In The News: Magnolia Bark Extract Approved for Fighting Bad Breath

| 11/23/2011 11:50:26 AM

J.PattonWrigley, a giant in the world of chewing gum, has been given the go ahead to use magnolia bark extract in future bad breathing-fighting products, like chewing gum and mint confectionery products.

The news came on Monday, when the UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) announced that the extract was okay to use. Wrigley submitted an application in 2009, requesting the extract be evaluated for its safety for consumption by EU consumers.

This isn’t Wrigley’s first involvement with the extract, which comes from the bark of the plant Magnolia officinalis. In 2007, researchers from the company examined the compounds inside the extract for their bacteria-eliminating qualities. Their findings were encouraging. In the lab tests, the magnolia bark extract killed almost all of the oral bacteria it came into contact with, confirming it was useful in killing bad breath.

The bark of this tree may contain the solution to all of your bad breath woes.
Photo by AugustaGALiving/Courtesy

Magnolia bark extract has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. According to Natural News, it was once used to treat low energy, stress, anxiety and depression. It may even promote heart health.

However, Wrigley will not be able to cite any of these medicinal benefits in its advertisements. It will only be allowed to promote the extract’s combative powers against bad breath. Wrigley is not revealing their plans for any future products containing the extract.

Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

click me