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According to a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, consumption of liquid erythritol by healthy volunteers, even in high doses (20 to 35 grams), was well tolerated and did not appear to cause any negative gastrointestinal symptoms.
Storey, D, Lee, A, Bornet, F, Brouns, F. Gastrointestinal tolerance of erythritol and xylitol ingested in a liquid. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2007;61(3):349.
The Drawbacks of Other Sugar Alcohols
When it comes to natural sugar substitutes, erythritol is the ideal. Other sugar alcohols just don’t measure up.
Let’s take a closer look:
• Sorbitol - Most people are intolerant and experience bloating, gas, and diarrhea.
Jain NK, Rosenberg DB, Ulahannan MJ, Glasser MJ, Pitchumoni CS. Sorbitol intolerance in adults. Am J Gastroenterol. 1985;80(9):678-81.
• Mannitol – This sugar alcohol may cause an allergic reaction and has a laxative effect.
• Maltitol – Maltitol causes gas and bloating. It is also very high on the glycemic index and spikes your blood sugar just as much as sugar!
• Xylitol – Xylitol still contains calories, and it is not ideal for baking due to its “minty” taste. Moreover, it is toxic to dogs and cats.
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