Since Natch is a fully vegan product we incorporate calcium-hydroxyapatite (HAp) a version made from a naturally occurring form of calcium phosphate instead of bovine. It is actually the main mineral our teeth and bones are made of (approx. 97 of enamel & 70% of dentin). Studies have shown HAp to be an effective non-toxic alternative to fluoride that can equally help remineralize the enamel and reduce the risk of cavities and tooth erosion.
Quillaja Saponaria, the soap bark tree or soapbark, is an evergreen tree in the family Quillajaceae, native to warm temperate central Chile. Soap bark tree has a long history of medicinal use with the Andean people. With its naturally high level of saponins, this makes it an all-natural, and less harsh option for foaming than SLS, a foaming agent commercially used in toothpastes, detergents, and shampoo.
Guar gum, also called guaran, is largely farmed in India and Pakistan. It is extracted from guar beans in a similar manner to other natural seed gums that are created by milling the seeds of legumes or grains and is used as a thickening agent in food and medicine. This helps mix and hold our tabs together giving them a nice natural thick foamy feel.