Frequently Asked Questions

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Our shampoos are safe for colored hair.

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One difference between our products and others is that we work very closely with dental and medical professionals to research and develop the best products for our customers.  We have considered the caffeine factor, and specifically request for green tea extract that contains minimal amount of caffeine.  Each piece of chewing gum or lozenge contains less than 1 mg of caffeine, compare to 100-200 mg in a cup of coffee. 

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We have launched the all natural MIGHTEAFLOW™ gum which can be purchased through our website, www.camellix.com . Please contact your local pharmacy if you are interested in purchasing this product through retail chains. Our all natural MIGHTEAFLOW™ lozenge will be introduced in the first quarter of next year and will also be available through our website, www.camellix.com.

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If you are a denture wearer or have difficulty in chewing gum, we offer the all natural MIGHTEAFLOW™ lozenges that will be your best option. The lozenge contains the same ingredients found in all natural MIGHTEAFLOW™ gum. Allow the lozenge to slowly melt in your check pouch or under your tongue for best results in salivary output.

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Tenths of millions of Americans have inadequate salivary flow or composition, and lack the cleansing, lubricating, and protective functions of saliva. Based on years of scientific studies and clinical trials by Dr. Stephen Hsu’s team and others, it has been shown that ingredients in these all natural MIGHTEAFLOW™ Dry Mouth products protect salivary gland cells and enhance salivary flow without causing adverse reactions or side effects that are often associated with prescription drugs. In addition to prescription medications, products that contain Xylitol have been approved by the FDA to alleviate dry mouth symptoms. Xylitol is a natural carbohydrate sweetener that is found in plants such as raspberries, corn, oats, mushrooms and the birch tree and has been shown to lower rates of tooth decay, gum disease, and plaque in dry mouth patients. Unlike these products that only rely on Xylitol, all natural MIGHTEAFLOW™ is based on the patented Permeate Technology that uses a combination of Green Tea Polyphenols jaborandi extract, and Xylitol to gently and naturally stimulate salivary flowand inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria. Green tea polyphenols are known to protect the salivary gland cells from inflammation, oxidative stress, and autoimmune reactions, and jaborandi leaf have been used for centuries by South American Indians as a chewing herbal medicine. All natural MIGHTEAFLOW™ has been shown to increase salivary output in mild to severe dry-mouth or salivary dysfunction conditions, without side effects.

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Yes. Two prescription medications are classified solely to increase saliva production: Salagen and Evoxac. Both drugs are saliva stimulants that impact the central nervous system. They are most frequently prescribed for patients with severe dry mouth (xerostomia) caused by cancer treatments and the autoimmune condition Sjogren’s syndrome. These medications have many side effects and can cause excessive sweating in conjunction with increased saliva. Taken three times daily, these drugs will treat the dry mouth symptom but not the underlying cause. The symptoms vary from sweating, nausea, runny nose, flushing, frequent urge to urinate, dizziness, weakness, diarrhea, and blurred vision.

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Many steps can be taken to alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth. Because tooth decay and gum disease are more likely to occur if you have a dry mouth, it is recommended to be extra careful about maintaining good oral hygiene habits, consisting of brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, also after snacking and before bedtime, moderating the frequency of eating between meals, flossing after snacking and before bedtime, using a toothpaste and alcohol-free mouthwash that contains fluoride, using a moisturizer on your lips to minimize irritation, and visiting your dentist for a check-up and cleaning at least twice a year. The use of a humidifier to increase the humidity in your home, especially at night, is also a good idea.

 
Eating a healthy diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables and limiting your sugar intake in foods and beverages is highly recommended. Drink water frequently or chew ice chips to keep your mouth moist and loosen mucus. Moisten foods with broths, olive oil, or butter. Eat soft foods that are cool or at room temperature. Avoid salty, spicy, and dry foods. Avoid acidic beverages, such as fruit juices and drinks containing alcohol or caffeine. Quit smoking.
 
Dry mouth is a symptom caused by side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications. At times your physician can change a certain medication to alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth. Ask your physician to prescribe a chemically different version of the medication. If no alternative is available, then the use of artificial saliva products or all natural salivary flow enhancers, such as MIGHTEAFLOW™ Dry Mouth gum and lozenges, is recommended.
 
In severe cases of dry mouth, your dentist or physician may also prescribe Salagen or Evoxac, drugs that increase the production of saliva. Although they increase salivary output, both of these drugs have many adverse side effects. The option of using a natural salivary stimulant in combination with the antioxidant capabilities of green tea makes all natural MIGHTEAFLOW™ Dry Mouth gum and lozenges a healthier choice.
 
Chewing all natural MIGHTEAFLOW™ Dry Mouth gum after a snack or meal can stimulate salivary flow, clearing food from the mouth and neutralizing plaque acid. You can also chew this delicious gum any time when you feel dryness in the mouth or when you are exercising or playing sports. Unlike the currently available dry mouth products that only rely on Xylitol, this formula, based on the patented Permeate Technology, uses a combination of Green Tea Polyphenols, Pilocarpus jaborandi extract, plus Xylitol. The synergistic effect of these extracts naturally stimulates salivary flow. Scientific evidence demonstrates that green tea extract protects the salivary gland cells from inflammation, oxidative stress, and autoimmune reactions. This product can help conditions from mild to severe cases of dry-mouth or salivary dysfunction, without side effects. Stimulated saliva also contains higher concentrations of bicarbonate, helping it to buffer plaque acid and fight tooth decay and gum disease.
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Many steps can be taken to alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth. Because tooth decay and gum disease are more likely to occur if you have a dry mouth, it is recommended to be extra careful about maintaining good oral hygiene habits, consisting of brushing your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, also after snacking and before bedtime, moderating the frequency of eating between meals, flossing after snacking and before bedtime, using a toothpaste and alcohol-free mouthwash that contains fluoride, using a moisturizer on your lips to minimize irritation, and visiting your dentist for a check-up and cleaning at least twice a year. The use of a humidifier to increase the humidity in your home, especially at night, is also a good idea.

 

Eating a healthy diet filled with fresh fruit and vegetables and limiting your sugar intake in foods and beverages is highly recommended. Drink water frequently or chew ice chips to keep your mouth moist and loosen mucus. Moisten foods with broths, olive oil, or butter. Eat soft foods that are cool or at room temperature. Avoid salty, spicy, and dry foods. Avoid acidic beverages, such as fruit juices and drinks containing alcohol or caffeine. Quit smoking.

 

Dry mouth is a symptom caused by side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications. At times your physician can change a certain medication to alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth. Ask your physician to prescribe a chemically different version of the medication. If no alternative is available, then the use of artificial saliva products or all natural salivary flow enhancers, such as MIGHTEAFLOW™ Dry Mouth gum and lozenges, is recommended.

 

In severe cases of dry mouth, your dentist or physician may also prescribe Salagen or Evoxac, drugs that increase the production of saliva. Although they increase salivary output, both of these drugs have many adverse side effects. The option of using a natural salivary stimulant in combination with the antioxidant capabilities of green tea makes all natural MIGHTEAFLOW™ Dry Mouth gum and lozenges a healthier choice.

 

Chewing all natural MIGHTEAFLOW™ Dry Mouth gum after a snack or meal can stimulate salivary flow, clearing food from the mouth and neutralizing plaque acid. You can also chew this delicious gum any time when you feel dryness in the mouth or when you are exercising or playing sports. Unlike the currently available dry mouth products that only rely on Xylitol, this formula, based on the patented Permeate Technology, uses a combination of Green Tea Polyphenols, Pilocarpus jaborandi extract, plus Xylitol. The synergistic effect of these extracts naturally stimulates salivary flow. Scientific evidence demonstrates that green tea extract protects the salivary gland cells from inflammation, oxidative stress, and autoimmune reactions. This product can help conditions from mild to severe cases of dry-mouth or salivary dysfunction, without side effects. Stimulated saliva also contains higher concentrations of bicarbonate, helping it to buffer plaque acid and fight tooth decay and gum disease.

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Without the protective effect of saliva resultant from a chronic reduction in salivary flow, many symptoms can be observed including difficulty in chewing, speaking, and swallowing; tooth decay, erosion, and gum disease; drying soft tissues causing painful mouth sores; bad breath; chapped lips; sore throat; hoarseness or dry nasal passages, discomfort or alterations in fit of full dentures; and altered taste which can lead to failure to thrive. Although varying degrees of symptoms exist, patients with most severe cases complain in feeling as if their mouth is filled with sandy peanut butter.

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Although saliva is composed of 98% water that originates from the blood, 2% consists of important components such as antibodies, electrolytes, mucus, growth factors, antibacterials, antifungals, and various enzymes. Within the salivary glands, networks of capillaries surround the salivary ducts. Blood filters through these capillaries where special duct cells take up blood fluid, over 2000 different proteins, and other molecules mixing it with salivary products and forming saliva. Saliva is important in protecting our mouth from microbes and other invaders, it promotes food digestion, it helps heal wounds, it cleanses food particles from between the teeth, lubricates and protects the teeth, the tongue, and the tender tissues inside the mouth, it normalizes the acidity resultant from bacterial waste products that initiate tooth decay and gum disease, helps remineralize tooth enamel, and plays an important role in lubricating and tasting food.