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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

/xy·li·tol/ (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.

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.

xylitol

[zī′litôl]
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 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.

xylitol (zīˑ·l·tôl),

n a slowly-metabolized carbohydrate used as a sugar substitute for the prevention of cavities. Has been used to prevent inflammation of the middle ear. No known precautions.

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.

xylitol,

n a low-calorie sweetener that reduces caries activity and the growth and transmission of
S. mutans.

xylitol

an alcohol formed by the reduction of l-xylulose.
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Caries prevention with xylitol lozenges in children related to maternal anxiety.
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Although Xylitol USA offers retailers contract packaging services for any of its Xyla brand products, Rhodes noted that it requires that the Xyla name be used on the packaging so consumers are assured they are getting North American hardwood xylitol.
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First extracted from birch trees in Finland in the 19th century and subsequently from beet and maize to allow mass production, xylitol is a naturally occurring sweetener found in the fibres of many fruits and vegetables.
But the process is expensive, and the resulting xylitol must be imported, primarily from Finland and China.
Xylitol actually inhibits the growth of oral bacteria and is a common ingredient in sugarless mints and chewing gums.
Xylitol is found in nature in a variety of fruits, berries, and vegetables.
XTI holds a license for a patented process to convert xylose into ethanol and xylitol, developed by researchers at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory and the University of Wisconsin.
According to Xethanol, Xylose holds a license for a patented process to convert xylose into ethanol and xylitol.