'Sugar' Your Dentist Would Approve Of!

Booked in for one too many fillings? Sugar is usually the culprit for tooth decay, but there’s no need to sacrifice your sweet tooth for the sake of the rest of your mouth. Let us introduce you to erythritol - your all natural, sugar-free sweetener with all the taste of sugar and zero calories.

A Tooth-Friendly 'Sugar'

In contrast to sugar, which notoriously causes tooth decay, erythritol actually limits the growth of bacteria in the mouth, reducing the risk of cavities. In addition, the sweetener makes it harder for plaque-forming bacteria to stick to the teeth in the first place.

More Effective than Xylitol

Erythritol has been found to be more effective against cavities than Xylitol, another natural sweetener used in products like chewing gum. In one study, children who used erythritol for 3 years had less plaque formation and fewer decayed teeth than children who used xylitol or sorbitol.

Where does Erythritol come from?

Not to be confused with artificial sweeteners, erythritol is a naturally occurring polyol, or sugar alcohol, found in pears and grapes. Erythritol is used to make our all-natural Sukrin Sweeteners.

How are Sukrin Sweeteners made?

Sukrin Sweeteners are 100% natural products, free from additives, artificial colours and preservatives. They do not affect blood sugar or insulin levels in the body, making them perfect for diabetics.  

Sukrin Sweeteners are produced in Norway using erythritol sourced from non-GM cornstarch from France. The erythritol is produced through a natural fermentation process using the same method used to make wine and yoghurt. No traces of yeast remain at the end of this process, making it entirely safe to use Sukrin Sweeteners, even if you are intolerant to yeast, fungi or candida.

Erythritol is safe to consume and has no harmful side effects

Following extensive clinical studies, erythritol has been certified safe for consumption as a sugar substitute. Erythritol has the status of 'Generally Recognised As Safe' (GRAS) from the FDA and is widely used in many other countries like Japan, Mexico, USA, Canada and throughout the European Union.

A full report reviewing biological and toxicological studies around erythritol can be accessed here.  

Sources: 

http://www.decodedscience.org/erythritol-made-manufacture-low-calorie-sugar-substitute/42248

http://sukrin.com/en/sukrin/scientific-studies/

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15914983

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19777305?dopt=Abstract

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/766577