DHC Xylitol Chewing Gum


Xylitol – A natural sugar substitute that does not cause gum disease

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Xylitol Chewing Gum- Mint flavour

Xylitol is a natural sugar substitute that does not cause gum disease.

Purpose and Use:
Xylitol is a natural sugar molecule found in small quantities in various fruits and vegetables including the bark of the birch trees, raspberries, strawberries, yellow plums , cauliflower and others. It is also a natural intermediate product which is formed during human glucose metabolism.  Xylitol’s sweetening ability is similar to sugar (sucrose) and it is used as a sweetener in the food industry.  It does not depend on insulin for metabolism but produces the same amount of energy, which is useful in diabetic foods.

Xylitol is used for the prevention of dental cavities (decay) and is the most effective sugar substitute for protecting teeth from decay.  Xylitol is commonly used as a sweetener in sweets and chewing gum.  Trials indicate that taking xylitol orally is safe to at least 90g per day.

Xylitol doesn’t kill the bacteria, it merely causes the bacteria to detach from the soft tissue (mucosal) wall, allowing the body to remove it with natural secretions, thereby down-regulating bacterial load.

Xylitol reduces the bacterial population significantly by interfering with energy and acid production, leaving the bacteria unable to adhere to each other or tissues.  A side effect of xylitol chewing gum studies was a 40 percent reduction in ear infections.  Laboratory studies using a five percent xylitol solution reduced adherence of Strep pneumonia to nasal cells by 68 percent and Haemophilus influenza by 50 percent.  The osmolarity of xylitol reduces swelling and pulls water from the tissue to wash the area.

None known. Pregnancy and Breast Feeding: Considered safe to use during these times.

Adverse Effects:
There are no known contraindications in interactions with this product. May cause slight laxative eefect.


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