RenaGum™ is a new approach to helping people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) maintain normal phosphate levels. RenaGum™ is a medical food that is not another pill or tablet you need to swallow. It is a pleasant tasting chewing gum formulated with chitosan, which is a well known and safe dietary binding agent. Maintaining normal phosphate levels in people with CKD is critical and controlled by diet restriction and phosphate binder drugs prescribed by a physician. These prescribed binder drugs are either in pill or powder form taken during a meal and work to bind phosphate in the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines).
RenaGum™ is a sugar-free gum that is chewed for 15 minutes after a meal. It works with phosphate binder drugs and is not a replacement for these binders. It is for use as an integral component of the dietary and clinical management of kidney (renal) disease and must be used under the supervision of a physician.
Each piece of RenaGum™ uses non-allergenic (no shellfish) chitosan which allows it to be considered vegetarian/vegan and Kosher-certified (Star-K). RenaGum™ uses natural ingredients, no preservatives and is proudly made in the U.S.A.