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Zellie’s Improves Oral Health with All-Natural, Sugar-Free Gums, Mints and Candies

Now available in convenient tins and blister packs, Zellie’s helps strengthen teeth and freshens breath with 100 percent natural xylitol

AUSTIN, TX (May 28, 2014) – Zellie’s Inc. – a family-owned producer of gums, mints and candies sweetened with 100 percent natural xylitol – today introduced new packaging and a shorter ingredient list as part of the company’s continued commitment to produce the purest and best-tasting xylitol-based gums, mints and candies available anywhere.

“As a dentist in England, I realized the prevalence of untreated dental health problems in both children and adults around the globe,” said Dr. Ellie Phillips, founder of Zellie’s and oral health care advocate. “I have since dedicated my life to teaching that tooth decay and gum disease are preventable. Maybe more importantly, there is a connection between oral health and general health, and good nutrition and effective oral care can provide far more benefits than just a healthy smile.”

Dental Health in the US

According to the latest reports on periodontal disease from the Journal of Dental Research, 70 percent of adults age 65 and older suffer from gum disease. Another study from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research shows that nearly 60 percent of adolescents age 12 to 19 have decay in their permanent teeth. These oral health issues are preventable and treatable, and with Zellie’s great-tasting, all-natural gums, mints and candies, easier to address. Sweetened entirely with xylitol, a natural ingredient that actively helps strengthen teeth and freshen breath, Zellie’s is helping turn around these staggering oral health statistics.

Benefits of Xylitol

All-natural xylitol is a healthy alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. It tastes like sugar but with 40 percent fewer calories. Plus, regular use of xylitol helps strengthen teeth, prevent decay, freshen breath and heal early cavities. Unlike sugar, xylitol does not feed bacteria that produce harmful acids that cause tooth decay. Instead, xylitol actively promotes healthy teeth and gums by stimulating salivary flow, which aids in the remineralization of tooth enamel. A 2006 study published in the Journal of Dental Research, shows that six to 10 grams of xylitol daily, in frequent small doses, helps reduce dental plaque and limits damage from plaque bacteria. Other studies have shown that xylitol can also limit damage from dry mouth and acidity. Zellie’s uses xylitol derived from sustainably harvested hardwoods and non-GMO corn husks for a 100 percent natural alternative to sugar.

The Zellie’s Difference

In addition to all-natural xylitol, Zellie’s products are made with a short list of only the purest ingredients and meet strict vegan, kosher and diabetic dietary requirements. In 2014, Zellie’s took its “Promise of Pure Goodness” one step further by eliminating titanium dioxide, an ingredient no longer necessary in its production process. Additionally, Zellie’s products are GMO free, soy free, dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, aspartame free, glycerin free and contain no artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners or preservatives.

Zellie’s gums, mints and candies (MSRP $2.49-$9.99) are available in peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon and fresh fruit flavors. With 100-count gum jars, 250-count mint jars, and now, gum blister packs and mint travel tins, there’s a Zellie’s product for everyone and every lifestyle.

To further promote oral health education and prevention programs, Zellie’s established the Gift of Healthy Teeth Fund in 2013. Zellie’s contributes 1 percent of gross sales to the fund and invites consumers to contribute to the fight against preventable tooth decay and gum disease.

Zellie’s products are available at regional retailers, including Wegmans, Central Market and select Whole Foods locations, as well as online at www.Zellies.com. To learn more about Zellie’s, the power of xylitol or the Gift of Healthy Teeth Fund, visit www.Zellies.com.

Those interested in wholesale opportunities may reach out to Zellie’s directly at 1-855-373-5543 or wholesale@zellies.com.

About Zellie’s, Inc.

Manufactured in the United States, Zellie’s is a family-owned producer of gums, mints and candies sweetened with 100 percent natural xylitol. Zellie’s was founded in 2005 by dentist and oral health advocate Dr. Ellie Phillips to promote the proven benefits of xylitol, a natural sweetener that helps strengthen teeth and freshen breath. Zellie’s products are available online and in retail locations throughout the United States, including Wegmans and Whole Foods. Zellie’s is headquartered in Rochester, New York and Austin, Texas. To learn more about Zellie’s and the power of xylitol, visit www.Zellies.com.

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