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xylitol

 [zi´lĭ-tol]
a five-carbon sugar alcohol derived from xylose and as sweet as sucrose; used as a noncariogenic sweetener and also as a sugar substitute in diabetic diets.

xy·li·tol

(zī'li-tol),
An optically inactive sugar alcohol; often used as a sugar substitute in diabetic diets; the synthesis of xylitol from l-xylulose is blocked in individuals with idiopathic pentosuria.

xylitol

(zī′lĭ-tôl′, -tōl′, -tŏl′)
n.
A sweet white crystalline alcohol derived from xylose, C5H12O5, used in gum and oral health products to inhibit bacteria that cause caries and as a dietary sugar substitute.

xy·li·tol

(zī'li-tol)
An optically inactive sugar alcohol; often used as a sugar substitute in the diets of patients with diabetes.

xylitol

A polyol sugar alcohol found in plums, strawberries, raspberries, and birch trees that reduces the growth of Streptococcus mutans and the resulting acid production which is the most important cause of dental caries. Xylitol-sweetened chewing gum has also been found effective in preventing OTITIS MEDIA.

xy·li·tol

(zī'li-tol)
An optically inactive sugar alcohol; often used as a sugar substitute in diabetic diets; synthesis of xylitol from l-xylulose is blocked in patients with idiopathic pentosuria.
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When dogs eat something containing xylitol, the sweetener is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream and can trigger a surge of insulin from the pancreas.
The agency also urged dog owners to check food labels to know the xylitol content in it, especially if the product is labeled low-sugar or sugar-free.
Yogurts were processed with the addition of different sweeteners (sucrose, stevia, and xylitol) at different proportions according to a single centroid blend design with three replicates at the center point, as shown in table 1 (NETO & SCARMINIO; BRUNS, 2003).Yogurts were prepared following the method proposed by the yeast manufacturer.
Conclusion: In the current study, natural strict 25% xylitol toothpaste used daily reduced the caries process, carious lesions, caries risk and cariogenic bacteria.
sweet ricotta doughnuts INGREDIENTS Vegetable oil for deep frying 250g ricotta cheese 45g gluten-free flour blend (mix 175g mixture of half white rice flour with half brown rice flour, 175g potato starch and 150g tapioca flour/ starch) 1/8th level tsp xanthan gum 1 level tsp gluten free baking powder 1tbsp Total Sweet Xylitol Finely grated zest 1 lemon 1 egg, beaten, 1 egg yolk For the cinnamon dusting: 2tbsp Total Sweet Xylitol 1tsp cinnamon METHOD 1.
A study on Sprague-Dawley rats were done to determine the effects of xylitol on blood glucose and glucose tolerance.
Up to now there has not been a method to deliver Xylitol safely into your gum pockets, where this harmful bacteria thrive.
On January 9, 2014, a large flock of free-flying, wild Cape sugarbirds (Promerops cafer) were exposed to a bird feeder containing a 21.8% mass/vol xylitol (Health Connection Wholefoods, Cape Town, South Africa) solution mixed with water.
The company distributes Xlear, a patented nasal spray with xylitol. In order to provide multiple delivery options for the xylitol saline solution, Xlear developed a nasal rinse bottle, nasal rinse packets, and a child-friendly nasal spray.
Hebeatol Plus is based on xylitol esters, which have broad antimicrobial activity, and may act alone or in synergy with other nontraditional preservatives, and is an ideal alternative for formulating cosmetic and personal care products.
Thus, various studies have demonstrated the potential of use of fermentable sugars, such as glucose and xylose, in the biosynthesis of products like ethanol and xylitol.