GUM Canker-X Gel is a soothing, aloe-based gel for canker sores. This product by Sunstar is what we are reviewing today.
Canker sores form on the soft tissue on the inside of the mouth. These cuts or lacerations are usually like little ulcers – they are open and yellow or grey, encircled by a red ‘outline’. They can form due to stress, dental braces and other dental aids, fatigue, autoimmune deficiencies, vitamin shortages and a host of other factors. They are distinct from cold sores, which form on the outside of the mouth due to the Herpes virus.
Canker sores are, for the most part, inconvenient. Left untreated, they take about two weeks to heal. These lacerations can affect speech, swallowing and eating.
What’s in Sunstar GUM Canker-X Gel?
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Aloe Vera Water
- Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP)
- Propylene Glycol
- PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
- Xanthan Gum
- Potassium Sorbate
- Sodium Benzoate
- Disodium Edetate
- Benzalkonium Chloride
- Saccharin Sodium
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Glycyrrhetinic Acid
- Aloe Vera Gel
It is apparent that both natural and synthetic ingredients have been used. As promised by the manufacturer, Aloe is the star ingredient. Aloe is an incredible antibacterial agent and a botanic with one of the most soothing properties. The great thing about aloe is that it has a gentle action as well. We therefore concur with the manufacturer that the gel forms a protective barrier which keeps the wound germ-free. In the process, healing is stimulated efficiently. Aloe Vera is packed with amino acids, enzymes and amino acids. It also contains polysaccharides and anti-inflammatory agents. This bodes well for a quick healing time.
Synthetic water binders and preservatives make up the gel. This barrier created by the gel is essential to keep out bacteria and other irritants, which could prevent the wound from closing up quickly.
Our research indicates that this gel is probably not a preventive agent. Essential vitamins and nutrients that would have helped long-term mouth wellbeing are missing.
How Do You Use Sunstar GUM Canker-X Gel?
Wash your hands. Then apply the gel to the sore with a finger. Allow it to set for a few minutes. Do not move your mouth, eat or drink during this time. Due to the largely herbal formulation, the product is safe for those of all ages.
You can buy one tube of gel for $6.95 from the manufacturer online. At the time of this review, there was a discount and the product was selling for $5.21 on the product website.
Is There A Guarantee?
The 30-day returns policy only applies to defective products or incorrect shipments. This is therefore not a satisfaction guarantee. Your return should also be preauthorized by customer service before the time.
The Conclusion Of Our Sunstar GUM Canker-X Gel Review
The product is quite cost-effective and gets some reviews in the very good range. Aloe Vera is a good main base ingredient as it protects and soothes simultaneously. It is also very gentle.
The gel is not all-natural though and based on our research, we don’t think it will prevent the recurrence of canker sores. Should you be prone to repeat attacks, it would be best to buy a vitamin-loaded supplement and use it with the gel. Vitamin B-12 rich supplements are best for this purpose.
The other issue is that you cannot use this product risk-free. If this bothers you, consider using another product.