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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
I am allergic to sorbitol, an ingredient in nearly every gum today. Is there any regular sugar gum out there?
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
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
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
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
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
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. Aspartmae is an artifical sweetener. ...Read more
Sorbitol and xylitol: Are types of sugar that don't promote tooth decay. Aspartame is a sweet tasting food protein that is used as a sugar substitute. All three are normal food substances and your body metabolizes (burns) them just as it does all other foods. They are not dangerous and don't need to be flushed away. You're OK and don't need to worry about them. ...Read more
Fast enough: Some of my teammates will disagree, but I'm unimpressed with the much-touted dangers of these three sweeteners. Some folks do seem allergic to aspertame. If you want to believe the scare stories and still eat sweet stuff while avoiding refined sugar and corn syrup, rediscover natural fresh fruit. Especially, don't let anybody sell you a "purge" to rid of you of past artificial sweeteners. ...Read more
Toothpaste without sorbitol or other "mint" flavors? What can use for toothpaste without ruining the taste of breakfast?
Try this: Brush and floss without any toothpaste before breakfast. Then 15 minutes to 30 minutes after eating breakfast, brush and floss with the toothpaste of your choice. If you can't find a toothpaste that you like, don't use toothpaste. It is not a necessary ingredient to keeping your teeth clean and healthy. Try tom's of maine, it is one of the more natural, organic and mild toothpastes around. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers