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Doctor insights on: Sorbitol Dangers

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What is sorbitol?

What is sorbitol?

Sorbitol: Also known as glucitol, is a sugar alcohol, which the human body metabolizes slowly. ...Read more

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How bad is sorbitol for you?

How bad is sorbitol for you?

No: Some will accelerate the GI tract motility causing diarrhea, but most sugar-alcohols are great diabetic substitute sweetener. They are less sweet than sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much sweeter. They do stimulate insulin, but less than glucose. ...Read more

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How long does it take for sorbitol to work?

How long does it take for sorbitol to work?

Sorbitol is a...: ... slow-metabolizing sugar alcohol derived from fruits, corn, and seaweed. What effect are you seeking from it? ...Read more

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How to know if you are allergic to sorbitol?

How to know if you are allergic to sorbitol?

Food allergy: The diagnosis of food allergy requires the presence of allergic antibody (ige) either detected by blood testing (rast) or skin testing and a history of reproducible symptoms following each ingestion. Sorbitol is too small a chemical to trigger ige production however, if symptoms occur every time you consume it, then you have an intolerance to sorbitol. Avoidance is the treatment for both condition. ...Read more

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What sorbitol is used in whitening toothpaste?

What sorbitol is used in whitening toothpaste?

Sorbitol is sweet: I am not sure what the question is but sorbitol is an artifical sweetener. It would not be helpful in whitening your teeth, just making the toothpaste taste better. Most whitening toothpastes use an abrasive to whiten teeth. ...Read more

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Is there any sorbitol based soap available in india?

Sorbitol soap: You should contact a family member or friend in India to find out. The pharmacies in the USA are unlikely to know. ...Read more

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Does getting sorbitol solution require a prescription?

Does getting sorbitol solution require a prescription?

No: It is over the counter and a prescription is not required. However, you should speak with your health care provider before taking if : stomach or intestine problems -an unusual or allergic reaction to sorbitol, fructose, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives -pregnant or trying to get pregnant -breast-feeding. ...Read more

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What is the difference between d-glucose and sorbitol?

What is the difference between d-glucose and sorbitol?

Completely different: Glucose is a basic sugar with calories to provide energy. Sorbitol is a non-absorbable sugar alcohol which is used to sweeten foods which are often labeled, sugar free. It causes bloating and diarrhea in some. Sugar free foods are not calorie free and often contain more fat to make them taste better. ...Read more

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What is sorbitol? Why is it in gum? Is it harmful to the body?

What is sorbitol? Why is it in gum? Is it harmful to the body?

Sorbitol: Sorbitol is found in fruits and also is added to gum. It is a simple and safe product even if you have diabetes. That said, if you do have diabetes and take sorbitol there might be a slight increase in your blood sugar. You should be able to take care of that. Note: If you really want to chew gum try sugar free gum! ...Read more