Do you have any information on a sweetener called XYLITOL?

Posted in Dietary FAQ

Do you have any information on a sweetener called XYLITOL? It's also called BIRCH SUGAR or THE ULTIMATE SWEETENER.
Other than the astronomical cost, it seems to good to be
true. It's sold through Miss Roben's, and also directly
by The Ultimate Sweetener, and it tastes and bakes almost
exactly like sugar.

They claim it's "Safe for Candida". I can find very
little reference to it on any of the Yahoo groups, other
than parents like me asking about it with little or no
response. It's not supposed to promote yeast reproduction,
but like many other sweeteners, it can cause GI distress
in some individuals, and it is not appropriate for those
with birch allergies. I suggest searching "xylitol" on
the web and seeing what you can find out,


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