Sweet-X Xylitol is a naturally-occurring sweetener found in many fruits and vegetables, and is even produced by the human body during normal metabolism of glucose. Xylitol is a perfect sugar substitute if you are looking to cut sugar and calories out of your diet. Xylitol is the sweetest of all the polyols. Xylitol does not contribute to tooth decay. NuNaturals Sweet-X Xylitol comes in bulk sizes.
NuNaturals Sweet-X Xylitol is Non-GMO.
Xylitol is an organic compound. This sugar alcohol is used as a naturally occurring sugar substitute found in the fibres of many fruits and vegetables, including various berries, corn husks, oats, and mushrooms. It can be extracted from corn fiber, birch, raspberries, plums, and corn.
Xylitol is as sweet as sucrose (table sugar).
Yes. Is is as sweet as sugar but will not raise blood sugar levels. Possessing approximately 40% less food energy, xylitol is a low-calorie alternative to table sugar. Absorbed more slowly than sugar, it does not contribute to high blood sugar levels or the resulting hyperglycemia caused by insufficient insulin response.
While Xylitol is completely safe for humans and other animials, it is toxic to dogs.
It has been known to cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in dogs. Recently it has been discovered that it can cause acute liver disease and a coagulopathy (inability to clot the blood). A study found that 0.5g/kg or more of ingested xylitol can cause liver failure.
Signs of toxicity can be seen as quickly as 30 minutes after xylitol ingestion in dogs. The xylitol causes a rapid release of the hormone insulin, causing a sudden decrease in blood glucose.
The following symptoms may result when a dog consumers Xylitol: Vomiting, Weakness, Ataxia (uncoordinated movements), Depression, Hypokalemia (decreased potassium), Seizures, Coma, Liver dysfunction and/or failure.