Hello again, savvy savers! Today finds us with a new product review, and this time the MorningPrep Xylitol Sweetner Review.
So to begin, what’s Xylitol?
- The American Dietetic Association touts use of xylitol as offering health benefits such as reduced glycemic response as compared with sucrose, increased absorption of B vitamins and calcium, and even a reduction in dental caries risk.
- People with blood sugar issues are use this product as a sugar substitute.
There are a few downsides to the product:
- Commercially available xylitol is produced by the industrialized process of sugar hydrogenation.
- In order to hydrogenate anything, a catalyst is needed, and in the case of xylitol, Raney nickel is used which is a powdered nickel-aluminum alloy, in other words a metal residue.
- Most Xylitol Comes from GMO Corn.
- Unless the label of a xylitol containing product specifically notes that it is from birch, beets or some other non GMO source.
- Xylitol Contributes to Gut Imbalance Sugar alcohols like xylitol are not broken down in the stomach like other sweeteners.
- Xylitol Xylitol can contribute to acid reflux problems. Chronic acid reflux is a serious problem that can lead to cancer of the esophagus and larynx.
- In addition, those who suffer from seizures of any kind should stay away from xylitol as it has been known to increase the frequency of epileptic attacks. Enough Xylitol in Two Pieces of Gum to Kill a Rat According to lab tests, a 100 gram rat can be killed by approximately 1.65 grams of xylitol about half the time.
One caveat: If you are going to use xylitol sparingly and therapeutically (not as a food), make sure it does not come from a GMO source like corn!