Nature’s Choice Xylitol, 200g
- Sugar-free sweetener, also good for use in ice-cream
- Low glycemic index (GI) – does not cause spikes in blood glucose or insulin levels in the body, hence suitable for diabetics
- Weight loss-friendler sugar substitute
- A 2017 systematic review suggests that xylitol reduces the amount of S. mutans bacteria in the mouth, which reduces the amount of plaque and may help prevent tooth decay.A 2014 study examined the effects of xylitol on Porphyromonas gingivalis, which is the bacterium responsible for gingivitis, or gum disease. If left untreated, excess amounts of P. gingivalis can move into the bloodstream and lead to systemic inflammation.
In the study, scientists grew samples of P. gingivalis in a laboratory and added them to human cell cultures pretreated with xylitol. They saw that xylitol increased the production of immune system proteins and inhibited the growth of the bacteria.
[…]The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved xylitol as a food additive. Xylitol is generally safe, but like other sugar alcohols, it can cause digestive issues such as bloating and diarrhea in some people.
It is worth noting that xylitol can be very toxic to dogs. It is vital to store products containing xylitol in a safe place that pets cannot reach. Anyone who thinks that their dog has consumed xylitol should call their veterinarian immediately.
[…]The suitable dosage of xylitol can vary from person to person. A 2016 review found that adults can safely tolerate between 10 grams (g) and 30 g of xylitol per day, which they usually divide into several smaller doses. After the body adapts to xylitol, adults can consume up to 70 g per day without side effects.
Studies in children have used doses of up to 45 g of xylitol daily. Some research suggests that consuming around 5–6 g of xylitol per day may help reduce plaque-causing bacteria in the mouth.
However, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry say that more research is necessary before recommending xylitol to improve dental health in children.
(Excerpt from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324155#uses retrieved on 14/06/2020 07:57)
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