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Xylitol All Natural Health Products
by Nature's Provision

 

Sugar Substitutes, All Natural Xylitol
for Fighting Diabetes, Dental Health


Sugar Substitutes from Nature,
discover the wonderful benefits of xylitol
for fighting diabetes. Low glycemic
index and slow metabolic release.


Xylitol:

40% Fewer Calories than sugar Reduce and Prevent Ear Infections
Combat Diabetes and Hypoglycemia Remineralize Tooth Enamel
Inhibits Yeast & Bacteria Reduce Plaque by raising oral pH
Low Glycemic Index of 7    
Metabolism Uses Minimal Insulin    
Inhibits Cavities    

"Gum That Stops Cavities. Secret Ingredient: A sweetener that bacteria hate."
Prevention Magazine December 2000 Issue Pg. 42

"What is Xylitol?"

Four countries: Germany, Switzerland, Japan and Russia have successfully used xylitol sugar substitutes for the past 35 years in fighting diabetes. Xylitol products are all-natural sugar substitutes made from the wood polyol xylose. Xylitol has been found to be a normal intermediate substance in the human metabolic process. It's already in your body! Xylitol products as sugar substitutes are completely safe. In 1986 the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), a scientific advisory board of prestige to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization (WHO), assigned an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) of "not specified" for xylitol sugar substitutes. The "not specified" category is the safest rating that JECFA can give. The Scientific Committee for Food of the European Economic Community (EEC) also gave xylitol the "acceptable" rating for dietary uses. Xylitol as sugar substitutes has a low glycemic index of 7 and is slowly metabolized providing a slow steady release of energy with minimal affects on baseline blood sugar and insulin levels. Xylitol is ideal for the fight to control diabetes. Also, xylitol inhibits bacteria that can cause infection. For persons with diabetes, this is very important. Stay away from sugar and try xylitol today, you'll be glad you did. Why use artificial, chemical sugar substitutes? Go natural with xylitol!
How to use Xylitol:
There are many applications that use xylitol. Look for products that use xylitol as the primary sweetener and that encourage chewing or sucking to keep the xylitol in contact with your teeth. The best products are 100% xylitol sweetened. Try xylitol granules in hot and cold drinks, on cereal, as a topical sweetener and in your favorite recipes replacing sugar in equal amounts since xylitol is just as sweet as sugar.
How Much?
Studies show between 4 to 12 grams of xylitol daily is very effective for dental benefits. That is about 6 to 14 gums or 7 to 18 mints per day. Keeping track of your xylitol intake is easy. You can begin with as little as two pieces of gum or two mints four times a day for a total of four to five grams. It is unnecessary to use more than 20 grams per day.
How Often?
If used only occasionally such as once per day, xylitol may not be effective regardless of the amount. Use xylitol at least three, and preferably five to seven times every day.
Timing
Use immediately after eating and rinsing the mouth by swishing water, if possible. Between meals, use xylitol products in place of ordinary chewing gum, breath mints or breath spray. The key is to consistently use small amounts frequently throughout each day.
Clinical Studies:
In one randomized double-blind study, 850 day care children in Oulu, Finland with a history of recurrent Ear Infections were randomly put into five groups: chewing xylitol gum 5 times a day, swallowing xylitol syrup five times daily or sucking on a xylitol lozenge five times daily. There were two placebo groups; one took gum the other syrup. At the end of the ear infection season, the children in the xylitol syrup group had 32% fewer ear infections than the placebo syrup group. The children in the xylitol chewing gum group had 40% fewer episodes of ear infections than the placebo gum control group. The xylitol lozenge group showed fewer instances of ear infections but not a statistically significant reduction probably because the lozenge did not stay in the mouth long enough to be effective. Gum was chewed for at least five minutes five times daily. Regular xylitol use inhibits Streptococcus mutans and streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria that are responsible for tooth decay and ear infections respectively.
In August 1987 a 12-month study was performed on a sample of 433 8 and 9 year old Montreal schoolchildren with a high cavities rate from low social-economic areas. The children were divided into three groups: one chewed gum with 65% xylitol content, another chewed gum with 15% xylitol content and the control group did not chew gum. Teachers who supervised the gum chewing for five-minute intervals distributed the gum three times daily. The results showed a 55% reduction in the net decay progression for the children in the two chewing gum groups at the end of twelve months. Additionally, the net decay progression for the 65% xylitol gum group was significantly reduced compared to the 15% xylitol gum group. The results showed a 33% reduction in the net decay progression for the children in the 65% xylitol gum group in comparison to the 15% xylitol gum group. This suggests a directly proportional relationship of xylitol concentration to decreased cavity progression and occurrence.
These findings are similar to those performed as part of the Turku sugar study during a twelve-month clinical study. This Finnish study was conducted to determine the impact of xylitol versus sucrose chewing gum on cavity incidence. The researchers reported a cavity reduction incidence of 83% in the xylitol chewing gum group compared to the sucrose group. (Scheinin et. al., 1975)
Article References:
1. Peldyak John DMD, XYLITOL Sweeten Your Smile, by Advanced Developments Inc., 1996.
2. By Mitchel L. Zoler Philadelphia Bureau, Medscape. From Pediatric News 31(12): 16, 1997.
3. Kandelman D., Gagnon G. Abstract from J Dent Res 66(8): 1407-1411, August, 1987.
4. Xylitol and Upper Respiratory Infections Uhari M, Kontiokari T, Koskela M, Niemela M. Xylitol chewing gum in prevention of acute otitis media: double blind randomized trial. BMJ 1996 Nov 9, 313(7066):1180-4. (Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland.)
5. Xylitol and Adherence of Nasal Bacteria Kontiokari T, Uhari M, Koskela M. Antiadhesive effects of xylitol on otopathogenic bacteria. J Antimicrob Chemother 1998 May; 41(5): 563-5. (Department of Pediatrics, University of Oulu, Finland.)

 
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