Xylitol is a five-carbon sugar, this means that it is antimicrobial and can prevent the growth of bacteria. Unhealthy bacteria in the mouth has shown to increase cavities and periodontal diseases like gingivitis so contrary to table sugar, Xylitol aids teeth and the regeneration of gums. It is so beneficial for teeth that when used before bedtime and after brushing and flossing, the sugar will heal your gums and teeth as you sleep.
Another benefit of Xylitol is its anti-bacterial properties that can prevent middle-ear infection in children, it does this by blocking bacteria from attaching to cells within the body. Studies have also shown that Xylitol is beneficial to bone health with scientists speculating that this is a result of Xylitol aiding in calcium absorption within the intestine.
A natural insulin stabiliser, Xylitol assists with the bodies immune system and protects against degenerative diseases, further to being anti-aging.