Sugar Alcohols

Sugar alcohols, also known as polyols, are ingredients used as sweetners and bulking agents. They occur naturally in foods and can be found in plant products such as fruits and berries. Sugar alcohols are a popular sugar replacement that have fewer calories than regular sugar. This is because they are converted to glucose more slowly, require little or no insulin to be metabolized and don't cause sudden increases in blood sugar. Examples of sugar alcohols are mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, lactitol, isomalt, maltitol and hydrogenated starch hydrolysates (HSH). Sugar alcohols are often found in foods labeled 'sugar-free' as well as throat lozenges, toothpaste and mouthwash. They are present in dental care products because sugar alcohols do not cause tooth decay like sugar does.

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Products containing Sugar Alcohols

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Acai Lemonade Sugar Free Drink Sticks 28% off retail $4.32 NOW Foods Food Products
Acai Lemonade Sugar Free Drink Sticks 12 Sticks
12 Servings
Advantage Bar Mudslide (5 Bars) $12.93 Atkins
Advantage Bar Mudslide 1.70 Ounces
5 Servings
Advantage Triple Chocolate (5 Bars) 13% off retail $7.37 Atkins
Advantage Triple Chocolate 1.40 Ounces
5 Servings
ArginCor™ Medical Food $53.95 Metagenics
ArginCor™ Medical Food 700 Grams
Servings
Berry Energy Tea Sugar Free Drink Sticks 1.7 oz sticks 28% off retail $4.32 NOW Foods Food Products
Berry Energy Tea Sugar Free Drink Sticks 1.7 oz sticks 12 Sticks
12 Servings
Between Dental Gum Mint 37% off retail $14.98 Eco-Dent
Between Dental Gum Mint 12 Packets
6 Servings per Sleeve Servings
Between Dental Gum Wintergreen 35% off retail $15.48 Eco-Dent
Between Dental Gum Wintergreen 12 Packets
6 Servings per Sleeve Servings
Bronchipret For Kids 48% off retail $10.43 Sinupret By Bionorica
Bronchipret For Kids 3.38 Ounces
18 Servings
Cal Apatite Bone Builder® Chewable $24.24 Metagenics
Cal Apatite Bone Builder® Chewable 90 Tablets
30 Servings
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar (Case of 12) 1% off retail $34.38 Quest Nutrition
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar 2.12 Ounces
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Cautions Sugar alcohols may cause bloating and diarrhea, especially when consumed in large doses.