D-Xylose is a white crystalline powder that is easily dissolvable in water. This product has the same sweet flavor as glucose and can improve the flavor of normal sweet foods. D-Xylose is used as a raw material for essence to meat and to produce antioxidants. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is D-Xylose?
D-Xylose is a white crystalline powder. It is a natural nutrient sweetener, and is manufactured from corn, sugarcane, and birch. It has a cool and refreshing taste and has the same sweetness as sucrose, and D-Xylose is often used to sweeten a wide variety of foods and beverages such as spices, meat products, butter, etc.
Possible Side Effects of D-Xylose
D-Xylose is generally considered a safe ingredient. Possible side effects: VOMITING, GASTRIC STASIS, THYROID DYSFUNCTION & SEVERE DIARRHEA
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. D-Xylose is considered safe by FDA.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to D-Xylose populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake D-Xylose.
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