Maltitol Side Effects

Maltitol E965 is a sweetener used in functional food, confectionery and chocolate, fruit juice drinks, and frozen food.. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.

What Is Maltitol E965?

Maltitol Powder E965 is a product that is produced as a white crystalline powder and is particularly used as a bulk sweetener with a sweet taste that is similar to sucrose in intensity. This product may be useful in formulating a variety of low-calorie, low-fat, and sugar-free foods. Maltitol E965 may be useful for people with diabetes, it does not raise blood glucose or insulin levels. Maltitol can be used in many fields as a sweetener, emulsifier, and stabilizer, in stuffings, biscuits, cakes, candies, chewing gums, jams, beverages, ice creams, daubed foods, and baking food, etc.

Possible Side Effects of Maltitol E965

Maltitol E965 is generally considered a safe ingredient. Common side effects may:

  • Stomach and Abdominal Pain


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. Maltitol E965 is considered safe by FDA.

Suggested Dosage


Special Populations Precaution

There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Maltitol populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Maltitol E965.



Related Research

1. Effects of sugar-free chewing gum sweetened with xylitol or maltitol on the development of gingivitis and plaque: a randomized clinical trial. [Int J Dent Hyg. 2014 Mar] Author: Keukenmeester R, Slot D, Rosema N, Van Loveren C, Van der Weijden G.

2. Digestive tolerance and postprandial glycaemic and insulinaemic responses after consumption of dairy desserts containing maltitol and fructo-oligosaccharides in adults. [Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014 May] Author: Respondek F, Hilpipre C, Chauveau P, Cazaubiel M, Gendre D, Maudet C, Wagner A.

3. The genotoxic and teratogenic effects of maltitol in rats. [Toxicol Ind Health. 2013 Nov] Author: Canimoglu S, Rencuzogullari E.

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