MALTITOL

J.R.
By J.R. Latest Reply 2008-05-31 02:23:48 -0500
Started 2008-05-30 11:38:06 -0500

I FIGURED OUT MY GAS PROBLEM. IT'S CAUSED BY MALTITOL. WHAT DO OTHERS THINK ABOUT MALITOL?


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JP - 14811
JP - 14811 2008-05-31 02:23:48 -0500 Report

Malitol, ewwww I look at labels of everything for it. Causes most dreaded stomach aches and accompanying other issues (you know what I mean)… It's evil I tell ya!! LOL

tmana
tmana 2008-05-30 11:51:00 -0500 Report

Malitol is a sugar alcohol, in the same class as sorbitol, mannitol, and erythrotol. Sugar alcohols are nutritive sweeteners (that is, they have calories), but they are digested differently than normal sugars.

In high concentrations, sorbitol is a prescription laxative.

Some people are highly sensitive to the GI and laxative effects of sugar alcohols, even at low concentrations.

In short, your conclusion makes sense.

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