Xylitol is naturally occurring in many of the fruits and vegetables we eat on a daily basis. Once extracted and processed it yields a white, crystalline granule that can be used in any recipe that calls for sugar. It's good for your teeth, stabilizes insulin, and hormone levels promote good health and have none of the negative side effects of white sugar or artificial sweeteners. It contains only 2.4 calories per gram and is slowly absorbed as a complex carbohydrate. Xylitol looks like sugar, tastes like sugar, and is the same sweet as sugar, making it the ideal natural sugar replacement.
Xylitol is a natural insulin stabilizer, therefore it doesn't cause a spike in blood sugar and actually helps reduce sugar and carbohydrate cravings. There is a growing consensus among anti-aging research that maintaining low insulin levels is one of the keys to a successful anti-aging program.
Xylitol has no known toxic levels, though excessive use might cause a mild laxative effect which resolves as the body's enzymatic activity adjusts. A large percentage passes through the body before the carbohydrates are absorbed, thereby making it safe for diabetics or anyone pursuing a healthy lifestyle.
The vast majority of Xylitol on the market is imported from China, comes from corn, or both. Xylitol Canada prides itself on producing the finest quality Xylitol derived entirely from North American-grown hardwood trees.