No, qii isn’t actually “the world’s first functional drink for oral health” but it is expanding its line of plaque-fighting beverages with the addition of 3 new flavors. The company announced the new flavors in a press release yesterday.
The new flavors are:
- White Peach
- Lychee Tea
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Qii, and products like it, are made with xylitol, which is a sugar alcohol widely used as an artificial sweetener. Xylitol is thought to “fight” tooth decay both by “starving” the bacteria that produce dental plaque and by increasing salivation.
But qii also has another trick up its sleeve. Soft drinks, coffee and sports drinks tend to be acidic; qii was specially formulated to be pH-neutral. The drink’s creator claims it is proven to reduce plaque by more than 50%. (We were unable to find that study ourselves.)
This story was inspired by a press release distributed to media. No one at LisaBarger.com was compensated directly or indirectly for writing it. No one at LisaBarger.com received free samples of qii to review. Image of qii were provided by the company.