Beneficial sweetness - Xylitol


for diabetics these having mycosis
taking care of teeth and gums
for the „fluffy” (fat)
those suffering from osteoporosis
those suffering from mucoviscidosis throat diseases

In nature, xylitol is widely diffused, though it occurs in small amounts. It can be found in some fruit, berries, mushrooms, hard wood (especially birch - hence Finns call it „the sugar of birch”) and corn cobs. In a handful of raspberries there is less than a gram of xylitol. Our organisms in their daily metabolim use xylitol, producing it in the quantity of 15 grams from various food sources.
Used in about 40 countries and confirmed by scientists to have multiple health advantages which are proved below.
Xylitol is slowly absorbed by the human body, achieving a caloric value 40% lower than other carbohydrates. For these reasons it has the following effect: the increase of the glucose level in blood and the organism reaction of insulin to the absorption of glucose (more than 60% of the insulin's serum less in the critical time of 30 minutes than for glucose or sugar) lessened indeed. In this way it is possible to reach the control of glucose's level in blood, lipides' level and the body weight.
Discovered in 1891 xylitol has been applied since the 60s of the XXth century. In a number of countries it is a popular with diabetics substitute for sugar. The FDA and JEFCA , the advisory organs of the WHO and FAQ affirmed that there was no limit for the intake of xylitol (ADI - an acceptable daily dose), which means, that it is entirely safe irrespective of the amount consumed daily.
More than 25 years of research confirms, that xylitol is the best substitute for  sugar for teeth. Using xylitol reduces the degree of tooth deterioration both the high risk (a considerable extent of dentition's damage) and low risk groups (the lack of caries symptoms and well-cared for teeth). The research, which met with the approval of 6 national dentist's associations revealed, that 4 to 12 grams were enough for complete and lasting tooth protection. It efficaciously replaces, thanks to the rise in PH reaction in the mouth, breath fresheners, too.
The abundant influence of xylitol is not only seen in restraining the development of the bacteria from Streptococcus mutan's species causing caries, but as well as those from Streptococcus pneumoniae bringing about an acute inflammation of the middle ear.
However the researchers from Iowa, proved, that xylitol, could be a means of protection against bacterial infection of the lungs and bronchial tubes among people having mucoviscidosis.
Xylitol is highly recommended for people wishing to slim down (without an asceting person denying himself or herself sweets) due to the fact that it supplies the organism with 40% less calories than sugar, and it is 100% as sweet as sugar; its unquestionable virtues are: decreasing the demand for insulin and germicidal properties.
Xylitol makes mineralization (absorbing minerals by the organism) easier e.g. the absorbtion of calcium by bones, so it has an aiding effect with osteoporosis.
Xylitol is a white, crystalline substance, which looks and tastes like sugar. It differs from other sweetening substances like sorbitol, fructose or glucose, which has 5 instead of 6 atoms of carbon, the result is that it gives an alkaline and not an acidic like sugar reaction (it destroys bacteria and does not cause their development).
Xylitol, which has had more than1500 scientific studies is produced merely from natural sources (e.g. Only from the birch in Finland).

Compare of saccharoze and xylitol:

saccharoze xylitol
  • causes an acid reaction in the organism, frees bacteria and cancerous cells well, disrupts hormonal balance
  • giving an alkaline reaction in the organism has a germicidal effect, stabilizes the alkaline-acidic balance
  • is conducive to the development of fungi and saccharomycete in the organism (mycosis, candidiasis etc.)
  • slows the development of fungi and saccharomycete down
  • can cause hypoglycemia and weight gain leading to diabetes and obesity
  • has the glycemic index fourteen times lower than sugar (the lower IG the lower sugar level after eating)
  • „washes away” mineral salts and vitamins from the organism (taking calcium away from bones contributing to osteoporosis)
  • makes mineralization easier (e.g. absorbing calcium by bones)
  • brings about the teeth's caries, periodontum inflammation, paradentitis
  • counteracts caries, strengthens enamel, protects gums
  • is a factor in causing the failure of the immunological (and autoimmune) system
  • strengthens the immunological system
  • a chemical compound, has an effect like a drug, to which one is addicted, hard to digest, giving „empty calories” brings about weight gain
  • almost less caloric than sugar by half at the same time brings about decreasing hunger for sweets
  • speeds up the aging process
  • has the property of retarding the aging process, also effective for constipation
  • is conducive to the process of many diseases (e.g. There is a clear-cut connection between sugar's consumption and illnesses of the heart, circulation, coronaries.)
  • is recomended in the diabetics' diet, for people with disrupted glucose tolerance and insulin resistance
  • it is advisable for: „dryness of the mouth”, „perleches in the corners of the mouth”, upper respiratory tract's infections, nose and throat inflammations
  • applied for the inflammations of the middle ear, preventively against bacterial pneumonia and bronchitis, mucoviscidosis, hyperacidity, eliminates unpleasant smell from the mouth
  • heals and repairs


Xylitol is applied as a source of energy for people after a physical exercise. While glucose is hard to absorb, xylitol helps to improve the general metabolic form. It stops the fall of muscular mass, by a strong katabolic effect, which xylitol displays, and also by burning fat and helps with insuline level stabilization. Xylitol permits  easy control of weight for people on diets. It slows down the emptying of the stomach, which strengthens the feeling of satiety, this way it reduces food consumption in general. Xylitol is not completely absorbed, and the caloric quantity in it is 40% lower in comparison to sugar. Also, the beginning of the alimentary canal, i.e. The mouth cavity and teeth, are in specially good healthy condition thanks to the use of xylitol. Xylitol, operating as a source of slowly absorbed and long-lasting energy to be used by the organism, when mixed with faster working carbohydrates, increases the ability to keep secondary energy and sets in motion the routes of glycogen's creation and protein building. For people, trying to strengthen the processes of anabolism and to weaken katabolism xylitol can be very helpful. Xylitol shows strengthening ATP, the increase of freeing and using up fat, the replenishing of glycogen as well as anabolic, anti catabolic, and at last antioxidizing effects, allowing one to fight the feeling of the cardiac muscle's tiredness. Xylitol metabolism activates antioxidative gluthatione system, which removes free radicals and reduces oxidizing damage to muscles and blood cells. It happens this way, because red blood cells absorb xylitol in a flash. The essential enzyme of dehydrogenase is inside red blood cells, which exchanges xylitol for L-Ksylulose as a part of the glucuronic cycle. Then NADPH is created, which is essential to keeping gluthatione working.