Xylitol is a normal intermediate product of xylose metabolism, pure xylitol, the shape is white crystal or white powder crystal. In nature, it is widely found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, cereals, mushrooms, and plants such as wood, straw, and corn cobs. It can be used as a sweetener, nutrient and pharmaceutical and widely used in chemical, food, pharmaceutical and other industries.
The effect of xylitol
Xylitol is used as a sweetener, nutritional supplement and auxiliary therapeutic agent for diabetics: Xylitol is an intermediate in the metabolism of carbohydrates in the human body. When the lack of insulin in the body affects glucose metabolism, xylitol can also be used without insulin promotion. Through the cell membrane, it is absorbed and utilized by the tissue, promotes the synthesis of glycogen in the liver, provides nutrition and energy for the cells, and does not cause the blood sugar level to rise, and eliminates the three symptoms of diabetes after taking it (polyphagia, polydipsia, polyuria) , is the most nutritious sugar substitute for diabetics.
improve liver function
Xylitol can promote the synthesis of glycogen in the liver, and the blood sugar will not rise. It has the effect of improving liver function and anti- fatty liver in patients with liver diseases. It has obvious curative effect in the treatment of persistent hepatitis B, chronic hepatitis B and cirrhosis. Ideal adjuvant medicine for patients with disease.
The anti-caries properties of xylitol have the best effect among all sweeteners. First, xylitol cannot be fermented and utilized by bacteria that produce dental caries in the oral cavity, inhibiting the growth of streptococci and acid production; secondly, when chewing xylitol , can promote the secretion of saliva, more saliva can not only wash the bacteria in the mouth and teeth, but also increase the concentration of basic amino acids and ammonia in saliva and dental caries spots, and at the same time slow down the decline in the pH value of the oral cavity, and the acidic substances that damage teeth are neutralized And dilution, inhibit the adsorption of bacteria on the surface of teeth, thereby reducing the acid erosion of teeth, prevent dental caries and reduce the generation of plaque, and strengthen teeth.
weight loss function
Xylitol provides energy for the human body, synthesizes glycogen, reduces the consumption of fat and protein in liver tissue, protects and repairs the liver, reduces the production of harmful ketone bodies in the human body, and does not worry about gaining weight due to consumption. It can be widely used in food, medicine, light industry and other fields. Compared with ordinary white sugar, xylitol has the advantage of low calories - each gram of xylitol contains only 2.4 calories, which is 40% less than most other carbohydrates, so xylitol can be used in various In a diet food, it is used as a substitute for high-calorie white sugar.
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