Cheap Unnecessary Additives That Thicken, Stabilize, And Increase Shelf Life.
The most widely-seen example is Xantham Gum.
No Ingredients Or Products Containing Gums.
The most common gum is xantham gum, a thickener and emulsifier. It is a byproduct of a certain bacteria that ferments simple sugars in (often GMO) soy, wheat, or corn. This byproduct is a slimy substance that gets dehydrated, processed, and turned into a powdered ingredient.
For many people, including ourselves, gums can be a gut irritant and lead to digestive discomfort.
Many people have asked if our non-dairy milks have gums (like guar and xantham gums) in them. They don't. See "Pure Non-Dairy Milks."