Natural Gum

What is LUV GUM’s key ingredient?
Natural Chicle Base from the Jungles of Mexico and Central America.  Our chicle base is all natural, and ethically sourced.

What is Chicle?
Chicle is a wild-harvested sap, from the Chicozapote tree.  This means that it grows naturally and is collected without harming the tree.

What is the difference between Chicle and Gum Base?
Chicle = Tree Sap. It could not be simpler than this.
A ‘Gum-Base’ is a cocktail of synthetic ingredients such as polyisobutylene (a petroleum based rubber used to make the inner tubes of tires) and polyvinyl acetate – more commonly known as “white glue”, lanolin (humectants in hand creams), polyethylene (plastic bags), polyvinyl acetate, petroleum waxes, stearic acid, and latex may be among the components. Well … you get the point. What is incredible is that all these ingredients are typically NOT listed in the ingredient statements, and hidden behind a simple term: Gum Base.

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Is the is LUV-GUM Chicle biodegradable?
Yes! The natural chicle is biodegradable and does not harm the environment as the synthetic gum bases