Green tea gum may help dry mouth
Georgia Health Sciences University researcher Stephen Hsu is seeing green.
His GRA VentureLab company, Camellix, is giving out free samples of green-tea based MighTeaFlow gum, which he and his team developed and studied in the laboratory. The gum delivers the green tea component EGCG, a potent anti-oxidant, and Jaborandi leaf. Based on Hsu’s laboratory studies, the combination appears to protect the salivary gland cells and naturally stimulate saliva production. Hsu believes the gum could prove to be an all-natural alternative treatment for dry mouth, which may affect as many as
50 million people in the U.S. The company is also working on a mouthwash, a toothpaste and even a dandruff shampoo, which will use oil-based EGCG and will eliminate harsh ingredients like sulfur and coal tar found in most dandruff shampoos. Read more here>