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FAQ

It’s the world's first all-natural tea drink that has been scientifically proven to help improve your oral health.

qii can be consumed at any time of the day but drinking it midday after a meal helps reduce plaque and biofilm buildup significantly.

Extracts from organic tea leaves, xylitol (from non-GMO corn), vegetable glycerin, sodium alginate (from seaweed) 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, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic liquid obtained from plants. It has a moisturizing effect and helps relieve symptoms of dry mouth. Sodium alginate is an edible non-toxic powder extracted from seaweed. It can form gels and act as a stabilizer in food. Sodium bicarbonate is a naturally occurring salt which is white in colour. It is basic in nature used to reduce the acidity.

Dental plaque is formed when bacteria in your mouth grow as biofilm on the tooth surface. While the growth of bacteria is normal and is a part of the healthy mouth, the continual buildup of plaque can lead to different oral diseases. For example, certain bacteria in plaque ferment sugars to produce acids. The acidification of the plaque leads to demineralization of enamel, which can further progress to the breakdown of teeth, leading to caries, or cavities. Unchecked plaque buildup can also lead to gingivitis and periodontitis.

qii contains XyVita™, a xylitol formulation which has a sweet profile. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is non-fermentable by the caries-causing bacteria, Streptococcus mutans. This means that unlike other common sugars used in foods and drinks, XyVita™ is tooth-friendly and does not promote the development of cavities. qii is also unique in that its pH is neutral. Most common bottled teas are acidic in pH.  Since qii is not acidic, it will not lead to dental erosion.

12 months from the date of manufacturing.

An unopened can of qii is stable at both room and refrigerated temperatures up to the indicated best before date. Once a can is opened, consume contents within 3 hours at room temperature. Any unfinished content can be refrigerated up to 12 hours.

qii is made in the USA. 

The classic Oolong tastes like freshly brewed premium Oolong tea, while the green tea taste like ginger and lemongrass infused tea.

The only restriction associated with qii is for individuals with xylitol sensitivity. Excessive consumption of xylitol has been shown to cause upset stomach with certain individuals.

All ingredients in qii have a GRAS status and do not interact with other medications. "GRAS" is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe. Under sections 201(s) and 409 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, any substance that is intentionally added to food is a food additive, that is subject to premarket review and approval by FDA, unless the substance is generally recognized, among qualified experts, as having been adequately shown to be safe under the conditions of its intended use, or unless the use of the substance is otherwise excepted from the definition of a food additive.

You can purchase qii only on drinkqii.com

View the nutritional facts on the product page.

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qii has been regulated as a dietary supplement by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Neutral pH means neither acidic nor basic. The pH scale goes from 1 to 14, with a pH of 1 being the most acidic, and 14 being the most alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral – the pH of pure water is very close to 7. A healthy mouth is in a neutral pH range and at a pH of 5.5 the teeth begin to demineralize (loss minerals), putting them at risk for cavities. Teeth can become stronger and remineralize when the mouth has a pH of 7.0 or above. Acidic oral pH whether from food or drinks weakens teeth and significantly increases the development of plaque and dental caries thereby causing many negative dental issues and increasing the risk for demineralization and cavities.

It’s a naturally occurring sweetener found in fruits and vegetables and other plants and can be naturally produced by the activities of microorganisms or a chemical process. In the microbial process, the action of yeast on the xylose contained in fibrous material such as corn husks and sugarcane bagasse produces xylitol. In a chemical process, it’s produced by the dehydrogenation of xylose with the help of a catalyst. Purified xylitol is white in colour, dissolves readily in water, looks and tastes exactly like table sugar. Xylitol is absorbed more slowly than sugar into the bloodstream and has less effects on blood sugar and insulin.  The glycemic index of xylitol (a measure of how quickly foods raise blood sugar) is only 7, compared to sucrose ("table sugar"), which is 65. It contains only 2.4 calories per gram (40% fewer calories than the same amount of sugar) and is considered a weight loss friendly sweetener. 

qii is formulated to have a positive effect on your oral health.  qii contains a xylitol formulation as a sweetener.  Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that is non-fermentable by the caries-causing bacteria, Streptococcus mutans.  This means that unlike other common sugars used in foods and drinks, xylitol is tooth-friendly and does not promote the development of cavities. qii is also unique in that its pH is neutral. Most common bottled teas are acidic in pH. Since qii is not acidic, it will not lead to dental erosion.

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, a mineral, an herb or other botanical, amino acid, a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, or extract.

Yes, none of qii’s ingredients are from an animal source. All ingredients are non-GMO plant based. For example, glycerin is from vegetable sources, and alginate is from seaweed.

It is advisable to minimize qii consumption for young children. qii contains caffeine which can cause restlessness and sleep disorder in young children.

No, qii contains xylitol, a sugar alcohol. Although xylitol consumption is safe for humans, a small amount for some pets can cause seizures, liver problems or be life threatening.

XyVita™ is our base formula that has been scientifically proven to promote good oral health. The main component of XyVita™ is xylitol which is non-fermentable by the caries-causing bacteria, Streptococcus mutans. This means that unlike other common sugars used in foods and drinks, xylitol is tooth-friendly and does not promote the development of cavities.

All products ordered prior to January 1st 2018 will ship mid-January 2018.