Xylitol mint brand comparison

I use xylitol mints for dental health when I'm out-and-about and unable to use a xylitol powder rinse. However, different brands have different additives and sources, so I've contacted each company to compare their products:

Recommended xylitol mints:

Photo of XYLA Peppermint Xylitol Mints
XYLA Peppermint Xylitol Mints
Available on store.xylitolusa.com

Also available in fruit punch, lemon lime, licorice, cocoa mint, and wintermint flavors.

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Positives:
  • minimal additives
  • the xylitol comes from birch grown in North America
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

Xylitol, natural peppermint oil, natural coloring.

Xylitol USA told me that "natural coloring" is from beets.

Photo of XyloBurst Peppermint Xylitol Mints
XyloBurst Peppermint Xylitol Mints
Available on focusnutrition.com

Also available in ginger, licorice, and wintermint flavors. Make sure to get the mints that come in tins, the other flavors (berry and cinnamon) and containers have more ingredients, and their xylitol is from Chinese corn husks.

Positives:
  • minimal additives
  • the xylitol comes from birch grown in the US (and occasionally Europe)
Negatives:
(none)
All ingredients:

Xylitol, natural peppermint flavor and natural hibiscus powder.

XyloBurst told me that the "natural peppermint flavor" is just peppermint oil.


Other xylitol mint brands:

Epic Dental Peppermint Xylitol Mints

Also available in cinnamon and fresh fruit flavors.

Positives:
(none)
Negatives:
  • unnecessary additives
  • the xylitol comes from corn (which is fine, and non-GMO), but probably comes from China
All ingredients:

Xylitol, gum acacia, natural flavors, magnesium stearate.

Epic Dental told me that "natural flavors" is just peppermint extract.

Ice Chips Peppermint Xylitol Mints

Also available in berry mix, cinnamon, coffee and cream, cranberry, eggnog (blech!), immunity support, lemon, licorice, margarita, menthol eucalyptus, orange cream, pina colada, pumpkin spice, root beer float, spearmint, strawberry daiquiri, and wintergreen flavors.

Positives:
  • the xylitol comes from birch, which is probably from the US or Europe
Negatives:
  • unnecessary additives
All ingredients:

Xylitol, peppermint oil, potassium bitartrate, calcium stearate.

Nature's Sweet Life / Nature's Sunshine Peppermint Xylitol Mints
Available on naturessunshine.com

Also available in lemon flavor.

Positives:
(none)
Negatives:
  • unnecessary additives
  • the xylitol comes from corn (which is fine, and non-GMO), but comes from various countries including China
All ingredients:

Xylitol, calcium lactate, magnesium stearate, gum arabic, natural flavor (peppermint oil), glazing agent (beeswax).

Peppersmith Fine English Peppermint
Available on ebuygum.peppersmith.co.uk

Also available in lemon & peppermint or eucalyptus & peppermint flavors.

Positives:
  • the xylitol comes from birch and beech trees, probably from North America or Europe
Negatives:
  • unnecessary additives
All ingredients:

Xylitol, calcium stearate, gum arabic, peppermint oil, carnauba wax.

Xlear Spry Power Peppermints
Available on store.xlear.com

Also available in cinnamon, lemonburst, and berryblast flavors.

Positives:
(none)
Negatives:
  • unnecessary additives
  • the xylitol comes from corn (which is fine, and non-GMO), but comes from China
All ingredients:

Xylitol, calcium lactate, magnesium stearate, gum arabic, natural flavor (peppermint oil), glazing agent (beeswax).

Zellies Cool Mint Xylitol Mints
Available on zellies.com

Also available in cinnamon, spearmint, and cool fruit flavors.

Positives:
(none)
Negatives:
  • unnecessary additives
  • the xylitol comes from a mix of different sources including corn, birch and hardwoods (which is fine), but the corn source probably comes from China
All ingredients:

Xylitol, natural peppermint flavor, natural menthol, magnesium stearate, stearic acid.

Xylitol mints that are no longer available:


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