Is Erythritol Better Than Xylitol?
Erythritol has the following advantages over xylitol:
1. Erythritol is the erythritol natural sweetener without calories, and xylitol has calories.
2. Erythritol has higher tolerance dose than xylitol. All sugar alcohols will cause diarrhea if eated too much, so there is a problem of tolerance dose, and erythritol has the highest tolerance in human body.
3. The average glycemic index and the average insulin index of erythritol are lower than those of xylitol, so erythritol has less influence on blood glucose and has antioxidant activity.
4. Many sugar alcohols will bring a cool feeling when they are eaten. This cool feeling comes from the process of dissolving and absorbing heat. When they dissolve, they will absorb the heat in your mouth, so we feel cool. The degree of coolness of each product is expressed by the coefficient of heat of dissolution and absorption, and erythritol has the highest heat of dissolution and absorption, so its coolness is the highest.
5. In terms of production process, erythritol is the only sugar alcohol produced by fermentation method, and this method used by erythritol supplier is closer to natural transformation and extraction. The other sugar alcohols are produced by hydrogenation, so the production process is different.
6. Erythritol basically does not absorb moisture, while other sugar alcohols have different degrees of moisture absorption, and the non-hygroscopic feature helps enlarge its application field.
7. Xylitol is mainly used in the fields of candy and medicine in Europe. Although xylitol is prescribed in FDA and European regulations to be added appropriately, excessive intake of xylitol will cause symptoms such as blood sugar rise and diarrhea.
In addition to the above 7 advantages of erythritol, erythritol is slightly better than xylitol in preventing tooth decay, and erythritol has more significant effect than xylitol in inhibiting the growth of streptococcus mutans and biofilm formation. Also, it has more application amount than xylitol in toothpaste and mouthwash.
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