What is Xylitol?
Xylitol is a naturally occurring substance found in many fruits, vegetables, and even in the human body. It has a crystalline, granular structure similar to sugar. Its flavor is identical to sugar and has the same sweetness level with no unpleasant aftertaste. Unlike sugar and many of other substitutes, Xylitol has been clinically proven to benefit oral health by preventing cavities and minimizing the possibility of gum disease. It has even been proven to treat and prevent ear infections and keep the nasal passage clear of bacteria, allergens, and other contaminants.
The molecular structure of Xylitol is identical to sugar except it is missing one carbon molecule. Plaque Bacteria cannot metabolize Xylitol due to this missing molecule and starve.