When I was at dental school we were told how good xylitol is for preventing tooth decay and were encouraged to recommend it to all of our patients who were at high risk of getting decay. But where to buy xylitol?
The dental school instructors didn’t seem to know where to actually buy xylitol and it wasn’t easily found in the shops. The sugar-free gums and other products containing xylitol that I was able to find had too small quantities of xylitol in them to be effective, so I didn’t recommend them.
It got awkward recommending xylitol to my patients, but not being able to tell them where they could find it, so I stopped recommending xylitol to them even though I knew it was highly effective at preventing tooth decay.
I mean, what’s the point of recommending using xylitol if they can’t find it?
Today, the situation hasn’t changed much. Most of the sugar free gum in the shops is still filled with sorbitol and mannitol, but very little xylitol.
Fortunately, thanks to the internet and a company that sells xylitol products online, finding good quality xylitol products is easy if you have access to a computer and an internet connection!
By the end of this article you will know what xylitol is, what the benefits of using it are, and most importantly how to get some for yourself.
Xylitol. The Essential Information:
- Xylitol is a natural alternative to sugar
- Xylitol prevents and reverses tooth decay
- Xylitol can help you lose weight
- Xylitol is not toxic
- Xylitol is good for diabetics
- Xylitol can be purchased online from Epic Dental
What is Xylitol?
Xylitol is a sugar found naturally in plant products like fruits and corn. Xylitol is even produced in the human body so you’re already used to processing xylitol and it’s not toxic.
Unlike normal sugar, xylitol can’t be used as a source of food by the bacteria on your teeth. Not only is it not a food source for bacteria, but it also prevents these bacteria from using other sugars as a source of food. As a result of having no food these bacteria die off before they can cause tooth decay. Great news for your teeth!
Benefits of Xylitol
In my earlier post I wrote about the benefits of using xylitol. The main benefit is for the prevention and reversal of tooth decay. The other big benefit (which may surprise you) is that xylitol can help you lose weight.
Yes, you read that right.
You can eat all the sweet snacks you want and not get tooth decay or put on weight if the sugar you use is xylitol!
Dental benefits of xylitol
Dental researchers recommend the intake of at least six grams of xylitol per day, ideally divided evenly across the day. This can be achieved by taking two grams of xylitol after each meal by chewing xylitol gum or xylitol mints.
When people use xylitol regularly, they notice their teeth feel better when running their tongue over them. This is because xylitol eliminates the sticky plaque that is produced by normal sugar.
Xylitol helps prevent and reverse tooth decay in three ways:
- Killing the bacteria that cause tooth decay
- increasing salivation which neutralizes the acidity of the mouth and prevents the tooth enamel from dissolving
- increasing the amount of calcium in the saliva which can then be used to replace the calcium that has been lost from the teeth from prior acid exposure
Xylitol for weight loss
Because xylitol tastes and looks like sugar, but has forty percent fewer calories than normal sugar you can substitute xylitol for normal sugar in your cooking without noticing much difference in taste and can expect to lose a significant amount of weight.
By eating xylitol in your meals like this, you will easily get the six grams of xylitol needed to prevent and reverse decay and you will also be drastically lowering your calorie intake and can expect to lose body fat.
There are some differences between sugar and xylitol that need to be allowed for when cooking with xylitol. For example xylitol won’t caramelize like sugar does and it can’t be used for making bread because xylitol won’t react with the yeast and make the bread rise. To make bread you need a fermentable sugar like normal sugar, glucose, or fructose.
Epic Dental sells a cookbook that will give you easy to follow recipes that use xylitol to make sweet, low calorie treats like cookies and ice cream that are good for your teeth and your waistline.
Xylitol for diabetics
Xylitol doesn’t cause high blood sugar like normal sugar does, so is particularly good for diabetics. If you are diabetic and have a sweet tooth, I highly recommend you consider using xylitol as a substitute for normal sugar.
Epic Dental. My preferred source of xylitol products
I recommend you try xylitol so you can see the benefits for yourself.
The problem is it’s difficult finding good quality xylitol products on the market. This is because xylitol is expensive and most companies choose to use ineffective quantities of xylitol and then pad their sugar-free products out with cheaper and less effective sweeteners like sorbitol, mannitol and aspartame in order to increase their profits.
It’s very difficult to get the recommended six grams of xylitol a day when using diluted products!
Epic Dental is a small business specializing in the production of high quality xylitol products including chewing gum, mints, toothpaste, and mouthwash. They also sell pure xylitol that is suitable for cooking with.
There are many reasons I prefer Epic Dental to source my xylitol, but the main reason is their products have the most xylitol in them. This makes it easy to get the six grams of xylitol you need to prevent tooth decay. I also like that they guarantee their products and their gums and mints taste the best.
Epic Dental uses pharmaceutical grade xylitol in all their products. The xylitol is extracted from corn that is not genetically modified and hasn’t been treated with chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Their xylitol is a completely natural product.
Epic Dental guarantees results
Epic Dental guarantees your satisfaction and they will refund you the cost of any unopened package if you are not happy for any reason whatsoever.
Not only that, but Epic Dental is so sure their products work that they even offer a money back guarantee that you AND your dentist will be impressed by the results if you use the six grams or more of xylitol a day as is recommended by dental researchers!
Click here to read more about Epic Dental’s guarantees.
Epic Dental will pay for the cost of shipping
Epic Dental will ship for free to any USA postal address if the order is over $50. If it is below $50, then it will cost about $7.
Don’t worry if you live outside of the USA though because Epic Dental will also ship to non-USA addresses. You just have to pay the shipping costs.
Information on Epic Dental’s postage policy can be found here.
Start your own business selling xylitol confectionery!
I believe xylitol is going to become increasingly popular as people become more aware of the fact that xylitol is safe to use, that it prevents tooth decay, and that it helps people lose weight.
Now would be a good time for a company to produce sweet treats made out of xylitol. Imagine selling sweets that don’t cause tooth decay or weight gain? Sounds like a product that might be popular?
There aren’t many opportunities these days where you can get in on the ground floor. I think the xylitol market is going to become huge when people and the media finally wake up to how amazing this stuff is.
If you are considering making your own xylitol treats commercially, xylitol can be bought in wholesale quantities from Epic Dental.
If you want to:
- Lose weight,
- Prevent tooth decay,
- Find a diabetic friendly sweetener,
- Make your own xylitol based confectionery commercially or for your friends and family
Head over to Epic Dental and order some xylitol.
I hope you are now as much of a fan of xylitol as I am! Xylitol really does prevent tooth decay and helps with weight loss. It amazes me that xylitol is so hard to find in the shops!
If you have a question on xylitol you’d like answered or want to share your thoughts on the subject, please do so in the comments section and I will get back to you.
Thanks for reading!