Xylitol chewing gum

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by John99, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. John99 Banned Banned

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    I know there has to be some gum with xylitol, or better yet erythritol. I am certain i have seen some but it was awhile ago before i was interested in finding some.

    What other foods contain these sweeteners...anyone know?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erythritol

    Thanks.
     
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  3. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    interestingly they mostly sell xylitol chewing gum in Finland. It's hard to find any other one.

    Still remember to have trouble finding xylitol chewing gum in the US.

    Also popular are xylitol tablets for kids, on which they can suck after a meal.
     
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  5. MetaKron Registered Senior Member

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    That last is actually frightening.

    I don't have any trouble finding xylitol chewing gum here in the U.S.
     
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  7. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    yeah, but you have to look.

    did you know xylitol is a mind control substance. I read an unpublished report once. Of course this research was buried deep beneath the academic bureacracy.
     
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  8. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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  9. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    for which part of the post?
     
  10. October Registered Member

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    That's why BA never will fly again.
     
  11. John99 Banned Banned

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    Can you tell us which ones?

    I didnt know that, it is supposed to be an ideal substitute for sugar with erythritol being the best.
     
  12. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    Icebreakers gum has xylitol. And it rocks. Mint flavor that makes your head explode.

    Problem with xylitol being that it's recently been linked with cancer, yes? Although I do wonder if they shoveled the equivalent of gallons per day of xylitol into rats like they did with saccharine.
     
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    it has?

    wasn't that another sweetener?
     
  14. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    Ah.
    You're right. It wasn't Xylitol. It was Aspartame which is a secondary sweetener in Icebreakers.
     
  15. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    pfew!!!

    I use large quantities of xylitol.

    Apparently the only serious side effect is the shits.
     
  16. John99 Banned Banned

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    Trident White Gum.

    thats good to know.
     
  17. maxg Registered Senior Member

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    The other "problem" (depending on what you hope to accomplish by using it) is that it's not a low calorie sweetner--it is lower than sugar but has more calorie's than maltitol (which is probably the most common sugar alcohol in US foods) and certainly a lot more than Splends or Aspartame.

    It's also poisonous for dogs for some reason.
     
  18. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    thats good to know.
     
  19. John99 Banned Banned

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    No i dont need it to lose weight, just taste good and not have bad side effects. I can just as easily use sugar but Xylitol seems to be hyped by 'independant' sources as being one of the top two synthetics sweeteners.
     

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