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Anti-aging Research > Xylitol
News & Research:
Effect of natural sweetener xylitol in preventing tooth decay still unproven
- Science Daily, 3/26/15 - "they found low quality
evidence that levels of tooth decay were 13% lower in those who used a
fluoride toothpaste containing xylitol for three years, compared to those
who used a fluoride-only toothpaste. For other xylitol-containing products,
such as xylitol syrup, lozenges and tablets, there was little or no evidence
of any benefit"
Top 4 Ways to Beat Bad Breath - ABC News, 4/30/14 -
"the bacteria species that dominate the tongues of
those with healthy mouths are different than the species that inhabit the
tongues of those with bad breath. One of the prime bacteria offenders is
strain of streptococcus, but recent research has shown that consumption of
probiotics reduces streptococci counts significantly ... While eating yogurt
is a good way to get probiotics in your diet, you might consider a simple
supplement to boost your probiotic counts. Both Flora Udo’s Choice and
Garden of Life offer a good basic probiotic supplement ... chewing xylitol
gum actually decreases the amount of those same stinky streptococci
bacteria" - See
probiotic products at Amazon.com
and xylitol gum at Amazon.com.
- Big Xylitol
Trial Finds Scant Benefits in Adult Caries - Medscape, 1/16/13 -
"In the X-ACT trial, 691 participants aged 21
through 80 years consumed five 1-g xylitol or placebo lozenges a day for 33
months. Researchers counted the decayed and filled surfaces of their teeth,
where decay penetrated the enamel (D<2FS), at baseline and at 12, 24, and 33
months ... the crude annualized D<2FS increment in the xylitol group was
2.69 compared with 2.98 in the placebo group, a 10% lower increment.
However, this difference did not reach statistical significance ... other
research has led him to believe a larger dose (6 - 10 g/day, in 2 - 3
applications) is more efficacious, at least in children ... Xylitol is not a
magic bullet, but that doesn't mean it doesn't work at all ... In addition,
xylitol chewing gum may have a mechanical effect of scrubbing plaque from
teeth or might stimulate saliva flow more that lozenges ... One reason the
researchers chose lozenges in their adult population is that chewing gum is
less socially acceptable among adults ... A few patients seem to get caries
no matter what you do ... You have to throw everything you have at them"
- Note: I've always felt that people were wasting their time with the
lozenges because it's not getting the xylitol to where it needs to be in an
effective way. The study should have been done with the gum. I'll bet that
85% of the xylitol from lozenges goes down your throat without even touching
most of the teeth. If you're going to pay the bucks for the study, do it
My dentist recommended xylitol gum to prevent cavities.
Basically the bacteria eat it thinking it's sugar but end up starving from lack
of calories. The same theory supports using it to prevent halitosis.
Here's some research on:
8 Ways to Get Rid of Bad Breath - WebMD - "While anything that makes you
salivate will improve your breath, a gum that is sweetened with xylitol is
your best option. Xylitol is a sugar substitute that not only increases
salvation but also works to prevent bacteria from replicating in the mouth"
The science of xylitol: How it negatively impacts the bacteria that cause
Xlear Spry Peppermint Gum, 600-Count (Made with 100% xylitol)
Sweetener May Cut Cavities in Kids - WebMD. 7/9/08
Popular sweetener is toxic for dogs - USA Today, 3/18/07
Sugar Substitute Xylitol Reduces Risk Of Cavities - Science Daily,
- Simple Sugar May
Prevent Lung Infections in CF Patients
- Medscape, 10/12/00
Effects of Xylitol on Blood Glucose, Glucose Tolerance, Serum Insulin and
Lipid Profile in a Type 2 Diabetes Model of Rats - Ann Nutr Metab. 2012
Jul 20;61(1):57-64 - "The data of this study suggest
that xylitol can be used not only as a sugar substitute but also as a
supplement to antidiabetic food and other food products"
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