Sugar Alcohols - a reduced calorie sweetner that can be sweet and then turn on you!

LadyLouAnn
By LadyLouAnn Latest Reply 2014-03-17 21:16:35 -0500
Started 2014-03-17 17:45:40 -0500

Examples of sugar alcohol are:

Erythritol, Glycerol (also known as glycerin or glycerine) ,hydrogenated starch hydrolysates
isomalt, lactitol, maltitol ,mannitol , sorbitol
xylitol
Even though they are called sugar alcohols, they do not contain alcohol.
Sugar alcohols can have a laxative effect or other gastric symptoms in some people, especially in children.
I found out the rough way that I am one of the people who react with major gastric upsets and it's painful on the guts and your
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Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-03-17 21:16:35 -0500 Report

I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience with sugar alcohols, or polyols as they're also known. Unlike sugar substitutes, polyols contain some carbohydrate so it's important to read the food label. Often people can tolerate one serving of a food containing a polyol, but several servings can cause gas and bloating. I'm glad you brought this up! ~Lynn @Glucerna

msann
msann 2014-03-17 21:08:39 -0500 Report

HEY LADYLOUANN THEY GIVE ME BAD REACTION ALSO GO TO THE BATHROOM DIARRHA I CANT TOLERANT THEM!!!