I was interested to find out what are some of the best keto-friendly gums to use for me to review.
Using some keto-friendly gum can help give you fresh breath confidence if you experience some bad breath during keto-adaptation. Also if you are looking for a nice taste if you have a dry mouth.
So I went out researching online for what are the highest rated & most recommended keto gum products and brands available to buy online.
Table of Contents
- The Top 7 Best Keto Gums in 2020
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Related Products
The Top 7 Best Keto Gums in 2020
Here is a list of recommended low carb chewing gum products for you to compare.
1. Pür Gum
Pür gum is made with European sourced Xylitol made from sustainabliy grown birch and beech trees. All ingredients used in the gum are non-GMO certified and contain no corn derivative. The product is certified diabetic-friendly, vegan, nut and peanut-free, soy-free and sugar-free. There are 8 different flavor options that are all naturally sweetened to taste good. These would help curb carb-cravings if you need something sweet tasting, but with no net carbs. (ref)
2. Zellie’s Gum
Zellie’s is a good low-carb chewing gum brand that prides itself on not using genetically modified ingredients. It was founded by dentist Dr Ellie Phillips in 2005. The gum is Kosher, soy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free. It comes in the four common flavors. The pieces come in a resealable packet. The Xylitol is sourced from US birch and hardwood. The flavor will aid in reducing dry mouth feeling and keto breath. They also donate 1% of sales to Gift of Healthy Teeth Fund. (ref)
3. Simply Gum
Simply Gum uses natural chicle as a base for the gum which makes it unique. The product does use a small amount of raw cane sugar and organic rice flour. What I like are the unique flavor options like coffee, caffiene, maple and ginger. If you need something to help with any sweet cravings then chewing on one of these pieces might help. (ref)
4. The Humble Co. Chewing Gum
The Humble Co. is a Swedish dental product company that produces other eco-friendly dental accessories. The gum base is made non-gmo chicle and the gum is aspartame-free. It is confusing with the 70g carbs/100g nutrition lable, but that is not per chewing piece. The carbs are fiber and and will not be eaten as net carbs to affect your level of ketosis. They advertise they are diabetic and keto-friendly option due to the no added sugars and 0g total sugars. (ref)
5. Epic Dental Xylitol Gum
Epic Dental states they use the most Xylitol per piece of gum out any brand of xylitol chewing gum in the US. The pieces come in a blister pack for easy storage and travel. The four flavor options are peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon and fresh fruit. If you want an option that has the most sugar alcohol for sweetness then Epic gum is a good option. (ref)
6. Spry Xylitol Gum
Spry is a popular sugar-free gum with ingrendients from China and the USA. The origin of ingredients might not suit some. The portable tube is handy for needing some gum to freshen your keto breath on the go. The interesting flavor this brand has is green tea gum. (ref)
7. XyloBurst Gum
XyloBurst uses Xylitol from non-GMO corn, which could be an issue for some. The ingredients are sourced from China and the USA. You get 100 pieces, which means a tub will last a long time. There are some strange flavor option like Bubblegum and Wintergreen for someone who wants something different to chew on. (ref)
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Gum Kick You Out of Ketosis?
Yes, if you chew on several pieces of gum that has added sugars this will count to your net carb intake and can potentially kick you out of ketosis.
Can Aspartame Kick You Out of Ketosis?
No, aspatame is a low-calorie artificial sweetner and will not raise your blood sugar levels. However, there is controversy in the ketogenic diet community if aspartame is one of the good artificial sweetners to consume.
Does Gum Spike Insulin?
No, chewing sugarless gum was shown by research not increase blood levels of insulin or glucose.
How Long Does Keto Breath Last?
Keto breath can last from 10 days up to six weeks during the keto-adaptation period, which varies person to person according to Dr Sara Gottfried MD.