Xylitol is a natural alcohol found in most plant materials, including numerous fruits and vegetables. It is extricated from birch wood and made into medicine.
Xylitol is utilized as a sugar substitute and in sugarless gums, mints, and different confections. It is also utilized to prevent otitis media in children, and as a sugar substitute for individuals with diabetes.
Xylitol is a component of chewing gums and other products for dry mouth and oral hygiene. It tastes sweet but in contrast to sugar, it isn’t changed to acids while in the mouth. It cannot lead to tooth decay. It decreases microorganisms in saliva and furthermore acts against certain microbes that cause ear infections.
Do not give Xylitol to people with the following conditions:
Take extra caution in patients with the following medical conditions:
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding
There are no known interactions with Xylitol.