in five classes:
- Elastomers, go about as the key fixing and give flexibility or elasticity.
- Resins act as binders and softeners.
- Plasticizers render the elastomer delicate to guarantee exhaustive mixing of the gum base.
- Fillers add to the general surface texture.
- Cell reinforcements forestall oxidation of the gum base and flavors amid time frame of realistic usability.
Since this was repeated identically at all websites that we looked at, we can only assume that all of these companies are actually owned by the same people, or at least they are working together as a cartel to cover-up an honest disclosure of what is in gum. We eventually confirmed that the ingredients of gum base are commercial trade secrets. None of the websites told us the full ingredients. For instance, exactly what plasticizer is used? Are people chewing on super-toxic PVC? The plasticizing agents could contain dioxins, and quite frankly, they probably do.
After extensive research, one Chinese company was found who told about their ingredients. Wuxi Yueda Gum Base Manufacture Co, Ltd said:
“It is made of several food grade raw materials, which are rubber (food grade), glycerol ester of rosin, paraffin waxes, polyvinyl acetates, talc powder and calcium carbonate.”
Glycerol ester of rosin is often made from the stumps of pine trees. It is used industrially to create fast-drying varnishes. The Internet is riddled with stories of people who had severe allergic reactions to it, usually causing a swollen throat that led to difficulty breathing. Glycerol ester of rosin is now being added to soft drinks, though federal limits ensure that its quantity remains under 100 P.P.M. This safety limitation does not apply to chewing gum.
Talc has been linked to lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and fibrotic pneumoconiosis with just transdermal exposure. It is very rarely put into products that are to be consumed. The only other consumable products that we have seen containing talc are diet aids (most are extremely toxic). Talcum powder was once used on small children, but it has now been replaced with cornstarch, due to safety concerns. It is too dangerous to touch the skin, but absorbing it straight into the bloodstream is apparently acceptable.
Polyvinyl acetate is not quite PVC. It is PVA. PVA is frequently referred to as “Carpenter’s glue” or simply “white glue”. Remember that this is not being used as an industrial product, but as something that children are frequently given to chew on (gum base is in bubble gum too). This ingredient compliments the paraffin wax, which is derived from refined petroleum.
Aspartame is one of the most controversial additives of all time, and sits alongside MSG and saccharin in terms of both consumer distrust and poor safety. Its presence in foods has nothing to do with safety, but everything to do with politics and money. Aspartame has been linked to just about every health condition known, from seizures to brain tumors. Some epileptic patients have recovered from their condition simply by eliminating this toxin from their diets. It is found in diet foods, diet drinks, and sugar-free products as an alternative to sugar. Aspartame is a solution that remains worse than the problem.
Aspartame is an excitotoxin, which means that it over-excites the neurons in the brain, until they burn out, causing lowered intelligence and a host of neurological problems. Aspartame causes diabetes, fibromyalgia, lowered I.Q., obesity, multiple sclerosis, asthma, insomnia, muscle spasms, and a total of 92 known symptoms.
Acesulfame potassium (Acesulfame K) has similar properties to aspartame, and it is believed to be a carcinogen. The Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the F.D.A. for a stay of approval, due to the lack of testing done on this substance. Studies on animals have shown a correlation between Acesulfame potassium and various tumors.
While we would love to be able to provide information about calcium casein peptone (calcium phosphate), we cannot. We simply do not know. Its only appearance is in Trident gum (the worst brand), and we were unable to find studies or any other information about it. It might be a whitening agent. It is important to note that casein is a milk extract that was linked with the Chinese baby formula poisonings. Trust this ingredient at your own risk, but we would never encourage the use of something that has its research censored from the public. That tends to be a bad sign.
BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene) is a preservative that has been linked to cancer. It was banned in the United Kingdom and Japan. It is unbelievably sold as a “dietary supplement”, and some people believe that it has anti-viral effects. So do gasoline and rat poison? We do not recommend it, because of the safety implications. It causes kidney and liver damage. Benjamin Feingold (creator of the Feingold Diet) linked it to hyperactivity in children in the 1970’s, as a large component of A.D.H.D.
For the sake of brevity, we shall discontinue examining the ingredients in chewing gum. Chewing gum is easily one of the most toxic products available, and it is difficult to ever know exactly what it contains due to vague terms such as “gum base” and “artificial flavors”. These reflect trade secrets, and the ingredients probably are made of hundreds of other ingredients that they are unwilling to disclose. Manufacturers maintain that customers have no right to know.
Natural chewing gum is available, which is made from chicle, a tree that is native to Central America. There was a time when all chewing gum was made from it, but using it incurs more manufacturing expense. Natural gum can be purchased online or from health food stores.