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Xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener found in fruits, vegetables, and other plants. Purified xylitol is a white crystalline powder that dissolves readily in water and looks/tastes like table sugar. Xylitol is absorbed more slowly into the bloodstream than sugar, so it is less likely to spike blood sugar or insulin levels. Additionally, it contains only 2.4 calories per gram (40% fewer calories than the equivalent amount of sugar) and is considered a diet-friendly sweetener.
pH is an indication of acidity, measured on a scale from 1 (most acidic) to 14 (most alkaline). A neutral pH of 7 helps maintain a non-acidic environment in your mouth that allows beneficial bacteria to thrive.
Populations of undesirable oral bacteria are typically more acid resistant than beneficial bacteria, so by drinking acidic beverages (like soft drinks, coffee, or juices) you lower your mouth’s pH, allowing bad bacteria to thrive. While the growth of bacteria in your mouth is normal and healthy, the dominance of bad bacteria can lead to the buildup of plaque, resulting in numerous oral diseases like caries, or cavities. When left unchecked, this can result in gingivitis and periodontitis.
qii can be consumed at any time of the day, but drinking it after a meal helps reduce plaque and biofilm buildup significantly. qii is great for a tooth-friendly late night craving, after-meal refresher, or a pre-meeting confidence booster.
qii contains natural extracts from organic tea leaves, xylitol, vegetable glycerin, sodium alginate and sodium bicarbonate. Tea leaves are fermented or dried leaves of Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia. It’s an excellent source of antioxidants and has also been shown to boost the immune system. Vegetable glycerine is a colorless, odorless liquid that is sweet-tasting, non-toxic, and has a moisturizing effect that helps relieve symptoms of dry mouth. Sodium alginate is an edible, non-toxic powder extracted from seaweed. Sodium bicarbonate is a naturally occurring salt, commonly known as baking soda.
qii contains XyVita, our patent pending xylitol-based sweetener. Unlike sugar, xylitol does not promote plaque buildup by cavity-causing bacteria. In contrast to most go-to beverages, qii also has a neutral pH, promoting the growth of healthy oral bacteria and minimizing the risk of dental erosion.
For the majority of the population, there are no adverse effects associated with consuming large amounts of xylitol. However, certain people with sensitivities to xylitol may experience gastrointestinal distress after its consumption. For any xylitol product, it is recommended to start with a smaller amount. If tolerated well, daily intake can be increased up to 40 grams. For reference, a single can of qii contains approximately 7.5 grams of xylitol.
An unopened can of qii is stable at room and refrigerated temperatures up to the indicated best before date. Once a qii is opened, it should be consumed within 3 hours. Any unfinished qii can be refrigerated up to 12 hours.
A dietary supplement is a product intended for ingestion that contains a “dietary ingredient” intended to add further nutritional value to the diet. A “dietary ingredient” may be one, or any combination, of the following substances: a vitamin, mineral, herb, amino acid, concentrate, metabolite, constituent, or extract. The statements for qii have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
All ingredients in qii have been reviewed by the FDA and granted GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) status. Under normal conditions, none of these ingredients should interact with medications, but speak to your doctor if you are concerned.