|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value*|
|Xylitol (Sugar alcohol) 3 g||†|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value Not Established
‡ These supplement facts may vary from the product you receive. Please call for exact numbers.
Other Ingredients: None
Free of: Soy, Dairy, Yeast, Gluten, & Additives
Directions: As a dietary supplement, take 3 grams (3/4 tsp) up to two times daily, or as directed by a physician. Use as a sweetener that does not promote tooth decay.
Warning: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications or have any medical condition consult your physician before use. For human consumption only, harmful to dogs. Mild laxative effect with excessive consumption, reduce intake or discontinue use if this occurs. Keep out of reach of children.
Xylitol is one of eight sugar alcohols and occur naturally in some fruits and vegetables. It is a low-calorie sugar substitute that contains 2.4 calories per gram compared to four calories per gram of sugar. Xylitol sweetener is a good option for individuals trying to control their blood sugar. For example, its glycemic index (GI) is only seven compared to sugar’s 60-70. GI measures how rapidly blood sugar rises after eating foods. Using sugar substitutes may provide other benefits as well, such as assisting with weight loss and supporting oral health. Many sugar-free gums, mints, and toothpaste use xylitol sweeteners.
Sugar alcohols are food additives that have a similar sweetness to sugar but with far fewer calories. People can use them to sweeten foods and beverages without experiencing a blood sugar spike. Like fiber, sugar alcohols are low-digestible carbs. It also acts as a fuel source for good gut bacteria. Xylitol is one of the most common sugar substitutes as its flavor is very similar to standard sugar.
Xylitol is a weight loss-friendly sugar substitute as it contains about 40% fewer calories. Using xylitol sweeteners in place of sugar in recipes and beverages dramatically reduces the number of calories consumed. The intestines can’t fully absorb xylitol as they can sugar. In addition to fewer calories, xylitol’s effects on blood sugar and insulin are negligible, making it a good option for individuals watching their blood sugar.
Unlike sugar, xylitol doesn’t contribute to tooth decay, and many oral hygiene products use it for that reason. Some studies report that xylitol is effective at preventing tooth decay. Plaque bacteria are one of the leading causes of tooth decay. They rely on glucose as a fuel source but will consume xylitol if glucose isn’t available. One the bacteria ingest xylitol, they can no longer consume glucose. They can’t use xylitol for energy and eventually die, thus reducing the bad bacteria levels in the mouth. Once study noted that participants chewing gum with xylitol experienced a 27-75% reduction in bad bacteria. Xylitol can also starve other bacteria, such as those that cause ear and yeast infections.
Xylitol is one of the most common sugar substitutes used in sugar-free products, and most individuals tolerate it well. However, sugar alcohols pull water into the intestines, and consuming too much at once may cause mild gastrointestinal side effects, such as bloating, gas, or diarrhea.
Individuals looking for the best sugar substitute have several options. Which they prefer comes down to their preferred tastes. Some sugar substitutes are sweeter than others. They all have slightly different flavor profiles, too. Xylitol is one of the closest in flavor to standard sugar. However, PureBulk carries several other substitutes, including:
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*NOTE: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.