Nutritional Supplements Library
What is xylitol?
Xylitol is a sugar substitute not only low in calories but may also help prevent dental caries. xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar. On food labels, xylitol is classified broadly as a carbohydrate and more narrowly as a polyol. Because xylitol is only slowly absorbed and partially utilized, a reduced calorie claim is allowed: 2.4 calories per gram or 40% less than other carbohydrates.Xylitol has 40% less calories than sugar.Xylitol has been used in foods since the 1960's. It is a popular sweetener for the diabetic diet in some countries.
What is the effective dosage of xylitol supplementation?
The effective dosage of xylitol supplementation 4 to 12 grams per day.
What is the benefit of xylitol supplementation?
• Xylitol is used as artificial sweetener.
• It may prevent tooth decay.
• It is absorbs more slowly than sugar.
What are the side effects of xylitol supplementation?
No major side effects have been reported with reasonable amounts of Xylitol sweetener. Excess consumption may lead to mild diarrhea.